Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Backyard Farming Connection Hop #18

As the calendar rolls into February, many of us full into preparations for spring.  Here in NY state it doesn't quite feel springlike yet, but it is getting lighter and we have more eggs out there than last month.

This week I am sharing two fabulous posts on making cheese.  Both these cheeses are great beginner recipes to get you started:

Queso Fresco from the Self-Sufficient Homeacre

Make Your Own Ricotta Cheese from Tip Garden

I want to know what's happening, in your garden, on your homestead, in the barnyard, and in the kitchen.  Whatever is in your backyard farm and home, I would love to hear about it.

Each week I will share some of my favorite posts in the newly formed Backyard Farming Connection Facebook page.  And in case you haven't seen, I have a new 'featured button' so if you've been featured in the past, grab a button.


  1. I need to learn how to make queso fresco. I made ricotta a few weeks ago and it was so easy.

    Thanks for hosting each week!

  2. Thanks for hosting this week! The cheese looks like fun to make...will have to check them out!

  3. Thank you for hosting Gretchen! Have a wonderful week.

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  5. My first time here, love your blog.
    Thank you for hosting.

  6. I linked up my post on chicken portraits this week. Hope your week is off to a good start :)

  7. Hi Gretchen!
    Thanks so much for featuring my Queso Fresco - Easy to Make Cheese! I'm honored!

  8. Good morning, Gretchen! Thank you for hosting this fun party! I am hosting a blog hop today and would LOVE for everyone to join us! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures http://www.stonecottageadventures.com/

  9. Thank you for continuing to host this. I didn't have a new post to link up this week but I came to check out the other entries and found plenty of great things to try at home, as usual. What a great forum. Thanks again.