Tag Archives: Homesteading

DIY Replacing a Hydrant

One of the things we have inherited with this farm is an aging infrastructure. The owner previous to us had discontinued using the pump system that pumped water out of one of the ponds. Instead, he switched all of the … Continue reading

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Homesteading Goals: 17 in 17

The beginning of the year is a great time to analyze the previous year and to make plans for the upcoming year. If you’re like me, you have goals that you would like attain during 2017. Many of the goals … Continue reading

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All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party #11

As I write this, we are in the middle of an ice storm. At the beginning of last week, it sounded like it was going to be Icemageddon; however, now that it is here the weathermen are saying that it … Continue reading

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Ham Cheddar Chowder Recipe

There’s something about extremely cold weather that makes me yearn for a warm, hearty bowl of soup.  A favorite soup at our house is Ham Cheddar Chowder. Filled with ham, potatoes, carrots and just the right amount of cheddar cheese; … Continue reading

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Ugly, Cracked Sweet Potatoes

We have been harvesting our sweet potatoes a few at a time for the past few weeks. We have had one frost but instead of digging all of them I just covered the plants with old blankets to protect them. … Continue reading

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