I Killed My First Goose

Today was another big step for me. Its not even been quite two years since I ate the first meat since childhood, and only little more than a year from the first batch of extra roosters I butchered with help. I have butchered quail in my kitchen sink, but largely, to this point I have…

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Redefining Myself and My Blog- an update

I have taken a two year break from this blog to try and recover my own health. As I was blogging how to make bread, gingerale and goats milk caramel my own health was coming to a head. By august 2016 I was using a cane to get through my days, my husband tying my…

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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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