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Fast and delicious bulk batch meatballs

This meatball recipe is easy to scale up or down. They can be eaten right away, frozen or even pressure canned! Cooking meat in bulk makes those busy nights easy […]

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Rhubarb Barbeque Sauce

This Victorian Barbeque sauce made with rhubarb is a delicious, fresh tasting sauce made with the earliest spring crop- rhubarb! Adding this fruity sauce to grilled meat is a sure […]

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The Homestead Imposter Syndrome Meal diary

As I thought back to this weeks meals, I couldn’t really recall what happened, where we were, or what happened over the last seven days. After reflection, we actually weren’t […]

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Grow your own food meal plan sample

Follow along and see what our meals look like in a week! We often get asked about meal plans but honestly we have such an ebb and flow to our […]

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Filling your freezer with half a beef example

Follow along and see what a half a beef looks like in a freezer! This example shows an example of an angus corn-fed beef, and not our 100% grass fed […]

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The best phone plan for your money

The past five years, Zach and I have spent $360 per year on our phone lines and had the same great service as Verizon! Prior to that, we’d tried all […]

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Pleasant Grove Homestead 2023 Harvest Calendar

There’s just 3 weeks until we start seeding some of our crops, and we’ve finally got a plan ready to share with you! Each year, we fine tune and make […]

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5 steps for local food in 2023

We are excited to be focusing on a few new things to help secure fresh and local food in the heart of Iowa in 2023. We hope you’ll join along, […]

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2023 PGH Elite Bundle

What is the PGH Elite Membership? ┬áPleasant Grove Homestead (PGH)’s weekly bundle program, now called PGH Elite offers our high quality produce and all our other products to you on […]

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Best books for frugal cooking

Looking for frugal cooking tips and tricks? These cookbooks are the best books to pull off the shelf. From using your own produce, buying cheaper cuts of meats all the […]