Small Measure

A short post on Ashley English, the author of 5 books that I want to read cover to cover. Each book is a special topic on homesteading; Beekeeping, Home Dairy, Keeping Chickens, Canning and Preserving, Sustainable Living and Back to Basics Living. Ashley English lives in the mountain town of Candler, NC (near Asheville and Penland) with her husband and young son, crafting the sweet life in those beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Oh how I pine for those mountains. (--sigh-- If only I could convince someone in particular that we would love living there--we could get some sheep and spin yarn!) Ms. English is also a contributor to Design*Sponge, another favorite daily read. I really enjoy reading her blog, Small Measure and look forward to getting to those books later this year. I particularly love that she has found a way to incorporate her love for food and simple, sustainable living into her work life and home life. Real honest living, I like that a whole lot. I am working on this myself.

As a huge lover of butter, and a person who buys butter from a farm in Illinois, I have always wanted to try making it myself. Mike feels about cheese the way I feel about butter and I can only imagine how glorious it would taste if we made those things ourselves. That is why I am particularly excited about her book, Homemade Living: Home Dairy with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Make Cheese, Yogurt, Butter & More.
If anyone out there makes cheese or butter at home, I would love to hear about how you do it.   <3


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