Heating the rural farmhouse with propane is outrageously expensive. We are learning the art and science of heating with wood ... sometimes the hard way!
Lori shares some of winter's wonders from her Wisconsin farm.
Lori and her farmer son, Bryan, assist a neighbor with an otherwise overwhelming job on their farm, and rediscover the tradition of bartering. Money isn't the only thing that has value!
Lori learned to oven can her dry goods to keep them safe from mice this winter, and in the process linked a young man with his great-grandfather.
In times of plenty or want, a homemade gift given with love warms the heart of the recipient. This Christmas, an easy-to-make, yet unusual “gift-in-a-jar” will find its way to our family and friends.
We finally hired a mason after seeing the problems with the 100-year-old stone foundations ... join Bryan and Lori for a look at the before and afters in the 100-year-old house and barn!
The masons worked hard to repair the crumbling and leaking barn walls at Wisconsin's Farm on the Hill ... could Farmer Bryan build the brooder room fast enough after they were done to have it ready for the turkey poults?
Beat winter's chill with this delicious, made-from-scratch chai tea!
Construction on the Eggmobile and Chicken Tractors is in full-swing at Farm on the Hill, while a surprise in the brooder throws a monkey wrench in the preparations for the arrival of baby chicks this month!
Life and death are a daily reality on a farm. Join Farmer Bryan and Lori as they try to help a hypothermic chicken after a night of storms.
Join Farm on the Hill's Lori Havens as she shares some inexpensive ideas for decorating your autumn table with the simple beauty of nature!
Farm on the Hill's pastured turkeys received an unexpected 'stay of execution' when a freak early snowstorm prevented safe travel to the processor! Read along and see the challenges that Farmer Bryan faces as he works to keep the birds safe and alive for one more week out on the winter pasture!
Visit the springtime pastures of Farm on the Hill as "the girls" are introduced to their new home!
Join Farmer Bryan and Lori as they introduce their turkeys to the world outside of the brooder!
Farm on the Hill's Egg Mobile inches ever-closer to completion ... watch the progress with us!
Follow along with Lori Havens' tutorial, and learn how to make delicious, low-sugar jam using agar agar instead of commercial pectin!
Lori Havens brings us along as she bakes bread using fresh-ground Einkorn Wheat, an ancient grain.