People often ask me about what to do as a new homesteader and I always say, start one thing at a time and do it all the way. Today, I thought we could talk about some of my failures here so that you can avoid them.

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Mayonnaise – I have heard you talk about making your own Mayonnaise briefly before. Could you talk more about how you personally make it, and how long it keeps, and/or ways to extend its useful life?

  •  ¼ cup lemon
  • 3 duck egg yokes
  • Avocado or Olive Oil
  • Spices

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Peas that escaped the onslaught of the chickens are looking good
  • Strawberries are blooming (The rock trick from Nick)
  • Herbs and tomatoes are out — but another round is held back in case we get the late April freeze
  • Planting potatoes this week
  • Sweet potato slips are in progress

Main topic of the Show: 5 Mistakes I Made on My Homestead

  1. The Retaining Wall of Shame
  2. The Pooey Pig Pasture
  3. Animals before Fencing
  4. Hoarders Unite: Nowhere to Store Things
  5. The Problem is the Solution (On hills, clay, rock, and a south facing house)

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  1. Michael Floyd
    Michael Floyd says:

    I don’t know if anyone has said this, but if your mayo doesn’t turn out, the trick of adding more yolk works best if you add the yolk to an empty (clean) blender like you are starting over, (add seasoning, etc…) then instead of adding oil, you add the mayo that didn’t work out like you would oil… Slow at first in drops, then more when it starts thickening up.

    That usually worked for me.


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