How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar (It's Easier Than You May Think)

Apple Cider Vinegar, or otherwise sometimes fondly referred to as ACV, is one of those staple items on any homestead.  Great for cleaning, as a supplement for the animals, and in our own diet, apple cider vinegar is a star!

Early in my...

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Best Ways to Preserve Apples

It’s apple-picking season!  This year produced an abundant crop of big, juicy apples in our orchard so we have been busy preserving apples here on the homestead.  Not only did our trees give us bushels of apples, but our neighbors'...

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Garlic Planting Time

Here in the Ozarks of Missouri, the days are just about as perfect as it gets.  Cool mornings with sparkling dew on the grass, deep blue skies, and warm days.  October is my favorite month of the year and I try to spend as much time...

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What We Feed Our Goats

goats on the homestead Feb 27, 2019

Once you make the decision to welcome an animal to your homestead, you take on the responsibility for the health and well-being of that animal.  When it comes to care, there are three schools of thought;  one: you can go with the...

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Best Goat Herbal Supplements We’ve Found

goats on the homestead Feb 25, 2019

When it comes to goats, supplementation just ends up being a part of the equation so we’d like to share our favorite natural goat herbal supplement.

Goats are, in their natural habitat, foragers and will graze on a wide variety of grasses,...

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Herb Spotlight: Stinging Nettle

herbs on the homestead Feb 14, 2019

I’ve always been a bit fascinated with herbs and their amazing benefits, both in adding flavor to culinary recipes and in their medicinal qualities.  For years, however, I didn’t do much with herbs since I allowed myself to...

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Hand Milking or Machine Milking

dairy on the homestead Nov 29, 2018

Milking goats and cows is such a rewarding experience.  There’s something so relaxing and soothing about spending time with our animals, talking to them and sometimes singing to them while they contentedly chomp on hay during...

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