Happy Spring!! After a typically cold winter (Note: it is always too cold for me), we at the Modern Day Pioneer homestead have finally had a taste of spring. The high has been over 40 degrees for five days! Here is what’s been going on in the homestead over the long winter: MICE!!! Icky little … Continue reading Happy Spring!!
I quite like candles. Something about the small flame makes me feel warm and calm. I used to buy 4 per month from a store in town. Any scent that wasn’t food was fair game. However, during my research into environmental allergens, I discovered that paraffin wax is actually hard on the immune system when … Continue reading Beeswax, Tallow and Candles
I have been conscious of “healthy” food my whole life. My mother made from scratch and avidly consumed all the available research on food. So there has always been a voice in my life to tell me that soda is not good for your body and vegetables are. Therefore, when we discovered that Mr. MDP’s … Continue reading Breadless Bread
More Apple Experiments – January 15th, 2015 In our quest to learn new skills, one has been on my mind for a few months. It is not technically a necessary skill for the homestead (I guess that actually depends on who you ask), but it sounded like so much fun and such an odd thing … Continue reading More Apple Experiments
They’re here! The Coop is still not ready, however they’ll need to be in the brooder for a few weeks, which means, in the kitchen for a few weeks. There are 25 little peepers. No losses so far. (Thank you, God.) There is one obnoxious one, that has been named Turd-Bucket or Jerk-Face or Little-Poop, … Continue reading Chicken Update