Fermented food: why you should be eating it and how to get started

Fabulous Ferments

by Joy Racicot     yogurt,  cheese sauerkraut,  vinegar,  buttermilk,  fish sauce,  soy sauce .  .  .   I was honored to present on the topic of Fermented Foods at the Fall Gathering 2016 hosted by Larry and Lisa Matthews of Modern Missouri […]

Fairy Tale Love: What 68 Years of Marriage Can Tell Us About Love

What Makes A Fairy Tale Love?

  My grandparents grew up in the depression era and were each raised on farms in Southwest Mo. They fell in love and got married during WWII, Grandpa being deployed 17 days after their wedding. Their life was never easy, […]


The Great Potato Harvest 2016

Never grew potatoes before! Should’a been growing them all along. . . they are super easy! Late this winter I took some compost from the chicken coop and heaped it on the ground, in rows, where we wanted our potato […]

Pellet Free Rabbits~ How You can Raise superior meat and sublime fertilizer for minimal money!

Pellet-Free Rabbits

I had the opportunity to share about my natural feeding system for my rabbits at the 2016 Spring Gathering put together by Lisa Matthews of Modern Missouri Pioneers  it was a great time (even if a bit chilly for mid-May!)  Posted here […]

A fun activity to get your kids excited about gardening and teach them planning skills

Kids Garden Planner

  This will be my kids second year to have their own gardens.  They really enjoyed getting to decide what they would plant themselves, planting the seeds, then watching them come up. Weeding was a little iffy, but who likes […]


Hello world!

You have reached the Bean Post Farmstead site. This is our brand new blog so there isn’t anything on it yet! We hope you will check back periodically to find articles on our pastured chickens,ventures into broilers, our first attempt […]