Accepting your shortcomings, or short seedlings as it may be.
That moment you realize contentment looks pretty good on you, but the ducks seem distant.
Chicks and kids growing right before our eyes this spring.
My bees shipped early - here we go!
The post office has called to say your bees have arrived! Now What? Step-by-step instructions on installing your hive.
After two weeks amongst the poorest in India, how do I come home?
The quiet low of January has broken, the promise of spring and its seedy optimism is evident in the pile of seed catalogs at my bedside.
A systematic approach to conquering what holds you back, and buttering your fresh warm victory.
Cross-state travel, early chicks, a rescue rabbit and pork — all in one week!
How is it May already? Our list of to do's grows daily as our workable days fly by.
Beyond the global, environmental and social impacts of eating local, feeding your organs healthy fuel buys you precious time on earth.
Beekeeping has its benefits: raw honey, beeswax and pollination. With a quick check, you can find out if your community offers a rent-a-bee program. For a fee, you'll get a queen bee, hive colony and a mentor to get you started.
Delicious and colorful roasted root vegetables melt in your mouth.
Delight your host by taking one of these homemade treats.
How to make any fish tastier and moister with one simple ingredient.
Avian Influenza has been detected in five western states. There are several steps you can take to protect your backyard chickens, and one simple way to find out if you, as an urban hen keeper, are at risk.
This is a short video that shows some of the major highlights on the homestead during the month of February.
You have read every garden, homestead and back to the land book in your library system. Your dreams of coffee at sunrise set to the chatter of fowl made real. With hoe in hand and 914,760 square feet rolling out from your feet like a magic carpet; where do you start?
Easy beginner breadbaking success with this simple and savory peasant loaf.
It is officially spring at The Pomponio Homestead despite the icy drizzle and the date. I asked the universe, and it delivered - three hens.
Beekeeping supply arrived, it's light out and I have a fever!
Finally some sun, too bad it is during the work week!
Turkeys are surprisingly tough to raise, coop are remarkably simple to raise and thanksgiving a given.
Mother's Day weekend brought lilacs, bedding plants, pie and a nap.
A recipe for whole wheat sourdough baguettes.
Who knew how great whole-wheat sourdough bread can be.
Spring brings about manic bouts of project planning and completion, but at least there is pie!
Here are some hints that can help you start, keep and bake with sourdough.
Cooking pizza with sourdough starters.
An herb sourdough bread recipe.
Basic sourdough bread recipe for those quick summer needs.
When Jodi L. Wise started her new job with Sourdoughs International, she had no idea that she would be in the kitchen. She’s now wearing a new hat for her new role as bread baker.
The terminal diagnoses and reality of dying reinforce our commitment to homesteading.
This is the pita sourdough of the desert.
The green of summer available right in your freezer year round!
The Fall garden is bursting and the canning kettle hot as we draw summer to a close in North Central Idaho.
A pickled pepper recipe that packs quite a punch. Don't be discouraged by November's nine degrees in the sun weather. Now is a great time to pull out your water-bath canner and put up your late-fall harvest for winter month garden-fresh eating.
After the chicken dinner and hot dish and salads, there is one free meal left in that bird!
Livestock guardian dogs are renowned for their protective instincts. They have been bred for thousands of years to be aware, work independently and to protect their charges at all costs. But do they also break up fights between quarreling livestock?
Fired up our smoker for the first time and made yummy use of our summer's Kokanee Fish Catch to smoke fish.
4 or 40, growing up isnt always straight up. Branches, bumpy outcroppings and the occasional low hanging fruit serve as speed bumps on the road of life.
With the fence in (just barely), this rainy Wednesday looks just perfect for planting.
The garden is 58 by 112 feet and it's planted!
The world of organic seed, delusional hope and insomniac online shopping collide.
Dragging my feet to get spring started, afraid to fail and making the decision to jump in an succeed or fail already!
A basic sourdough bread recipe.
A proofing box is a critical tool in cooking sourdough bread; here is a simple way of making one.
Short overnight trips are a great way to introduce your family to bicycle travel.
Try your hand at this amazing sourdough crackers recipe.
The following are some helpful hints and tips to keep in mind while using a sourdough starter that can help you keep your sourdough culture in good condition.
A philosophical look at the coming of winter, with ideas for preserving the summer after the end-of-the-season pepper harvest.
This is the story of my family’s transition from a nomadic military lifestyle to one of rural homesteading. I talk about our preparation leading up to leaving the service and some of our current goals and projects for the property and our lives. I also talk about using permaculture as the design science methodology for our businesses and the development of the property.
Sourdough waffle recipe.
Looking for the perfect sourdough hamburger bun.