• Baked Oysters with Bleu Cheese, Bacon and Hot Sauce
  • Homemade Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer
  • Milking Parlor and Processing Room Tour
  • Dairy Animal Mistakes; My Epic Failures
  • Real Food Struggles – Confessions of A Homesteading Mom
  • Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • Starting a Homestead: Advice for the first year
  • Homemade Limoncello
  • Canning Pickled Beets
  • The Day In The Life Of A Homesteader
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Baked Oysters with Bleu Cheese, Bacon and Hot Sauce

I’ll admit, the first time I tried these oysters I was at our friend’s house and I thought, ‘gross, what an odd combination of ingredients!’ However, it only took one whiff of the deliciousness delicious and I was sold! They have been one of my favorite appetizers ever since. These are perfect snack for game… 

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Homemade coffee creamer | livinlovinfarmin

Homemade Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer

For the majority of my adult life, I have been held hostage by the delicious and famous French Vanilla CoffeeMate™ Coffee Creamer. If you have experienced this smooth morning delight, then you know what’s fueling my addiction. Growing up we had plain black coffee. It was terrible. (Sorry mom, but it was.)  As a impressionable… 

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Milking parlor and processing room tour | raw dairy | homesteading | livinlovinfarmin

Milking Parlor and Processing Room Tour

When I started with the hopes of one day owning a raw dairy, I had an image in my mind of how the milk parlor would/should be set up. However, it actually wasn’t until I started milking and processing raw milk, did I really figure out what worked for me.  While I grew up in… 

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Dairy Animal Mistakes and Failures | Homesteading | Raw Milk | Cows | Goats | Livinlovinfarmin

Dairy Animal Mistakes; My Epic Failures

Early last year, in the prime of calving season, a dear friend of mine lost her beloved dairy cow.  She had just calved a beautiful Jersey bull (one of Tanks babies) and within 12 hours of calving, the cow was down with 4th stage milk fever.  It took another 12 hours for the vet to… 

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Real food struggles | confessions of a homesteading mom |control freak| Livinlovinfarmin

Real Food Struggles – Confessions of A Homesteading Mom

I wish I was less of a control freak.  I wish I allowed myself to shop the inside isles of a grocery store.  I wish for once I could buy my family Lucky Charms and Mickey mouse shaped chicken nuggets.  I wish I could stop at McDonalds and let me kids climb around on the… 

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Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix | Homesteading | livinlovinfarmin

Homemade Taco Seasoning

My family could live on tacos.  Seriously, its my go to meal.  Loaded with garden fresh veggies and grass-fed beef from the pasture, tacos really couldn’t get any easier.  Taco soup, taco salad, taco stuffed bell peppers, crisp tacos, soft tacos… are you sick of me Bubba Gumping you yet?  Anyways, back to my point….. 

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Homesteading Advice first year | livinlovinfarmin

Starting a Homestead: Advice for the first year

It all started with a chicken. A rooster actually. Living in a run down, 120  year old original homestead that was home to more mice inside then outside, I quickly began researching chemical free alternatives to eliminate these nasty unwelcomed house guests. In the midst of my research I came across a story about “old timers” using chickens… 

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Homemade Limoncello | Homesteading |DIY | livinlovinfarmin

Homemade Limoncello

Remember all those lemons my parents brought home from Arizona?   Well besides lemonade for the kiddos, I decided to make some limoncello for this years homemade Christmas gifts for my siblings.  And of course..some extra for me. The beauty with making limoncello is that there is no exact brewing time. I like to let… 

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Canning Pickled Beets | Homesteading | Organic Gardening | LIvinlovinfarmin

Canning Pickled Beets

You know you make good pickled beets when your family and friends come over and steal a jar or two out of the pantry… every time they come over! I have grown a lot of beets in my day.  And I am partial to one variety of beet.  The Detroit Beet to be exact.  I… 

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Day in the life of a homesteader | livinlovinfarmin

The Day In The Life Of A Homesteader

While many people peg the homestead life as a ideal lifestyle, however, very few truly know what goes into just one day. Sunup to sundown. Every day. No breaks. No sleeping in. No “I’m too tired”.  Chores have to be done.  Living breathing animals entrust that you are going to get your butt up at… 

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Tomato Canning Recipes | Homesteading | Organic Gardening | Preserving The Harvest | Livinlovinfarmin

Tomato Canning Recipes

I have a sweet summer crush this savory lycopene rich juicy red fruit.  So much so, that each year I plant roughly 75 tomato plants and can at least 5 dozen jars of tomatoes.  Its actually my favorite thing to can and my favorite thing to cook with.  Here are 10 of my all time favorite easy ways to can up the tomato!. Disclaimer….. 

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