• Milking Machine. Pros and Cons
  • 10 Reasons Why You Need a Cow
  • Smoked Chocolate Salted Truffles
  • Grilled Beef Heart Skewers
  • 20 Ways Livestock Can Make YOU Money
  • The Homestead Kitchen Cookbook Review & GIVEAWAY
  • Tips for Managing Freezing Temperatures on the Homestead
  • New Life on the Homestead
  • Pulled Pork and Lentil Soup
  • 10 jobs for kids on the Homestead
Pros and Cons of Milk Machines | Homesteading | Milking cows | Dairy | Raw milk | Livinlovinfarmin.com

Milking Machine. Pros and Cons

I often get asked whether I hand milk or use a machine to milk out my dairy cows.  The answer is, both.  There is definitely a much admired simplicity in hand milking.  Not only are you gaining a one on one relationship with the cows but also being up close and personal with your dairy… 

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10 Reasons You Need A Cow | Homesteading | livinlovinfarmin.com

10 Reasons Why You Need a Cow

I used to dream about having cows on the homestead.  Milking them and making cheese from their delicious raw milk. Brushing and  grooming them, loving on them.  I craved the self sufficiency that a family cow bought to farm.  Today I have 5 dairy cows.  A bull for breeding, a silly stunted steer for entertainment… 

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Smoked Chocolate Salted Truflles | Homemade | livinlovinfarmin

Smoked Chocolate Salted Truffles

Every year for Valentine’s Day I make my husband the same meal. Fillet Oscar with hollandaise, avocado and lime marinated shrimp, wedge salad with homemade blue cheese and chocolate truffles. What can I say, I’m predictable!  This year I’m going to toss it up a bit and make him Smoked Chocolate Salted Truffles, see how… 

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Grilled Beef Heart Skewers | Grassfed Girl |Homesteading | livinlovinfarmin

Grilled Beef Heart Skewers

I remember driving home with my family when I was a child, maybe only 10 years old,  I was sitting quietly in the back of our mini van with my hand in a bucket full of milk, playing with the cold cow tongue that was floating in the bucket.  It was dinner.  I thought it… 

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20+ Ways Livestock Can Make YOU Money On The Homestead | livinlovinfarmin

20 Ways Livestock Can Make YOU Money

Living on a working homestead is rewarding in itself.  However, producing an income from that hard work is a whole nother level of awesome!.  One the questions I get asked frequently  is “How could one make money on the Homestead?” “What can you produce and sell for profit?”  The Answer, almost all of it my friend…. 

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Green Eggs and Goats Homestead Kitchen Giveway | livinlovinfarmin

The Homestead Kitchen Cookbook Review & GIVEAWAY

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE BOTTOM… As some of you may already know, my dear friend Heather from Green eggs and Goats, recently published her debut whole foods cookbook, The Homestead Kitchen.  A delightful, easy to follow, real foods manual.  Heather has dedicated 125 pages to recipes, pantry supplies, menu planning and homesteading.  My favorite part… 

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Managing Freezing Temperatures on the Homestead | livinlovinfarmin (.com0

Tips for Managing Freezing Temperatures on the Homestead

When it comes to winter on the homestead, the threat of freezing temperatures is at the top of my concern.  The possibilities for situations to go wrong is at its peak and being well prepared is the only way to go into this season. Since the average rural farmer can’t just run into the farm… 

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Baby #4 on the way | livinlovinfarmin | homestead

New Life on the Homestead

I am beyond blessed to be able to write this post today.  Our hearts are overfilled with joy and I can’t wait any longer to share it with you. Our family is expanding! Yes, this July we will be welcoming baby number FOUR to the family.  This has been a long, emotional journey for our family.  With… 

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Pulled Pork and Lentil Soup | livinlovinfarmin (.com)

Pulled Pork and Lentil Soup

When I was just a short little pea shooter, my dad would drive me around our small country town and quiz me on what crops were growing in the local farmers fields.  By the age of 6, I could correctly name them all, with an extra bonus for naming the young green ones.  Lentil fields… 

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10 Jobs for Kids on the Homestead | livinlovinfarmin

10 jobs for kids on the Homestead

Being a solo female homesteader is not easy.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m happily married to the man of my dreams, however, he has a more then full time job. Besides trying to keep up with his feisty little farm wife, he is also a fourth generation farmer and business owner.  Keeping a roof over… 

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Homemade nourishing Lip Balm with essentail oils| livinlovinfarmin (.com)

Homemade Lip Balm with Essential oils and Vitamin E

Is there anything worse in the winter then dry chapped lips?  Seriously, I can handle being cold and crazy wind blown hair, but when it comes to protecting my lips from the elements, having lip balm in my pocket is a must.  It seems easy enough.. have lip balm, apply to lips, right?  Wrong. Do… 

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