Wild Flowers in Bloom

Wild Flowers in Bloom

Ron King captured Wild Flowers in Bloom on a privately owned property in Pawnee County, Oklahoma. While on a picnic, he snapped the photo during perfect conditions on a warm spring day during the first week of March 2019. Ron used an iPhone 7 Plus to capture the image. The ground-level perspective is achieved by laying on a picnic blanket.


Top Three Guns for your Homestead

Top three guns

Top three guns for your homestead

When thinking of living the homestead life, self-sufficiency is often a topic that comes up fairly early. In order to be self-sufficient, it is important to own and know how to operate and maintain a variety of tools. It’s understandable that when most people think of homestead tools the most common variety is hand and power tools. Firearms are also important tools, especially these top three guns for your homestead. Continue reading “Top Three Guns for your Homestead”

Hunting Small and Large Game

Deer Hunting

Primitive Hunter, Gatherer

Humans have been creatures of opportunity throughout our history, whether they were hunting small or large game or picking berries and nuts. It’s in our DNA and is likely the most important trait resulting in our world dominance.

Perhaps the most beneficial example of our willingness to accept opportunity where it presents itself is when it comes to the food we eat. Long before Atkins, Keto or Vegan, people ate whatever they found on the landscape. Think of it as shopping the outer aisles of the supermarket, except without walls and freezer cases.

Our ancestors didn’t waste anything. They were not “Trophy Hunters.” (Keep reading for more on Trophy Hunters) When they killed something they ate all the parts that were edible and used all the parts that were usable. This applied to plants and animals. Today we simply have more opportunities spanning a wider array of choices. Continue reading “Hunting Small and Large Game”

Venison Tenderloin Jalapeno Poppers

Venison Tenderloin Jalapeno Poppers

First: You’ll Need a Venison Tenderloin

To make Venison Tenderloin Jalapeno Poppers you’ll need venison tenderloin. If you’re a deer hunter hopefully you’ve saved a tenderloin. If not you’ll have to find a hunter willing to share. Or you could become a hunter and harvest your own fresh tenderloin this fall. Refer to our Hunting Small and Large Game post for more information on getting started.

One of our favorite recipes on the homestead!

Venison Tenderloin Jalapeno Poppers Ingredients:

  • 12 whole, fresh Jalapenos halved lengthwise with all seeds and membranes removed.
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened.
  • 12 slices of raw thin-sliced pork bacon cut in half to make 24 pieces each 4 to 5 inches long (one package of bacon usually works out perfect).
  • 1 pound of venison tenderloin sliced very thin into 24 pieces.
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup Worcester sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, or 2 cloves fresh crushed garlic
  • 24 wooden toothpicks

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