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Christine Nelson

Nelsons Edible Acres By Christine Nelson In the fall of 2013, we made the move out to our little piece of heaven, eight acres outside Topeka, Kansas. My husband Jacob and I both grew up in the city, but had begun to long for rural life. We wanted to raise our children where they had room ...

How To Get The Most From One Gallon Of Milk

Raw milk is so magical. Not just because it tastes fantastic, but because you can turn it into so many things. Kefir, buttermilk, yogurt, butter, cream cheese, whey for fermenting foods, the possibilities are endless.Anyone who knows me well knows that I love to stretch a dollar. The one thing ...

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake

This easy to follow recipe will deliver a creamy, lightly sweetened cheesecake without all of the fuss of a long baking time. My family loves it and I enjoy serving them a nice treat that’s made from real ingredients. I’ve always been leery of people who don’t like cheesecake. Its ...

Maple Vanilla Granola Recipe

If you are looking for a tasty granola recipe to rival any store bought boxed cereal, you are in the right place. My kids love it and enjoy it with fresh milk or as a topping to homemade yogurt. Who am I kidding, they love it any way they can get it. Those kids can put it away!I found the ...

The Waiting Game

Hi, my name is Christine and I can’t stop looking at cows on Pinterest.It’s a good thing I really don’t have much down time because I can see a lot of time being wasted just scrolling through pins of milk cow this and milk cow that.We were originally supposed to get our heifer and steer ...

The Best Fall Project

I've been neglecting blogging a bit since we had our fourth baby this past July. I took some much needed time off from the computer and then we settled into our first year of homeschooling in August. Priorities have to be shifted sometimes and we've had to bend and flex with life changes.All ...

Sugar On The Homestead

When you think of a farm fresh meal, what comes to mind? I would say roasted leg of lamb with sweet potatoes, salad and of course, an amazing dessert like apple pie or peach cobber.But if we are all really trying to be like our ancestors and grow our own food, where does sugar really fit in? ...

How Not To Raise Turkeys

Farm animals seem to be a bit of an addiction. I don't know about you all, but we seem to want to keep adding more. At the beginning of the year I had said we weren't going to add anything else new and just stick to what we had for now, but before long we had already arranged to get a small ...

Homemade Face Wash And Exfoliant

I haven’t purchased facial was in well over a year. Even after a hard days work outside, I can wash the grit and grime right off and my skin feels soft and moisturized with these easy recipes. By using these ingredients, your skin will not get stripped of the natural oils it contains and it ...

Soaked Fruit And Nut Muffins

Traditional cooks knew and understood the importance of properly preparing grains. This art has long been lost, especially with the conveniences of modern packaged foods. Grains contain phytic acid. Left untreated, it can combine with other important minerals and block the absorption of them ...

Deciding On A Dexter

I’ve been pondering a family milk cow for quite some time. OK, I’ve been thinking about it since the day we moved out here, so over a year and a half. I originally thought a cow would not be an option on our small acreage, as I did not want to have to feed hay all year round and do a lot ...

Easy Peasy Pickled Asparagus

In my opinion, nothing means spring more than asparagus. It's the first thing to pop out of the ground for us to eat, because we don't have a greenhouse (yet!), and we are eating it like crazy right now.I'm a huge fan of refrigerator pickles. They are super easy to make, taste delicious and ...

How To Trick A Broody Hen

We’ve all had one. That hen that keeps trying to get broody all of the time and just won’t take no for an answer.Our little black hen always tended to be that way. She was some sort of mixed breed, and I’m not sure if that had something to do with it, but she sure would go broody. And ...

Meat Chicken Comparison

When we set out to raise our second batch of broilers last fall, I really wanted to try out another breed. We had previously raised the Cornish Cross that we ordered from a hatchery out of Missouri.That breed is fantastic for marketing a pastured broiler. With the large breasts and great size, ...

Nice To Meet Ya!

If 10 years ago you would have told me I'd be happily nestled onto a small plot of land surrounded by children, animals and dirt, I would have never have believed you. I didn't grow up thinking, man, I can't wait to bake everything from scratch, get my fingernails dirty in the garden and scoop ...

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