Homestead Dinners: Spatchcock Chicken

Spatchcock chicken finished in a cast iron pan.

Spatchcock Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, and Green Beans Come cook a farmhouse spatchcock chicken dinner with me, complete with roasted potatoes and green beans from the garden. See just how easy it can be to feed a large family (of mostly boys!) and taste this delicious chicken with the crispiest skin you’ll ever have.  A question […]

How to Eat Real Food & Where to Start

Woman holding up grocery store items.

Just because you have a garden and raise farm animals doesn’t mean it will all come together magically in the kitchen. So learning how to cook and eat real food is a critical homestead skill we should all have.

Kitchen Tools for the Homestead Kitchen

A cast iron skillet with a red cloth and five eggs inside the skillet.

Welcome to my kitchen! In this post, you’ll find all the necessary kitchen tools (and some not so necessary kitchen tools) for a modern homestead kitchen.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken n dumpling soup in a stainless steel pot on the stove.

Looking to cook delicious homemade soup? Make my quick and easy chicken and dumplings recipe in a stock pot; no Bisquick or crockpot needed.

Fig & Balsamic Glazed Turkey with Fig & Sausage Stuffing

Pouring glaze over a turkey.

Make this delicious fig and balsamic glazed turkey with fig stuffing for your Thanksgiving meal. Trust me when I say this recipe will not disappoint!

Burning Week

Up close photo of fall leaves on a tree.

During a different life, a million years ago, or maybe just a couple of decades, when I lived in a different world, or maybe in an apartment in a city with no chickens and no dairy cows and no gaggle of sons, I got lost.

A Night in the Garden

Garden arches with plants growing up and over them.

I sat in the garden until after dark tonight. I rarely do. Kids need dinner and baths. The laundry needs to be moved over and the kitchen needs to be cleaned up. But tonight, I stayed out and left the rest to wait.

30 Dollars in a Little Tin

A young boy sitting in a rocking chair cuddling a cat.

I received my first camera on my ninth birthday. It was an old 110 mm film camera loaded and ready with my first roll of film. I also received thirty dollars in single bills stuffed into a little tin.

How to Make Money Homesteading

Small chicks in a pasture.

You can learn how to make money homesteading in the best way. Start to save your earnings or begin making larger investments on your farm.

When to Harvest Potatoes

A potato in a woman's hand.

How do you know when to harvest potatoes? The plant will tell you. Harvest early for new potatoes or allow more time for full-grown potatoes to be ready.