Five Feline Farm

Living and Promoting a Sustainable Life

What is a Real Farm?

What is the definition of a real farm? Is there a certain amount of acreage required? Maybe a minimum amount of produce raised? Perhaps keeping livestock meets the qualification? We have asked ourselves these questions as we build this slice of the country we call Five Feline Farm. At first, we referred to it as just […]

Longing for Summer

We escaped the clutches of the January 2019 Polar Vortex and were blessed within days to experience over 50º weather. No, we didn’t fly to a southern state, it all happened right here in the Midwest. Those couple of days of sunshine and warmth had me longing for fresh food. Perhaps something from the garden: […]

Winter Philosophy

At this writing, we are experiencing a Polar Vortex dipping into the middle of the U.S. It brings us some of the lowest temperatures and wind chills in recorded history. We have taken the steps we can to prepare: Check the propane level for the house and the generator Close off the porch Stock up […]

Instapot Peasant Stew

Last Sunday, I was hungry for Boeuf Bourguignon. What is this fancy French sounding dish? It is a beef stew in red wine made somewhat famous by Julia Child. The stew is simmered for 3-4 hours in the oven, developing deep rich flavor. Before I go further, I must make a disclaimer. For those of […]