Hafrskegg Hamlet is a small farmstead located near LaVernia Texas (30 miles south of San Antonio). Though our farm is small we try to use everything available, to be as self-sustaining as possible. We have a large garden and grow a lot of fresh vegetables. We raise both Oberhasli and French Alpine dairy goats. A … Continue reading Welcome to My Crazy Farm Life
We have been granted an awesome opportunity to try our hand at Nigoras, Nigerian x Angora crosses. We went to get an Angora buck for our herd, since Tex passed away almost 2 years ago. Helen the lady went got the buck from had 3 Nigora doelings, that she wasn't able to sell and was … Continue reading Nigoras!
Have you ever wanted to travel around by horse and wagon or just horse and a pack string? Going place to place meeting people. I have! So how do I make that dream a reality? What do I have to do to prepare? What purpose will the travels serve? Why do I want to do … Continue reading My Dream
Turning fiber into rope, yarn, string has been around for thousands of years. Most modern fiber equipment spinning wheels, drum carders, pickers have only been around for a few hundred years. And a lot of that equipment isn't really necessary to turn fiber into something usable. At bare minimum you need something to take and … Continue reading DIY Fiber Equipment (Wool Combs)
Ball tomato sauce recipe. YOU WILL NEED Tomatoes, cored Citric acid or bottled lemon juice Salt (optional) Dried herbs (optional) Pint or Quart jars DIRECTIONS Prepare canner, jars and lids Wash and sort tomatoes, removing any bruised or discolored product. Quarter 6 tomatoes and place in a large stainless steel sauce saucepan. Bring to a … Continue reading Tomatoes!
Zucchini is one of my all time favorite vegetables. I like it almost any way you can prepare it. I have always had a hard time growing zucchini in the past. Jeff has also had a hard time... mainly with squash bugs getting his plants in the past. Apparently the team effort was what we … Continue reading Zucchini!
Eggplant We like it! In fact it has quickly become a favorite. We have made... Eggplant parmesan (1 for tonight and 1 for the freezer) Double for the extra freezer meal 2 large eggplants, sliced into 1/2 thick pieces 1 green pepper 1 Jar your favorite pasta sauce Salt and pepper to taste 1 1/2 … Continue reading Eggplant
Planting! This year we got a bit of a late start on our Garden. It was April before anything got planted. So instead of starting everything from seed, we bought seedlings from our local family owned nursery. We started out with 5 zucchini plants, 6 black beauty eggplants, 24 tomato plants (we knew we wanted … Continue reading Spring Garden! What do we do with all these veggies?
In preparation for Willa's birth I wanted to make easy freezer meals The goal was Homemade meals with fresh ingredients That were easy to pull out of the freezer cook and eat. First thing I found was 20 SLOW COOKER FREEZER MEALS IN 4 HOURS. I made a double batch in February, one to "try" … Continue reading Cooking for your family and freezer!
* Warning this post talks about birth, birth is not clean. If the description of natural birth or pictures of birth bother you... this may NOT be the post for you. Willa was a planned home birth. My fourth home birth but Jeff's first, I'm trying to talk Jeff into writing his version of the events.* So … Continue reading Welcoming Willa!
It has been a long while since either of us last posted. Boy has a lot happened. We have almost Moved to TN. Our church was involved in a mass shooting, claiming the lives of 26 of our dear friends and injuring many others. We had a wedding (ours), because life is to short and … Continue reading Catch up!