5 Valentines Day Menus

Have you heard the news? It's almost Valentine's Day! Time to stare into each others eye's and write each other long sappy love letters. In most guys minds it means its time to drop ridiculous amounts of money going out to dinner with way too many other people who are also trying to have a romantic experience and buying crazy overpriced roses. But why fight the crowds when you could easily have a much better (not to mention cheaper!) experience in your own home? In our house we tend to … [Read more...]

Should Be Illegal Ribs: Our Take

Photo Credit to Teresa S. These ribs are really good. They are a standard in our household. The original recipe from Beverly Carson on Food.com was way too sweet for my liking and I like to slow cook ours much longer than she does so we have switched up a few things to make it work for our family. These will satisfy any meat lover in your family and are a really great easy entertaining dish for a crowd. Should Be Illegal Ribs   Print Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins … [Read more...]

Recipe for Banana Bread

I love banana's. Really truly absolutely adore them. So finding the perfect recipe for banana bread has been a huge goal of mine lately. Between Noah and I, we can eat through a bunch of banana's in two days flat. Plus the kid will eat them even when they start turning a bit....which is something I absolutely refuse to do. If it's got brown spots on it....it's ready for a smoothie or banana bread in my book. So since this little squirt has joined the banana eating ranks it has been a … [Read more...]

2012 Recap and 2013 Farm Goals

As a new year comes into full circle (how are we already coming into February already?!?) we have been doing lots of evaluating for the upcoming year. With new baby on the way we are trying to be realistic while also making progress forward in line with our values. Last year was really a preparation year on the farm which we knew going into it. This year we are already seeing great results from our patience. It can be a little discouraging to see how much work we still have to do so I thought it … [Read more...]

DIY Vertical Backsplash Installation

After months of staring at this super frustrating half finished project with no energy I am excited to say I was able to jump back into working on it this week! You might remember when we started our backsplash installation that we decided to tile it vertically. We decided to install the tiles vertically to give it a unique look and to follow the vertical lines we have from the paneling on the bottom half of the room. This does result in a bit more complicated cuts (and it seems a bit … [Read more...]

Fixing Off Centered Kitchen Lighting

In the last couple weeks we have been slowly coming back up to speed in the home improvement arena as I have started to feel better. We have been trying to take it little bits at a time instead of biting off any big projects we might not be able to finish. One of those smallish projects we had been putting off was the kitchen lighting situation. When we redid the whole ceiling in the house we had installed a temporary work light in the kitchen which hung precariously off its wires so that the … [Read more...]

A New Perspective

It's been a crazy couple of months for the Meyer household. After finding out we were expecting our fourth member of the family we had a week to enjoy the news before plunging into what has felt like a very dark and depressing hole of sickness. 12 weeks later we are emerging slowly back into a bit of normalcy again. In this whole process I've had a lot of time to think (though often not entirely coherently) about our little family and our farm and the blog. I've come to some realizations that … [Read more...]

We’re Not Dead I Promise

Oh my word. When we made our little announcement some 7 1/2 weeks ago we had no idea what was in store for us.  I mean we kind of knew that morning sickness AKA all day and night sickness was a possibility this time around too, but I guess I just assumed that it would be pretty similar or better than it had been with Noah. You know what happens when you assume right? Let's just say I have been taken down a few notches in the assuming anything in the pregnancy department. This time around has … [Read more...]

Baby Bunnies Update

It's hard to believe its been two and a half weeks already, it's gone so fast! Digger has amazed us with what a sweet and attentive mother she has become. She has been successful in keeping all seven of her babies happy, healthy and super spunky. She also had no runts or peanuts so they are all on par with their growth and development. Originally we thought they were all black but as their fur has come in it is becoming apparent that some of them are actually sable in color. Super … [Read more...]

Nipple Thrush Treatment Plan

I realize that for many of my normal readers talking about nipple thrush and breastfeeding is kind of off our normal topics. It is my hope however that some desperate mom out there may stumble upon this post and find some relief from her agony. Plus it's a lot easier for me to send a link to a post to friends then type this all out each time. When I had Noah I was so excited albeit nervous about the idea of breastfeeding. I knew it was best for him though and really wanted to give him the … [Read more...]

Babies!

It's true! We have babies!! Birth day thoughts: Sometimes things start feeling really depressing around this little very cute but so far unproductive farm. This morning I thought I would quite literally just roll over and cry if Kevin came in for what would be the umpteenth time saying, "nope, no baby rabbits". But he didn't! Digger gave birth to seven beautiful little black babies, not a single orange one in the batch! I don't pretend to understand color genetics but I wonder if … [Read more...]

James Beard’s 40 Garlic Clove Chicken

I think it was probably during my short stint at culinary school that I first heard about James Beard. Comments here and there thrown in about this culinary master. At first I just smiled and nodded pretending I had some idea who these people were talking about. It was a while later when I acquired my first Julia Child cookbook, Mastering The Art of French Cooking that I really began to understand who this legend was. James Beard, Judith Jones and Julia Child: Image Credit to Alice … [Read more...]