What to do when the hot, humid days of summer create constant bickering in your children and in the flock.
We quarry a granite rock to create a front stoop.
We have a visit from a moose this spring.
The unique call of the winter wren arrives at Coosauke to mark the arrival of Spring.
As a beginner homesteader, designer Larissa Reznek has learned some hard lessons fast. Here are the top three pieces of guidance she wishes she had before she started out.
As winter approaches, we switch out our wood cookstove for the winter woodstove
This recipe will have naan on your table in no time to accompany your Indian dishes, and it will provide a quick and easy snack in a pinch.
Get creative in the kitchen by baking with your harvest. These sweet recipes will change the way you think about baking with fruits and vegetables.
Here is a recipe that produces savory soup that warms the soul any time of year.
This recipe provides delicious bread with minimal time commitment and plenty of room to explore the wonders of homemade bread.
These sweet, wholesome scones come together in a flash and make use of August’s abundance of wild blackberries.
Jonathan Sadowski shares what motivates him to be a bread baker. He then provides a preview of what to expect from his future posts.
Plants abound for Mother's Day, and lupine flowers and spring Brussels sprouts are among the best gifts for mom.
Check out this delicious, refreshing treat that comes in handy when there are too many blueberries to know what to do with.
A few changes in a simple artisan bread recipe improves texture, longevity, and protein content.
This recipe will give you a go-to sweet treat before the fruit in season overruns your kitchen.
Here is a list of recipes for the juicer that are tasty and packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Kristen describes returning from her summer internship at Polyface Farm and explains what she's been up to since.
No wonder hatching chicks and producing eggs is such a big business - take a look at the numbers since 1926.
The flavor and shelf life of the milk you sell directly to consumers are directly impacted by how the milk is produced and handled on your farm. Here are my best practices for handling and producing the highest-quality, most delicious milk on the farm.
The greenhouse takes shape with the help of family.
Instructions for a quick, easy and affordable method of building portable shelters for your pastured pigs
Tightening up our log cabin with a mortar mix.
Communicating via letters mirrors the pace of a handmade life.
Even when the chicks have left the nest, they never really leave.
As the first of the spring rains arrive, our river begins to flood.
Working in the potato bed produces the next blog article.
The benefits of limited lighting and no electricity.
While summer's still lingering, tasks of fall have begun.
The beauty and refreshment of our swimming hole are a swell compliment to work and sun of our homestead.
Chives and mint come to a duel for territory in the herb garden, while the spring sap-sucker marks time.
Kristen and Dan overwinter their first herd of pigs in Newport, N.H. Learn how we care for them, including fencing, feeding and shelters.
Learn how Sugar River Farm's winter pig herd turned out, along with a low stress method of pig moving and spring preparations for upcoming chickens and ducks.
Chicken processing, capturing wild bees, gathering broilers, moving turkeys and making hay!
Our first trip to the New England Meat Conference and some of the lessons we learned.
Finding the right balance between obligations can be a challenge.
Necessity leads to ingenuity in the creation of root cellar storage.
Building a greenhouse out of an old carport destined for the dump.
Here is a great recipe that provides everything you need to start your day, including a little caffeinated kick.
This recipe will show how one extra step can add extra flavor and texture to your homemade poolish bread loaf.
As mama hens, is there ever really a time when we don’t worry about our little chicks?
This recipe is a great introduction to all the joys and possibilities the world of home made pizza represents.
These tips will provide troubleshooting for anyone trying natural-leaven bread.
This Blueberry-Infused Homemade Bread recipe has a unique taste and color that will find a tasty use for any large blueberry harvest.
A big week of pig processing, morning chores with Joel Salatin and cattle sorting!
A root cellar slowly is dug by hand, with the goal of increasing our homestead's food preservation and storage capacity through the winter.
Taking a bath in the winter takes a little more planning at our off-grid, no-plumbing home.
Cultivating and drying herbs for use as medicine throughout the seasons.
The first killing frosts of the season change the garden-scape.
The arrival of our first chickens and pigs to the farm, and prepping to head off to my summer internship at Polyface Farm
This recipe gives cooks another use for a common pizza dough recipe.
The last week at Polyface. We spent a lot of time processing turkeys for Thanksgiving, moving pigs to their fall corrals gathering firewood and tending to fall crops.
A stack of cast-iron pans and a chainsaw helmet sum up why these homesteaders do what they do.