Smothered Farmhouse-Chicken

Farm homestead healthy chicken recipe gluten free low carb

(gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, easily dairy-free) No live chickens were actually smothered in the making of this blog post. I don’t know if it’s because spring is almost here and our chicks will arrive soon, or because our ducks finally started laying eggs– but I just can’t stop making (bad) fowl-related jokes. Chicken is the quintessential […]

How to Protect Yourself When Buying a Farm or Rural Property (or any property for that matter!)

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What we mean by “protect yourself” is: Make a good investment. Know what you are getting yourself into. Prepare so that there are no surprises down the road. Get exactly what you want from your dream property, farm, or homestead. We bought our first house this past October. The perfect country property with outbuildings, acreage, […]

2014 Maple Syruping Update

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Yesterday was “the first day of spring.” So they say…. This will be the fourth year we have harvested sap to make into maple syrup. Like gardening or farming, maple syruping ends up being a (sometimes cruel) game you have to play with Mother Nature. Unpredictable is the name of the game. And this year she […]

Homemade Smokey Taco Seasoning that Makes the Most Velvety Taco Meat

Homemade Healthy Smoky Taco Seasoning

(gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar free, paleo-friendly) How’s that for a title? Homemade is always better, right? Well, I can think of just a few things that I actually prefer store-bought, and for a long time taco seasoning was one of them. Maybe it’s because I grew up on taco meat from a packet, or maybe […]