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One Year of Homesteading

One Year of Homesteading

Well, it’s official. October marks one year since we started this blog. To be sure, we moved here last June, but it wasn’t until about now in 2016 that we started getting down to business with homesteading. We’ve learned quite a bit in this past year’s time. Reading will only get you so far; as much as I’d like to think that I know it all because I have Professor Google by my side, we’ve found that books and the…

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Why We Drink Raw Milk

Why We Drink Raw Milk

I have intended to write about our decision to drink raw milk for quite awhile now. I’ve struggled because my thought had been to provide a well researched post with links to scholarly information. I have not been able to do as such simply because there isn’t relevant research out there. I don’t mean research that supports my point of view, I mean that legitimate, peer reviewed research that examines and weighs the risks and benefits of raw milk versus pasteurized…

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How to Make Gjetost

How to Make Gjetost

This post should really be called “How NOT to Make Gjetost.” It took us four times to get it right. FOUR. This is such a simple recipe to make, yet we bungled 3 batches of it before winding up with the cheese we were hoping for. I’m glad we persisted, as gjetost has a flavor unlike any cheese I’ve ever had before that is nothing short of fantastic. Yes, I know, it doesn’t look like much, but trust me in…

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Cheesemaking

Cheesemaking

This morning, I opened the mini-fridge that houses our milk (we store it in a separate fridge so we can keep the temperature colder without freezing all our produce) and discovered that there was no room for this morning’s milking.  We’ve never had an overflow of milk before, but I knew it would come at some point and have been eagerly awaiting it.  Extra milk means…homemade cheese! I found a simple recipe online, and while making cheese might sound impressive, I can assure you that anyone who has…

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