Novena for Our Nation-Fr. R.Heilman

Novena for Our Nation-Fr. R.Heilman

With all of the choas and folks worrying about the future of our country, I thought it appropriate to share this little reminder of what we should all be doing for our elected officials……. “Novena for Our Nation” – Praying Grace into Our New President!

Preserving the Harvest: Fermented Garlic

Preserving the Harvest: Fermented Garlic

Garlic is one of those homestead staples that goes in just about everything around our place so we grow quite a bit.  With this season’s garlic harvested, cured, and next season’s planted it seemed like it was time to do something with last season’s leftovers.  We had a pretty good crop last year so when harvest time came around this year we still had a bunch of garlic left over.  We took out all of the bulbs that were still…

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All Souls Day Nov. 2 And Purifying Fire For Souls In Purgatory – Repost — Traditional Catholic Priest

All Souls Day Nov. 2 And Purifying Fire For Souls In Purgatory – Repost — Traditional Catholic Priest

Here are some photos from the Small Purgatory Museum in Rome and their explanations. Fr. Victor Jouet, with the support of Saint Pope Pius X, started this museum to help people have devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and from this devotion, help the souls in Purgatory. Here is a picture of the Church… via All Souls Day Nov. 2 And Purifying Fire For Souls In Purgatory – Repost — Traditional Catholic Priest

Homestead Harvest….Using the Whole Chicken!

Homestead Harvest….Using the Whole Chicken!

It’s one of those sad realities of life on the homestead that the day will come when Little Red Hen will out stay her welcome on the farm.  When that fateful day finaly comes it is incumbent upon us, the homesteaders, to honor that ultimate sacrifice by harvesting and making use of as much of that animal as possible.  This leads us back to Little Red Hen, and her compatriots down at the hen house…fall is the traditional time of…

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10 Foods No One Should Eat-Mercola Infographic

10 Foods No One Should Eat-Mercola Infographic

Food is medicine, it can also be poison! Be mindful of what you put into your body…..from Mercola.com Are you eating food that’s already banned in other countries but is still allowed to poison and kill Americans? Learn these pernicious ingredients and common foods through this infographic. Use the embed code to share it on your website. <img src=”http://media.mercola.com/assets/images/infographic/banned-foods-infographic.jpg” alt=”10 Banned Foods to Avoid” border=”0″ style=”max-width:100%; min-width:300px; margin: 0 auto 20px auto; display:block;”><p style=”max-width:800px; min-width:300px; margin:0 auto; text-align:center;”>Are you eating…

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Help Support Religious Vocations — Traditional Catholic Priest

Help Support Religious Vocations — Traditional Catholic Priest

From the TraditionalCatholicPriest website…. I have ran across a young woman that has gained acceptance into the Franciscans of the Immaculate. Her name is Jade Banks and you can view her website here: https://jadeofnazareth.wordpress.com/. We often pray for religious vocations, but many times, we think primarily of men to the priesthood. In this day when convents are empty and… via Help Support Religious Vocations — Traditional Catholic Priest

Portable Milking Stanchion (pt. 2 the Rest of the Story)

Portable Milking Stanchion (pt. 2 the Rest of the Story)

Last time I exlained why we went with the portable design, provided the materials list, and showed how to make the head gate for our portable milking stanchion (goto Part 1 here).  This time around we’re going to be talking about building the elevated milking platform, installing the head gate, and putting the whole thing together.  I’ll be sharing some tips, tricks, and tweaks that we came up with to optimize our design as well! Now onto the milking platform…….

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Building a Portable Milking Stanchion (pt. 1 The Headgate)

Building a Portable Milking Stanchion (pt. 1 The Headgate)

Being able to secure your cow while milking is one of those unique homestead pleasures that you don’t really appreciate until you have to try to do without.  I’ve tried milking out in the field, and while that 3 oz of fresh milk was delicious it was a far cry from being anything that I wanted to attempt on a larger scale!  That’s why when we made the leap to in house homestead dairy production one of the first things…

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Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup!

Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup!

I couldn’t decide whether to go with a Homestead Health segment on this one or Preserving the Harvest….elderberry syrup can literally go into either category!  I extolled the virtues of the humble elderberry in my last post, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear how beneficial it can be for your health.  Elderberry syrup is a traditional preventative and cure for both colds and flu.   The juice is naturally high in vitamins A, B, and C to stimulate…

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Homestead Heros Plants of Promise: Elderberry

Homestead Heros Plants of Promise: Elderberry

The common elderberry is oftentimes overlooked in its value on the homestead.  While it is native in many areas it has also naturalized in so many places that most folks take it for granted.  Elderberries can easily be wild harvested in many parts of the country.  Until fairly recently, improved cultivars have been rare and relatively expensive here in the States. The elderberry forms an attractive shrub or can be trained into a small tree reching 10 to 15 feet…

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