Inspired to Try Let’s do something that challenges us to be more reliant on ourselves. This is where we update the challenges we’re tackling like trying to provide an entire Thanksgiving meal with items we provided from Our Homestead Adventures. Gardening: In A Coronavirus Crazy World, Control What You Can Control Why gardening can: calm the soul, ease food security worries and lead to self empowerment even as the world seems to be going crazy during the coronavirus crisis. Read More → Homegrown Thanksgiving Success Thanksgiving unlike any before. We sat at the table, a bountiful Thanksgiving feast laid out in front of us. The amazing spread of food was more than a reason to give thanks… it was the culmination of a year’s worth of work, sacrifice and commitment. It was a meal to feed the soul as much… Read More → Sweet Potatoes Sunday Hunting for sweet potatoes on a sunny Sunday. Sweet Potatoes are one of Amy’s favorites. The kids like them too, especially with a little cinnamon. Our summer crop yielded a handful of the red-orange beauties. Most of them were found peeking above the heavy clay soil (we mixed in a heavy dose of compost this… Read More → Corn Success Despite Adversity 1st corn crop brings less than an ear-full but more than “needed”. We are celebrating, knowing that we can check off one more item from our Homegrown Thanksgiving Menu! Corn! This success will taste so much sweeter come Thanksgiving when you consider how much adversity we faced with our crop this year. Second time is… Read More → Learning How to Grow Potatoes They say potatoes are easy to grow, they’re right. They say that potatoes are about as easy a crop to grow as anything you might try to plant. If our first harvest is any proof, they’re right. We hauled in a total of nearly 10 lbs. In our first effort! It was an exciting experience… Read More → Turkeys are here, don’t get attached Turkeys have arrived! After weeks of waiting and preparing, our turkey’s have finally arrived at the homestead. The pair of Bronze turkeys are just less than 8 weeks old and getting along just fine. Chris built a temporary house for the birds out of reclaimed materials. The project took only a few days and our… Read More → Our Thanksgiving Menu Thanksgiving menu items An update to our “Inspired to Try, Homegrown Thanksgiving Challenge”. The Thanksgiving menu is ready to share, think we can pull it off? We’ve got our starters, main course items, and desserts. The menu items consist of food we are currently growing so we can prepare to save them for November- and… Read More → Thanksgiving turkey, Raise or Hunt? Homegrown Thanksgiving challenge update, Turkey edition “What if our Thanksgiving dinner included only the things that we provided for ourselves?” That question triggered the first Inspired to Try challenge, now we had a big decision to make. The turkey is usually the star of the show so do we hunt a turkey or raise a… Read More → Homegrown Thanksgiving Challenge Can you provide an entire Turkey Day dinner by homesteading? It’s the goal that really launched “Our Homestead Adventures”, providing our entire Thanksgiving meal by growing, raising or hunting every dish. As we sat down for our Turkey Day dinner, and reflected on our blessings, we began to talk about how much we enjoyed working… Read More → . sign up for email updates, videos, exclusive recipes & more! ! ! SUBSCRIBE — Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again. Recent Posts This is why you don’t name your chickens How to grow a garden through plastic sheeting Gardening: In A Coronavirus Crazy World, Control What You Can Control A Cat Finds A Homestead Dilly Beans Recipe, Small Batch CategoriesCategories Select Category Animal Adventures Breakfast Breakfast Chickens Cookies Desserts Eat Your Vegetables Farm Life Garden Gluten Free/Wheat Free Homegrown Thanksgiving Challenge How To Inspired to Try Let’s Get Growing Orchard Recipes Recommendation Side Dishes Turkeys Uncategorized Urban Gardening Videos Videos What’s for Dinner? Archives Archives Select Month May 2020 April 2020 October 2019 July 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 October 2018 September 2018 August 2018 July 2018 June 2018 May 2018 April 2018 sign up for email updates, videos, exclusive recipes & more! ! ! SUBSCRIBE Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.