Welcome to A Farmish Kind of Life!

I’m Amy: homesteader, author, podcaster, and thinker of deep thoughts. Join me as I learn about life and explore big questions on a little Minnesota farm.

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Interested in learning how to turn your pork into ham? Let me share with you how we brine a ham (or wet-cure a ham) here at our farm.
Ever wanted to make banana bread, but only had one. lone. banana? Never fear! You can totally make banana bread with the mashings of one banana. Here's how!
Ever wanted to make homemade noodles from scratch, but thought it was too hard? Pshaw. You can totally do this. It only takes four ingredients!
Thoughts on the "simple" life, how comfort and familiarity can be bad, and why we all need to spend time sitting with our chickens.
Wondering how to butcher a pig? You don't have to send your homegrown pork away for processing - you can do it right on your farm!
I'm going to let you in on a little secret: we don't use chick starter at our farm. In this article, I tell you three reasons why.
Are you wondering how to name your homestead? Here are a few tips to help you in choosing the perfect name for your place.