Author Archives: valbjerke

About valbjerke

Farmer, Transmission Rebuilder, Self Sufficiency Nut. Like the old school way of doing things. "Fast is fine - accuracy is final" (quote by some way back famous gun-slinger - likely just before he got shot dead)

Do over part 2: Homesteading harder


There are only so many hours in a day.  I have to tell myself that – often.  This year in particular I’ve finally tapped out on available hours, and discovered that there is a price to pay for running out … Continue reading

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Do over – grab a coffee, long post.


It’s been a hectic year.  Very hectic.  Hectic to the point I began to get that dizzy ‘got my sea legs and now I’m back on land’ dizziness – only I’ve not been on a boat.  I’ve not stopped moving … Continue reading

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Officially doing nothing…..ish.


Every morning I get up at an obscenely early hour, grab a coffee, grab my phone and quickly check my favorite blogs.  It’s nice to see what everybody else is  up to, how their gardens are going, their livestock rearing, … Continue reading

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Stone Pig Kitchen Farm Cheese :)


So for those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the final recipe for this cheese (and those of you who haven’t), here we go. I’m going to write this out so anybody can make this cheese.  Some of you … Continue reading

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Forward into 2015 and back to the never ending story.


After re-reading my previous posts – I find a recurring theme appearing here….. seems I only find time to write when it’s winter. 🙂 So again – winter is here, though not yet in a big way that I’m familiar … Continue reading

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Wish I Was Here 😊


My son posted this on his FB page this morning. Calls it – “the view from my office” (he’s driving logging truck) Told him I’d trade him views any day 😊

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Almost Jackpot


I’ve been messing with this ‘quick farm cheese’ recipe – off and on for several months. I’m trying to achieve a cheese that is sliceable, grateable, melts…..and can be made with a minimum of attention, minimum of pressing, ready same … Continue reading

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