The Fun Begins

Modern day homesteading is a little different that it was 100 or so years ago.  In today's world, in most cases, you have to purchase the property and then follow specific guidelines set forth by the Parish (the County for those outside Louisiana), especially if you want it to be legal so you don't have... Continue Reading →

Gotta Have Storage

Gotta Have Storage seems to be a mantra when talking about living in a Tiny House.  Well, the same holds true when building one too.  With things at the new homestead moving along faster since just before Thanksgiving we thought it would be a good idea to have some storage onsite.  In fact, I will... Continue Reading →

Vegan Cornbread Dressing

  One of my favorite dishes for the holidays is cornbread dressing.  I always loved holiday dinners when Mom or MoMo would make a big pan of this delicious and savory dressing.  Paired with some yummy cranberry sauce, I can make a meal.  This recipe makes a thick dressing, which I personally prefer to thinner... Continue Reading →

Homemade Vegan Butter

Trying to eat a cruelty-free diet, for us at least, means eating a mostly vegan diet.  One of the things that I always liked to make at home before we stopped drinking milk from animals was butter.  Animal milk derived homemade butter is extremely easy to make and is more delicious than any store bought... Continue Reading →

Being Neighborly

It's been a busy week for both Nathan and me.  We haven't had any time to get out to the property, though we have been organizing, planning, preparing, and researching the things we will need for the build.  Today we decided to take an afternoon drive out to the homestead to check things over and... Continue Reading →

Homemade Soy Yogurt

Yogurt makes a delicious snack, breakfast, or even dessert.  This is our recipe for mixed homemade mixed berry soy yogurt. Ingredients: 2 quarts organic soy milk (sweetened or unsweetened, your choice) 2 packets non-dairy yogurt starter (or 1/4 cup yogurt from your last batch) 5 or 6 Tbsp organic berry or fruit preserves of your... Continue Reading →

Homemade Seitan

Nathan's homemade seitan is quite delicious.  Once prepared, we usually use half of it as a roast and slice the other half for sandwiches during the week.  The flavor and consistency of the seitan is perfect for both uses. Ingredients: 12 oz firm tofu (or cooked beans of your choice) 2 cups water 1/4 cup... Continue Reading →

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