We love duck eggs…and you can’t make duck egg cheesecake without the star ingredient! Since spring is approaching, we decided to pick up a few ducklings so we can get a jump on raising layers.
Recently, we posted about the importance of functional fitness – for homesteaders and non-homesteaders, alike. Here’s another example (and don’t forget this one): pulling out several yew tree root balls.
We’re lucky to have many wild bird visitors here, including cardinals, blue jays, finches, doves, indigo buntings, kestrels, and hummingbirds. Last summer, barn swallows built a nest in the barn’s rafters and hatched babies.
Having to buy eggs has served as a harsh reminder of why we got chickens in the first place. And buying pastured eggs from the store just felt wrong. We miss our own flock’s eggs, so it’s time to begin again. Call it v2.0.
Who doesn’t like “variations on a theme”? Especially when the themes are no food waste and wine?
Having cut a couple of perfectly ripe and (amazingly) undamaged pineapples up, it was time to start wine with the peels and cores…and some mango-passionfruit juice!
Did you walk to school when you were a kid? I did, and so did the other neighborhood kids. We were getting regular exercise and didn’t even realize it. These days, sadly, walking isn’t really a part of many peoples’ lives, and with sedentary jobs and long commutes, moving around is actually something that we have to think consciously about engaging in. Many of us go to gyms or find ways to work out at home, but regardless of how you choose to exercise, it’s a key component of a healthy lifestyle and maintaining functional fitness so that as you age, you can continue to do the activities you enjoy…and sometimes, it takes a lot to get motivated and do it.