Homesteading is a Leap of Faith

How Homesteading is a Leap of Faith | Three years ago we moved to the country with little, if any, experience in country living. While our country home was being built, we spent a significant amount of time reading up on necessary skills. Months later, when the moving van pulled into the gravel driveway, we thought we knew what lay ahead. We had no idea. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Three years ago we moved to the country with little, if any, experience in country living. While our country home was being built, we spent a significant amount of time reading up on necessary skills. Months later, when the moving van pulled into the gravel driveway, we thought we knew what lay ahead. We had no idea. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Raw Milk Q & A

Raw Milk Q&A | Switching to raw milk is a good starting place for many newly health-conscious families. I went to one raw milk-producing family farm, Fall Creek Farms in TN, to ask important questions: Is it safe? Is it from a good source? How long does it last? Why is it more expensive? and more! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Switching to raw milk is a good starting place for many newly health-conscious families. I went to one raw milk-producing family farm, Fall Creek Farms in TN, to ask important questions: Is it safe? Is it from a good source? How long does it last? Why is it more expensive? and more! [by Lee Burdett]

How to Choose an Incubator

My interest in chickens has grown ever since we started our flock two years ago with eight Rhode Island Red pullets. I recently told my husband that I would love to start raising them with an interest in preserving them. He responded with the gift of an incubator so I could hatch my own. Here are a few things we learned when choosing our incubator, and a few things you might want to consider. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

My interest in chickens has grown ever since we started our flock two years ago with eight Rhode Island Red pullets. I recently told my husband that I would love to start raising them with an interest in preserving them. He responded with the gift of an incubator so I could hatch my own. Here are a few things we learned when choosing our incubator, and a few things you might want to consider. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Caring For Bucks (and their wether companions)

This time of year -- smack in the middle of breeding season and kidding season -- is filled with anticipation for those of us raising dairy goats. I'm counting down the days until the first kids arrive (and feeling their momma's tummies). While I wait, let's talk about the other half of the baby goat equation: the daddy goat. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

This time of year — smack in the middle of breeding season and kidding season — is filled with anticipation for those of us raising dairy goats. I’m counting down the days until the first kids arrive (and feeling their momma’s tummies). While I wait, let’s talk about the other half of the baby goat equation: the daddy goat. [by Lindsey Proctor]

Ten Things to Think About When Buying the Land for Your Homestead

While there are many things to consider when purchasing an acreage, here are ten important things that we learned (some the hard way) along the way. TraditionalCookingSchool.com

When we began to consider our move to the country, purchasing land was intimidating. Neither of us (my husband nor I) had made that kind of purchase before. While there are many things to consider when purchasing an acreage, here are ten important things that we learned (some the hard way) along the way. [by Jenny Cazzola]

50 Gift Ideas for the Traditional Foodie, Homesteader, and Prepper on Your List

50 Gift Ideas for Foods, Homesteaders, and Preppers | Still looking for that perfect gift for those on your list with unique interests like traditional foods, chickens, and emergency preparedness? (Perhaps it's you who's the unique one!) Search no more -- here's an extensive list of 50 gift ideas for the foodie, homesteader, or prepper. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Still looking for that perfect gift for those on your list with unique interests like traditional foods, chickens, and emergency preparedness? (Perhaps it’s you who’s the unique one!) Search no more — here’s an extensive list of 50 gift ideas for the foodie, homesteader, or prepper. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Runner’s Story

Runner's Story | I woke up on the big day -- the day devoted to butchering our first rooster, Runner -- to the sound of squawking guineas and roosters crowing. I had imagined this day over and over again in my thoughts but I didn't know how it would go. How would I feel? Would I be able to participate? | GNOWFGLINS.com

I woke up on the big day — the day devoted to butchering our first rooster, Runner — to the sound of squawking guineas and roosters crowing. I had imagined this day over and over again in my thoughts but I didn’t know how it would go. How would I feel? Would I be able to participate? [by Tracey Vierra]