Adventures on our Homestead

Building a Goat Feeder

Goat Feeder Construction

In case you didn’t know, Michael has a side job of  building goat feeders and selling them. You may not have noticed, but we have a “For Sale” page on our blog. We sell milk, eggs and soap. One thing we have learned over the past year and a half is hay is expensive and […]

Super Nacho (Great for Super Bowl)

Super Nacho (Great for Super Bowl)

This Super Nacho makes a great appetizer or  dinner. It makes a great addition to a Super Bowl party too. Years ago…..ok, DECADES ago, during the summer between high school and college I worked two jobs. During the week I worked at Nordstrom in the Brass Plum. On the weekends, I worked at a restaurant […]

Roaming Geese Return for Breakfast

Goose closeup

With the typical winter rain we get here in Oregon, we have accepted that our lower pasture will flood each year, and stay flooded sometimes for weeks. Not a huge problem for us, and it brings in a lot of waterfowl to watch. It is also impressive how much water levels can rise and fall […]

Fresh Eggs

Fresh Eggs for Sale

Farm fresh eggs available for sale. Our chickens are free range and produce healthy orange colored yolks. Our chickens have really increased their production now that the days are getting longer. Our layers are a variety of Barred Rocks, Americaunas, Australorps and a single White Brahma. Free ranging during the day, they get a variety of […]

Welding Another Michael Project

Welding a New Trailer

  I don’t think I have mentioned to you how Michael has been teaching himself welding. He is enjoying learning a new skill. Because he has so much free time. This trailer is one of his first projects with the ever improving welding skill. I don’t have any “before” pictures so I’ll have to try […]

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Favorite Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy. Comfort food at its best.   Let me introduce you to one of our favorite dinners: Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy. Years ago I had a hankering for Salisbury Steak. It must have been in college. They probably served Salisbury Steak at the commons. Then again, maybe I purchased frozen dinners from […]

The Dangers of Putting up Fencing

The Dangers of Putting up Fencing

You remember in yesterday’s post that we had a slight mishap with a tree. Well, I didn’t show you all the pictures. I guess I thought I should prepare you first. This is what I didn’t show:   And this: He is ok. No worse for the wear. Keep smiling, Karen

Family Fencing Project

Family Fencing Project

♫ Here’s a story, of a family fencing project, with four people and a bunch of goats.♫ Michael has a dry erase board on which he writes his “to do” list. It is a very long list. Some are larger projects that we need to save money to complete, but they are there, on the […]

2015 Farm Production Report

2015 Farm Production Report

A happy Monday to you. Isn’t it nice to see blue sky and green plants. Almost makes you feel warm even though it is January. Almost. I thought you might be interested in knowing what Salt Creek Acres grew/produced over the last twelve months. I guess I should clarify. The only things that have been […]

Tortellini Meatball Soup

Tortellini Meatball Soup

Tortellini Meatball Soup. What could be better? We love this soup. We are wild about this soup. We go nuts over this soup. When I serve it, I am given temporary rock star status. This recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks , “Mr. Sunday’s Soups”. I think it was the first recipe out of […]

Kitchen Improvement Part Two

Gas Stove and New Fan

When we bought this farm we loved the kitchen. So much more cabinet and drawer space. Double ovens and decent counter space. We knew that over time we wanted to update the appliances. The sink was an easy place to start. Michael installed this one in July of 2014. Then for my birthday that September, […]

Hey, it’s 2016!

Christmas 2015

We had a very enjoyable Christmas break. Two weeks off of school which meant staying up later than usual and sleeping in too. We have always spent Christmas Eve in Gresham with my in-laws. Since our move to the country my in-laws are being very flexible for us. This year it was December 23 at […]

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