Homestead

It’s No Joke – A Casting Call For Fools

Cleopatra The Barn Cat

This is no April Fool’s prank. A bit of foolishness and idiocy came to me via email last evening. It’s positively the most asinine proposition I’ve heard about in a very long while. But I just knew you’d enjoy reading it. Who knows? Maybe you’d be interested! ******************************************************************************* Hi there, My name is Jill Hamburgo…

Pennsylvania Dutchman Brand Returns To USA

Pennsylvania Dutchman Mushrooms

Last week while traveling the canned food section of my local grocery store I nearly collapsed from amazement. On the shelf right before my eyes, were cans of Pennsylvania Dutchman brand mushrooms with a big red, white & blue “Product of USA” label on the front of the can. I couldn’t believe it! I picked…

Home Invasion – What’s Your Plan?

Kel-Tec SU 15 & Shotgun In The Pantry

Survival Mom had an interesting post yesterday.  She’s asking her readers what sort of plans, tips or ideas they have in the event of a home invasion. Are they going to fight? Hide? Call 911? I’m assuming most of her readers are suburban women with children.  But I really don’t know that. I’m very curious…

Tonight: An Interview On Christian Farm and Homestead Radio

Farm Power Using A Tractor

Tonight at 8:00 pm eastern time, my husband Richard Grossman will be a guest on Scott M. Terry’s weekly radio show. Tonight’s topic will be “Farm Power”, ranging from human powered tools to draft animals and tractors. Scott’s radio shows are archived so if you can’t hear the show live you can always listen later…

The Best Time For Setting Fence Posts

High-Tensile Fencing

Sooner or later most small holders or garden farmers will have occasion to erect a permanent fence. Whether you build it yourself or pay someone else to construct a fence, there is no getting around it – fencing is expensive. In fact fencing can be one of the most costly capital improvements on a homestead…

Altered Habitat – One Man’s Theory About Lyme Disease

Pennsylvania Hardwood Sapplings

 Today’s post is a guest post from my husband, Richard Grossman When Granny wrote about my Lyme disease, she added the byline “it was only a matter of time.” She was wholly correct. We live in an area of Pennsylvania where Lyme is becoming endemic. I spend as much time in the woods as my…