To Our Daughter: On Making & Saving Money

Gizmo-at-The-Farmstead
Nick and I aren’t rich. We don’t own our farm outright. YET. But we will. And someday our daughter will be one of those lucky kids who gets to inherit a farm (she’ll probably subdivide it and make millions but let’s not talk about that). Teaching her financial responsibility is a big priority for us, one we talk about quite a bit with each other. A lot of the decisions we made when we .

Stinging Nettles: The Unsung Food of the Forest

Stinging-Nettles
It’s not even the middle of April and we’re all set to harvest our first crop. Best part? We didn’t plant it. It just keeps showing up, year after year after year. The growing season is super long too. Talk about sustainable! What is this magical crop? Stinging nettles! When we first moved to the forest we learned VERY quickly what nettles were. In fact, anyone who visited the farm in it’s beginning days .

Farm Profile: Chopping Block Farm

Farm Profile: Chopping Block Farm
Chopping Block Farm in De Soto, Missouri (an hour South of St. Louis) offers pasture-raised meats and free-range eggs. In their words, “Everything tastes better on grass.” We agree! And I’m delighted to share their farm with you (plus I have a girl crush on Farmer Connie who is also a Forensic Investigator and Professional Tattoo Artist). There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing strong women take life by the…well you know. .

Milking a First Freshener

Milking a First Freshener
Getting your first goat is THE BEST feeling. As soon as your goat comes into milk you start scheming and dreaming about all the things you’ll do with that rich, creamy goodness. Cheese, Soap, Ice Cream, Butter…you’re going to be unstoppable! And then you try milking for the first time. And suddenly you decide that store bought milk is probably better for you anyway. First fresheners can be THE MOST frustrating thing on the .