Category Archives: Homesteading

Top 10 Things to do with Your Extra Kombucha Scobys

How many of you just thought Kom-whattie- whattie?  It’s ok- if you haven’t heard about this drink, you aren’t alone.  Kombucha is a naturally fermented drink that is made with a culture (often called a mushroom or Scoby) and sweet … Continue reading

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How much cheese would a family curd if a family could curd cheese?

So I’m wondering…. how much of each type of cheese would an average family have to put back for a year? I have some great numbers from a Weston Price posting for other staples (rapadura, maple syrup, grain, coconut oil, … Continue reading

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Homemade Wine

Just so you don’t think we’re all about work here at Mockingbird Meadows…. Last night I tasted the wines I made this summer. It was a hard day because I was tired… the kids had run me ragged outside in … Continue reading

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Late-onset “Lactose Intolerance”

I’m starting off slow this morning.  I was up until 3am finishing up a batch of cheddar curds and pressing my parmesan.  I really have to start earlier in the day with my cheeses!  We’ll see if I get around … Continue reading

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Homemade Butter

Well, Ruby has finally bonded with us.  She must have had a bad experience somewhere along the line before she got to us.  Her last owners said that she wasn’t very social and didn’t want her head or neck touched.  … Continue reading

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Today I…..

Today I made bread, moroccan stew, lacto-fermented dijon mustard, butter, kefir, quark, feta and colby cheese.  Along the way, I helped milk a cow twice, cleaned the kitchen, filled the dishwasher, did a load of laundry, fed the sourdough starter, … Continue reading

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New Year…. New Cow

So I haven’t posted in about a week I’m guessing…. I’ve been busy adjusting to the big change on our farm.  We finally got our cow!!  Introducing- Ruby!  (Insert fanfare here) We are LOVING having Ruby in our lives.  She’s … Continue reading

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