Author Archives: Growing By Faith| Stockbridge MI

Poultry Workshop April 30th 2016

Saturday, April 30th starting at 9 am Chicken Tractor and Poultry Processing Workshop is presented by Baker’s Green Acres and Growing By Faith. This is a hands-on workshop that starts at 9 am with the students building a chicken tractor. … Continue reading

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Everyone Wants Jerky!

Jerky, Jerky, everyone around here wants me to make more jerky! The first time I made jerky, I had to stay up late all by myself cutting strips of beef. However, after they tried my first batch, making jerky is … Continue reading

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Bow Drill Workshop 10/24

Bow Drill Class: Saturday, October 24 from 3-6 pm. Did you ever wonder how rubbing two sticks together could possibly start a fire?  In this class we will learn the ancient technique of starting a fire using a bow drill.  Participants will … Continue reading

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Herbal Medicinal Preparation workshop Monday August 31st

             Great Workshop at a Great Price!   This is a sampler class of different herbal medicinal preparations: infusion, decoction, tincture, medicinal oil, salve, compress. Participants will experience all stages of each preparation and will … Continue reading

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Raising Hay Strengthens Our Faith

 Today we FINALLY finished our FIRST cutting of hay! YAY!   Normally, we should be getting ready to do our second cutting. With all the rain we had the last few months, it was challenging for any farmer to harvest … Continue reading

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We are in the News!

This past Thursday evening it was not unusual to see The Sun Times News on our old wooden table in our dining room. However, there was an unusual buzz of excitement hovering over the front page. Like bees over a … Continue reading

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How I easily harvest lettuce on our homestead; with video

I think every homestead should grow lettuce! In the summer time, I will occasionally even have it for breakfast. I definitely have fresh lettuce with almost every meal. It is so crisp and delicious when eaten freshly picked! I do … Continue reading

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Photos from our Wild Edible Walk Event

Thanks to Rowena, our wild edible plant walk on the farm was so educational. She did a great job showing us all the free food we have growing on our farm. She also explained their medicinal purposes! Everyone got to … Continue reading

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Raspberry Harvest Fun!

  In my post, Five Reason Why I Love Homesteading, I shared the benefits of raspberry tea. Making raspberry tea is so simple. All you need is raspberry leaves and very hot water. You simply pour very hot water over … Continue reading

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Five reasons why I love homesteading!

This picture shows five reasons why I love homesteading. Can you identify them? I will give you a few hints. We picked them all today (June 29th., first hint). Not only do I love these for their delicious taste, but … Continue reading

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