Those who pursue a different path often meet with skepticism in our society. This is perhaps nowhere quite as true as in the area of agriculture. In The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer, Joel Salatin tackles the status quo head-on. He draws a sharp contrast between conventional farming wisdom and the alternative path…… Continue reading The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer
How to decipher what your body is trying to tell you.
Ready for 25 more skills to build on the ones you mastered previously? This set is more advanced than the first, so take your time.
While your homesteading bucket list should be unique, you may find that these suggestions spark an interest you didn’t even know you had.
You know what they say—waste not, want not. And what more delicious application of this proverb is there than bread pudding? This super-easy recipe, adapted from a Betty Crocker cookbook, is a family favorite and an excellent way to keep those bread heels and halves from going to waste. If you make your own homemade…… Continue reading Microwave Bread Pudding
Is drinking coffee good for your health? Or is it bad for you? Often, we seem to receive conflicting information on this subject from the media. And while there are good reasons we probably really don’t want a straight answer to the question…some of us are just too curious to resist the urge to dig…… Continue reading Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee
Looking for ways to expand your small-farm dairy business? Milk offers many opportunities for diversifying your product offerings!
The crucial heath roles of a much-maligned nutrient.
Tenderness is critical to the meat-eating experience. Nobody enjoys sinking their teeth into a tough steak. A tried-and-true method of testing beef tenderness is the plain old taste test. These days, however, there are ways to objectively measure the precise tenderness of a cut of beef. The Warner-Bratzler Shear Force Test The Warner-Bratzler shear force…… Continue reading Beef Tenderness and the Shear Force Test
Yes, we do our level best to eat right. We avoid highly processed foods, we put fresh fruits and vegetables on the table with every meal, and we even bake our own bread. But when you live on a farm, sometimes the urgent takes top priority. So what do you prepare for dinner when you’ve…… Continue reading 10 Ways to Dress Up Boxed Macaroni and Cheese