Small Batch Maple Syrup-Making: You Only Need 1 Tree!

Maple Boiling Feature

This is our 4th year tapping trees and making our own maple syrup. And I’ll tell you a secret: the most trees we’ve ever, ever tapped is 4! And this year we only tapped 2! When there is still snow on the ground and it is too cold to do most other outdoor projects around the homestead, maple […]

Tips, Tricks & Techniques for Starting Seeds Indoors, Plus What NOT to Do!

Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Starting Seeds Feature

My gardening goals have always been to grow as much of our food as I can, while saving as much money as possible, and not making a lot of work for myself. I want gardening to always remain fun and never become a chore. And I want to grow the biggest, most beautiful, lush and healthy plants. […]

Simple Salmon Patties with Dill Pickle Sauce

Salmon Patties Dill Pickle Sauce Feature

(gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo) Do you have a favorite food that brings back fond memories? For Karl, one of those is salmon patties. Grandma’s salmon patties with cornbread and homemade strawberry jam, to be exact. It’s what she’d always make whenever he and his siblings would visit. Dinner was followed by BINGO, where Grandpa would call the […]