Hogs, Preserving, Recipes

Head Cheese: Say What?!

The nose-to-tail movement has made preparing unusual cuts of meat trendy again. This style of eating teaches us to appreciate and utilize all parts of the animals that we raise. Our great grandparents ate this way out of necessity and now we can relearn these skills out of a desire to be closer to our food and back to basics.

Homestead, Preserving

Preparing & Freezing Green Beans

Green beans or Snap beans are one of my favorite foods to preserve.  I find the entire process very satisfying.  From picking the rows of beans and filling up 5 gallon buckets, washing and snipping the ends to preserving the harvest.