Gathering the fruit for the pear apple jam was easy. Our local market had some delicious looking pears and I had been wanting to make a pear jam. I purchased five pounds of the fruit, but I am not sure how much was left when I went to make the jam! Fortunately I did have enough for two cups of finely chopped pears called for in the recipe. I searched for a pear jam recipe and came across this one for PEAR APPLE JAM. It is from Recipe4Living.com. Great! I still had apples … [Read more...]
Should You Raise Chickens?
Should you raise chickens once you have a place of your own? If the homesteading journey has begun for your family, you may be ready to add livestock. One of the easiest and most common ways to begin raising animals is to begin with chickens. The initial expenses are moderate, and within a few months of deciding on should you raise chickens, you will receive that first farm fresh egg. Or maybe you are choosing chickens as a source for meat for the family. Is chicken keeping the right … [Read more...]
Turkeys and Ducks. The rest of the story
?(during the holiday season, I was asked to update the story of Gus and Greta.? It seems my good friend Judy, was so enchanted? by the story that she used it for a sermon at her church.? I do not attend her church so I did not have the pleasure of hearing the sermon but I did think it was pretty cool that my little blog was the inspiration.? So here you go Judy and all other followers of Gus and Greta.? The rest of the story.)? Here's the beginning of the story, if you missed it.Ducks live with … [Read more...]