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Unknown Homestead

Hello! Welcome to Unknown Homestead! I'm Erika. While I would love to say we have an amazing, huge homestead that is complete and bringing in the dough....it's a work in progress on just over 2 acres. We bought this property in 2019. I had big dreams but this fit the price range. Being built in the 1980's it was not an old house like people buy, but it still needed some work to be done. I handle the animals and yardwork, while Greg handles the smoking/grilling of meats and still works a fulltime job until this homestead is complete and profitable. Having 3 stepchildren does help get some things done around here, but now there is another one on the way. We started out as (I guess you would say) normal people. Depending on grocery stores for food and binge watching whatever TV show or movie we were into at the time. Our ways have since changed (and are continuing to change). We have added chickens, ducks, turkeys, and pigs to our Unknown Homestead (along with our dogs and cat of course). While this property is not that old to us, I have been trying to change my ways for many years. This blog shows what we are doing and how, with the hopes it can help some of you with your hopes and dreams as well!

Dehydrating Fruits

Dehydrating fruits creates a yummy yet healthy snack that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating! The kids and I love dehydrating fruits when we have extra laying around. Here are a couple of our favorite recipes! *This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission, at no extra cost […]

How To Preserve Bananas

When the kids are not around, the shelf life of fresh bananas seems to shorten very quickly. My favorite way to make them last longer is to preserve them for future yummy snacks! Preserved bananas last a long time and are still super yummy and nutritious! *This post may contain affiliate links, which means I […]

How To Freeze Bananas

When the kids are not around, the shelf life of fresh bananas seems to shorten very quickly. One of my favorite ways to make them last longer is to freeze the bananas for future yummy snacks! Frozen bananas last a long time and are still super yummy and nutritious! *This post may contain affiliate links, […]

How To Dehydrate Oranges

When the kids are not around, the shelf life of fresh oranges seems to shorten very quickly. My favorite way to make them last longer is to dehydrate them into yummy snacks! Dehydrated oranges last a long time, are super yummy and nutritious, and make great crafts! *This post may contain affiliate links, which means […]

How To Dehydrate Banana

When the kids are not around, the shelf life of fresh bananas seems to shorten very quickly. One of my favorite ways to make them last longer is to dehydrate the bananas for yummy snacks! Dehydrated bananas last a long time and are still super yummy and nutritious! *This post may contain affiliate links, which […]