Spiritual Lessons of Stewardship and Blessings

Spiritual Lessons

Almost 5 years ago when we moved into our log cabin in the country, I told my wife that I wanted this place to also be a blessing to others. I could tell that this idea wasn’t comfortable to her. She probably pictured endless dinner parties and weekend shooting sports events in the backyard. You see, having people over is exhausting for my wife. She has a smile that goes on forever, but the stress of entertaining people is too much for a beautiful introvert like her. Continue reading Spiritual Lessons of Stewardship and Blessings

The Skinny on Canning Food

Canning is one of the newer forms of food preservation used today. Before we had the versatility of canning, people largely used drying, smoking, fermenting, and freezing for preserving food. Thankfully, canning is easier, more reliable, and can really stretch your food budget, plus decrease waste. In this primer for the ultimate canning newbie, we will discuss the types of canning, why acid plays an important role in which method chosen, and ways to get started.

Types of Canning

There are two main types of canning: using pressure or water bath Continue reading The Skinny on Canning Food

How To Make Fermented Hot Sauce

Homemade Fermented Hot Sauce

This experiment in fermentation was fun. Last night I had hot sauce on my dinner. I kept thinking “Will this make me sick?”. We are so brain washed by our culture to believe if it doesn’t come out of a plastic wrapper then it is bad. I’m working on clearing my brain of this kind of thinking, but it lingers. … and no, I did not get sick. It just tasted yummy. Continue reading How To Make Fermented Hot Sauce

Chicken Tractor Instagram Moments

Chicken Tractor?

Chicken tractor… I remember the first time I heard that I had visions of chickens on little bitty Kubota Tractors (I like orange tractors) driving all over the farm.

Really? No, really it’s just a mobile cage. This cage has no bottom so the chickens can freely eat from the pasture yard. The location of tractor cage is adjusted a little every day (sometimes twice a day) to put the chickens on new fresh grass. Continue reading Chicken Tractor Instagram Moments

Hi! I'm Blake. Online I go by "Daddykirbs". My farm and blog is a place to learn about my journey with Permaculture, Homesteading, Gardening and more. Thanks for visiting!