Category Archives: Urban Homestead

I Wanna Go To Farm Camp!

How cool is it that such a thing as “farm camp” exists? No endless weeks of daycare, uniforms, and kumbaya for the modern set. Now young’uns can learn about farm animals, growing food, and all sorts of things that were, … Continue reading

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Cuckoo Marans Chickens

We get a lot of blog hits from people searching for information about Cuckoo Marans chickens, an older breed that is newly popular. There isn’t a lot of information about Cuckoo Marans out there, so I thought I would add … Continue reading

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Building an Earthen (Cob) Oven

As resident bread baker, I’ve wanted to build a cob oven for years. I finally got started in early 2010. Then I got a bad concussion that injured my neck, and I had to put the project on hold for … Continue reading

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Goat Milk Soap Now Available at Sunstone

Luscious goat milk soap made with fresh milk from our goats and honey from our bees is now available for sale at sunstoneherbs.com. We hand cut each bar and package them in a simple compostable brown paper bag. We aim for … Continue reading

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How to Make Goat Milk Yogurt

I’m lucky enough to own three dairy goats. I have a constant supply of delicious raw goat milk, and, no, it’s not goaty tasting. It’s sweet and creamy. I make lots of cheese, ice cream, and yogurt. I love yogurt, … Continue reading

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Starting Sweet Potato Slips, Part 2

Back in February, I wrote about how to start your own sweet potato slips for planting. You put your sweet potatoes in water. Et voila! They grow roots and shoots. Now what? The next step is to gently break off the shoots … Continue reading

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Urban Homesteading at Sunstone

Friends, it’s time to give you an update on what we’re doing here at Sunstone since moving to New Mexico last fall. Our intention was to live rural with larger acreage as we did in New York, but after much … Continue reading

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