Facing Farm Losses/ Life Continues

Something wiped out the younger generation of my flock. Signs say raccoon although nothing but stray cats ever showed up in the trap. I lost a total of 15 chickens in one night. The youngest babies were barely a month old and all 10 of them were missing with only five feathers found to prove…

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Chèvre

It’s been a busy week to try and keep up but I did make my second batch of Chèvre, for those of you who don’t know me I over salted the first one and fed it straight to the chickens so today is the really the first time my family will taste it! All of…

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Whole wheat/ high altitude tips

Recently I did a post on making bread and used a white bread recipe as the model. From this, I had several requests for other recipes, specifically whole wheat, and questions on baking at higher altitudes. If you haven’t read the first blog you should do so to learn what you are looking for in…

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Cajeta- Experimenting with goats milk part 2

After making the slightly-over-salty cheese I decided I needed something different to introduce the goats milk into my families diet and what better way that straight through the sweet tooth. It’s a lot easier to turn down cheese than it is to turn down candy!! When I had four cups of milk I again decided…

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Making Your Bread Instead

  Before goats, before chickens, before soap, before the garden and even before the urban homestead, and way before the actual homestead was even dreamt of the first thing I really taught myself to do is bake bread. See, at 19 I was an army wife stationed overseas. If you want to fall in love…

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Introducing Roosters

As a part of transitioning from city chickens to country hens, we needed some boys. I mean who can resist a mama hen and her babies running about? After falling in love with my first rooster I decided to take the plunge and get another. Oskar had settled in well after his introduction, so I…

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Greenhouse Closing

It was bittersweet yesterday when I started making the video to close out the season in the greenhouse. If it wasn’t for the fact the baby chickens needed another week or so of protection it would be completely shut down. Everything has either been planted or ushered off to someone else’s house as a gift…

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Ginger Beer ~ The rest of the story

I blogged about my ginger bug last week and today have tasted the final product and it is AMAZING! let me tell you how I made it! Ginger beer is made of two parts, first being the ginger bug. Incase you missed that blog it is here: http://www.alittlefaithfarms.org/?p=29 This bug is your probiotic starter and…

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