Category Archives: Recipes

Hog Processing on the Homestead

We recently processed two sows here on the homestead. Traditionally “hog killin’” is done in fall when the temperature drops and stays that way. Thanks to modern refrigeration, we do it whenever we are about to run out of pork. It is a time consuming process to take a larger animal from the hoof, to something the average person would recognize

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Buckets of Wheat: What are you going to do with them?

We have had quite a run on homesteading supplies at the Back to the Land Store since the beginning of the stock market’s giant swings. When folk begin to realize that life as they have known it might not be their future, they often start to purchase items that they never thought necessary before. It seems that the very first

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Homemade Sauerkraut!

Recently I wrote about the different cole crops. It just so happens that we harvested all our cabbage a few weeks ago and since we don’t yet have a root cellar, we decided to turn it into kraut and can most of it. I know, most of you are thinking, eww gross, sauerkraut is nasty. I would agree if you are talking about the soured mushy cabbage substance that comes in a can from the store. But, real homemade, fermented kraut is totally different and its full of beneficial microbes we so hiply call probiotics.

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Recipe: Apple Pie Moonshine

INGREDIENTS 1 gallon spiced apple cider 1 gallon apple juice 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 cup light brown sugar 8 whole cinnamon sticks 1 bottle (750 ml size) 190 proof grain alcohol (Everclear) PREPARATIONS: 1. Combine all ingredients in a large stock pot, except for the alcohol, and bring to a boil. 2. Remove the mixture from heat

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