The Happy Homesteader

By Erin Baldwin Homemade Vanilla Extract Looking for a simple project to do this weekend? Try making homemade vanilla extract. You will never buy store-bought varieties again. Homemade Vanilla Extract Ingredients: Vanilla Beans (any variety) and Vodka (or Bourbon, Rum or Brandy) Ratio: 5 beans to 1-cup vodka Directions: Cut the vanilla beans lengthwise More...

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The Happy Homesteader

by Erin Baldwin The overly ambitious milking pail The first winter after bringing home our four dairy goats, I purchased for myself a shiny, nine-quart, stainless steel milking pail. For almost a year now, it’s More...