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The Case of Butter vs. Margarine

The Case of Butter vs. Margarine
Host: Noreen “The Homestead Honey Hour”

Butter butter-vs-margarine-quoteOn the next installment of the Homestead Honey Hour, Join Noreen as she presents the case of Butter Vs. Margarine. For hundreds of years, humans consumed butter fat, lard and natural forms of fat and oil from animal sources. It was not until the margarine was introduced into the food system that we were told that the latter was bad for us and caused hardening of the arteries and heart disease. Well, what you have been told and what is true are very different stories. Continue reading The Case of Butter vs. Margarine

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Gain your independence from grocery store dairy!

The Homestead Dairy Goat: on The Homestead Honey Hour

DSCF8443So you’ve got the garden, the laying hens, a small orchard planted, a breeding trio of meat rabbits, and maybe even a hive or two of bees. You are well on your way to growing and raising much of your own food! Great job. But let’s take it a step further: Imagine having your own supply of creamy, fresh, raw (or home-pasteurized) milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, and even ice-cream.

“No, no – I don’t have room for a cow and I don’t want to deal with large livestock”, you say.

No problem. Welcome to the world of dairy goats! Even if you are on a small acreage, chances are you CAN keep a couple of dairy goats. There are even miniature dairy goat breeds which are perfect for older couples or smaller families. Goats are far easier to take care of than cows not only in their size, but in waste management, feed, and housing requirements as well. Continue reading Gain your independence from grocery store dairy!

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