Homestead Alchemy - Tallow

I love taking something and magically transforming it into something else. I like it even better when that thing I transform is something...

Pork Chops for All!

I've had a love hate relationship with pork chops over the years. When I was a kid, my mom served them only infrequently, and if she did,...

I love honey. Yes, I do.

About a year ago, my family ventured into the world of apiaries. We responded to a post on Facebook offering NUCs of honey bees from the...

Spring is here! Finally!

I live in Western Washington, where our skies are gray, and it often seems that rain is a constant. Winters can be cold, but are usually...

Back country wandering

Last spring, my husband and I purchased an annual permit for recreational access to thousands of acres of private forest land. This area...

Farm to Table in the Woods

Nearly four years ago, my family moved from a small house with a small yard in the city to a large house on 1.5 acres out in the woods....