Taking a break – NOT always what is needed…

Fourteen months.   That is precisely how long it has been since I sat down, collected my homestead-loving thoughts, and shared them with all of you. And as I look back, there has been a void in my life this past fourteen months. My life has been wonderful.  The homestead is doing fabulous, babies haveRead more

Easy Mason Jar Ring Storage :: Faulk Farmstead

Easy Mason Jar Ring Storage

Here on our homestead, canning season is in full-swing.  Wondering if you’ve hit that point yet?  Does your kitchen look like mine?  Mason jar lids and rings strewn all over the counters, a water bath canner that never gets put away, and a never-ending supply of jars cooling on the counter – Yup.  Full-swing.  Read more

Is Homesteading Worth All Of the Hard Work?

I’m tired today. Who am I kidding?  I feel this way all of the time.   I recently bought a Fitbit through work – you know, to see how active I REALLY am throughout the day.  It opened my eyes to another dilemma (or possibly just confirmed what I knew deep-down inside) – 5.25 hoursRead more

Homemade Goat Milk Cajeta :: Faulk Farmstead

Homemade Goat Milk Cajeta

Cajeta:  Sweetened, caramelized goat’s milk   In our home, we love all things caramel-related.  Caramel ice cream, caramel in our coffee, SALTED CARAMEL.   So I’m sure you can imagine, when I set out to find new things to do with our fresh goat’s milk, I was slightly stoked to learn of cajeta.  Ok, ok.  ThereRead more

Cooking with Pastured Poultry: Liver & Sage Pate :: Faulk Farmstead

Cooking with Pastured Poultry: Liver Paté

Two months ago, we harvested our first flock of meat chickens.  Sure, we had butchered our share of ill-behaved roosters in the past, but this time was different.  We’re talking premeditated harvesting here.   For several months, we lovingly raised 20 Freedom Rangers to provide meat for our family.   We cared well for them,Read more

Gearing up for Fair :: Faulk Farmstead

Missing, But Not Gone… Gearing Up for Fair!

It’s OK, folks. . I did NOT drop off the face of the Earth. . What HAS been happening?  LIFE.  Plain and simple. . Aside from the summertime busy-ness of the homestead, we have been getting ready for something very exciting here:  The Little Homesteader is entering her first fair!  Tomorrow, we will be packingRead more