Adventures on our Homestead

Nature Walk Sans Goats


Michael had plans for our Saturday afternoon. Some sort of survivalist activity. We would need to use compasses, communicate with signals, etc. Then he started working on the garage door project on Friday and didn’t have time to set everything up in the lower acreage. So we took the goats for a walk. For some […]

Wonderful Weekend


After a very rainy week, a gorgeous weekend was upon us. The weekend began with a new project. Actually the first part of a big project. Michael is fixing the garage. It will be a four part project. Friday he began with the door….if you could call it a door. The door that Michael replaced […]

Sour Cream Raisin Pie

Sour Cream Raisin Pie

This recipe came from my grandmother. It was passed down to my mother and made during the holidays. The pie uses a pre-baked pie shell (store bought would work nicely here) and a thick filling that cooks on the stove. Leave enough time to cool the pie in the refrigerator overnight

Fun in the Barn


The last post showed some of the things our animals do in the morning. Well, they are not the only ones doing photo worthy activities. Here are my boys. They are finished with their chores so now it is time to play. Nicholas is working on climbing the rope. He is getting quite good at […]

Animals in the Morning


Every morning when we go out to open the barn we are greeted with the same routine. When I open the chicken coop, I’ve noticed the new rooster, a White Brahma we got from a friend, is always to last to rise and shine. He is always the last one on the roost. I understand, […]

Toasted Walnut Pie

Toasted Walnut Pie

I enjoy eating Pecan Pie, a bite or two. It is a bit too sweet for me. I find as I get older I can’t eat as many sweets. I’m trying to come to terms with that. Years ago I decided to try a walnut version of Pecan Pie. I wanted to make the filling […]

Winter Luxury Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie. Pureed homegrown Winter Luxury Pumpkin and made pie.

Well, I’ve showed you how to make your own pumpkin puree and I’ve given you a great recipe for pie dough. Now it is time to make the pumpkin pie. I follow the Libby’s pie recipe but bump up the spices a bit. If you’ve chosen to use homemade pumpkin puree just measure out 15 […]

Milk Theif


Halloween marked eight weeks since the two baby does had been separated from their moms. The night before Michael thought it was time to put them back together again. As you can see in the first picture, everyone was very curious about the two “new comers.” The babies immediately took high ground which allowed them […]



Motivation is a good thing. Being former city folk, we are not used to being SO busy on the weekends. If we were busy it was usually going somewhere to do something fun as a family. On Thursday Michael put together his weekend to-do list. The boys and I sat in rapt attention. What were […]

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