Upstate NY Cemetery Reclamation Project

When we purchased our home several years ago, there was a lot about it that was...different. One of the most unique features was the small cemetery that was tucked back into the trees not far from the house. We weren't ever anticipating a cemetery reclamation project. We were intrigued,and took it in stride as just

2018-06-10T21:13:12+00:00 The Homestead|

Fast, Healthy, Easy Winter Treats For Hens

  It has been a long, cold winter on the homestead this year for our chickens. Today the temperature is moderate, so I put together a treat for our girls. We do provide some heat for them during the coldest days below zero, but it still isn't exactly chicken nirvana out there, I suspect. Our

2018-01-28T10:34:41+00:00 The Homestead|

Pam’s Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

Sunshine, rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow. All in one week. When it comes to weather in the Southern Adirondacks, we experienced it all in just the last five days. One of the best things about winter is being cozy. One of the best ways to be cozy, is with comfort food, something I actually excel at.

Simple Signs of the Season: Eggnog & Gratitude

Today was the first of the simple signs of the season that make this month my favorite. Thanksgiving is my absolute best day of the year. Our family is very nuclear… It is just myself, my husband our kids and grandkids. Together, a total of about nine people who very much enjoy being together. We

2017-11-28T14:36:00+00:00 Family, The Homestead|

There’s More Than One Way To Whack A Mole!

Moles digging up your yard? Here's one way to curb the problem! We have a beautiful yard (at least we think so), and never more so than when it is newly mown. Last week I finished mowing after a few days of rain. The yard looked green and lush and gorgeous with the exception of the dirt

2017-06-21T11:41:12+00:00 The Homestead|

Spring on the Homestead…Let the Work Begin!

After a long, cold winter, it's so great to get outside and work in the yard. In our case, since it's just the two of us, "yard work" takes on a whole new meaning. We have a couple of acres of yard to manage, not something a lot of people our age would take on,