January Update

What happens on a farm during the winter? Intern Grace bottle-feeds our calf, EmblaRight now at S&S, much of our time is spent caring for the animals: our sheep, chickens, and dairy and meat cattle. Abby the dairy cow is milked twice every day. We keep most of the...

Lopez Bounty Food Experiment

Elizabeth presents some of the bounty of S&SBack in September, Henning and Elizabeth took part in the Lopez Bounty Food Experiment sponsored by the Lopez Community Land Trust and the Lopez Locavores. Read on to learn what one week of eating locally looks like at...

Milk is a Many-Splendored Thing

Milk is vital at S&S Homestead. The three or so gallons we get from our dairy cow, Abby, every morning and evening form a staple of our diet, allowing us to create and experiment with a number of products in our state-certified dairy kitchen, including butter,...

Lopez Bounty Food Experiment Week 2

Here’s another installment from Henning and Elizabeth’s month of local eating as participants in the Lopez Bounty Food Experiment this past September. September 7-14, 2014 Sunday: We attend Lutheran services at Center Church, but Judith, who comes from an evangelical...

Busy Bees

Henning and S&S apprentice Adam stop under our maple to admire the blossoms and watch the bees at work. Like everybody else on Lopez, the S&S bees are feeling the call of an early spring. This past week we encountered members of the hive exploring newly-opened...

S&S Homestead Links Up!

Tiger the mangalitsa.What to do on a gray February morning? If you are Henning and Elizabeth, the answer is make sausages! Using pork from our mangalitsas, a heritage Hungarian breed renowned for its ability to put on fat, they followed a traditional German recipe...

Micro-Dairy Workshop

Join us on March 28th for a look into the world of dairy at S&S Homestead Farm! Events will include a tour of our state-certified dairy facilities, a discussion of farmstead economics, a farm lunch, and a chance to make butter, yogurt, mozzarella, cheddar, and...

Lopez Bounty Food Experiment Week 3

Today we’re bringing you another look back to September with a week’s report from Henning and Elizabeth’s Lopez Bounty Food Experiment. Lopezians are still eating locally and sharing their experiences – check out the latest installments to learn what Lopez has to...

Baking on the Homestead

Baking on the Homestead Every other week, we take time away from our regular chores to engage in the rhythm and ritual of baking bread. We feed the starter, mill the grain, mix and knead the dough, fire the cob oven. To make our sourdough rye is a comforting and...

Lopez Bounty Food Experiment Week 4

Here’s the last word from Henning and Elizabeth about their September of local food. Check in with the Lopez Bounty Food Experiment to read other islanders’ accounts of life on a Lopez-only diet. September 22-28, 2014 (Week 4) The Daily Table: Monday: We had a visit...