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Quinn Veon

Quinn and her family have been homesteading in Ohio for over 15 years, many of which she spent sharing their experiences and encouraging other homesteaders at Reformation Acres until 2018. She is the co-founder of the SmartSteader homestead management app and Executive Assistant for Homesteaders of America.Besides raising their main crop of 8 children, Quill Haven Farm revolves around the Queen of the Homestead, the family milk cow. In addition to cheesemaking and other home dairy, the cow also provides skim milk to fatten a few hogs every year, raise up a beef calf, supplement the feed for their flock of laying hens & broilers, and beautiful compost for their 14,000 square feet of organic gardens.

How to Grow Onions from Seed

How to Grow Onions from Seed

Growing onions from seed can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be! Onion seeds take a long time to grow and must be started indoors during mid to late winter. It would be nice if you could just sprinkle them over your flat and be done with it, but they will turn into a […]

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Homemade Cream Cheese

How to Make Homemade Cream Cheese

On your journey toward becoming a cheesemaker, homemade cream cheese is definitely a recipe to try. The good news is cream cheese is easy, takes very little active time, has a high yield, and is amazingly delicious!  Whether you love cream cheese for homemade cheesecake, spread on bagels, crackers, or toast, for cream cheese frosting, […]

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Cornish Cross or Freedom Ranger? Which Meat Chicken Breeds Should You Raise?

Cornish Cross vs. Freedom Ranger Chicks

Are you wondering which meat chicken breeds you should raise, Cornish Cross or Freedom Ranger? There is an increasing selection of meat chicken breeds available to the consumer these days, not to mention the option of raising larger, traditional, dual-purpose, laying hens. The two most popular choices right now are the white Cornish Cross and […]

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Dairy Supplies for the Family Cow

Dairy Supplies & Equipment for Family Cow

So you’re thinking about bringing home a family milk cow? It’s time to hit the books and dive into Family Milk Cow 101! There is a lot you need to know before you fill that first pail with milk including what dairy supplies you need to get started so you have the milking equipment on hand from […]

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Family Milk Cow 101

From the cost to picking the right cow, breeding, calving, milking, and more learn the basics of keeping a family milk cow on the homestead. When we brought home our first family milk cow, it was a comedy of errors. Everything that could have gone wrong did. We thought we had done our research and […]

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