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Awakino Station

Awakino Station is a child’s dream. There is the river to splash in, tussock covered hills to explore, animals to raise and a bustling kitchen with a baking tin full of something yummy to eat…

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Quick-Rise Weeknight Pizza Dough

Like many in this homesteading space, this has been a completely unexpected journey for our family.
Even 10 years ago I would have laughed at the thought of getting up to milk a cow each morning and
canning endless amounts of tomatoes…

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Wild Mushroom Risotto by The Hopewell Homestead

I am a Hopesteader. I haven’t always tried to look for the silver lining in most any situation. It’s a skill that has encouraged me to spur on and learn and read and do and gain experience by turning knowledge into wisdom…

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Homestead Loss

We didn’t lose Druzy (pictured)-but lost her twins.

I just wanted to share how sad I felt that day. Our first goat, Druzy, had her babies sometime in the night, on Super Bowl Sunday-five days earlier than we thought-and they were both dead. Perfectly formed. Beautiful. Twins….

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Raw Milk Cheese

The absolute best part of this cheese recipe-there’s no stove work involved, at all! So they’ll be no sweating over the stove, or heating up the homestead during these hot summer months, with this recipe!

Chèvre is my go to cheese! I milk the goats, go inside and filter it right into a jar, and start the cheese from that very point! The doe’s body temperature is just perfect for starting the cheese on your countertop. And it doesn’t get much easier than that!…

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Nest In The West

"Everywhere I look I see the projects I want to do - the orchard, the paddocks, the big garden site, the beautiful milking parlor."

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Awakino Station

Awakino Station is a child’s dream. There is the river to splash in, tussock covered hills to explore, animals to raise and a bustling kitchen with a baking tin full of something yummy to eat…

Quick-Rise Weeknight Pizza Dough

Like many in this homesteading space, this has been a completely unexpected journey for our family.
Even 10 years ago I would have laughed at the thought of getting up to milk a cow each morning and
canning endless amounts of tomatoes…

Wild Mushroom Risotto by The Hopewell Homestead

I am a Hopesteader. I haven’t always tried to look for the silver lining in most any situation. It’s a skill that has encouraged me to spur on and learn and read and do and gain experience by turning knowledge into wisdom…

Homestead Loss

We didn’t lose Druzy (pictured)-but lost her twins.

I just wanted to share how sad I felt that day. Our first goat, Druzy, had her babies sometime in the night, on Super Bowl Sunday-five days earlier than we thought-and they were both dead. Perfectly formed. Beautiful. Twins….

Raw Milk Cheese

The absolute best part of this cheese recipe-there’s no stove work involved, at all! So they’ll be no sweating over the stove, or heating up the homestead during these hot summer months, with this recipe!

Chèvre is my go to cheese! I milk the goats, go inside and filter it right into a jar, and start the cheese from that very point! The doe’s body temperature is just perfect for starting the cheese on your countertop. And it doesn’t get much easier than that!…

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