Welcome to The Elliott Homestead

Recipes, Farming & Gardening

Well, hello there. Welcome to The Elliott Homestead. This site encompasses so many of the things that I desperately love – my bearded husband Stuart, our quiver of children, and life on the farm. We live on five acres in North Central Washington and on that land, we raise our dairy cow Sally Belle, a giant flock of laying hens, meat chickens, hogs, sheep, turkeys, and a variety of produce in our large, organic gardens.

We farm to provide our family with as much homegrown food as possible – learning the ways of the land and the ways of the past. We preserve food, stock up the larder for winter, and are ever working towards growing more. The laundry hanging on the line may cause some to think we’re old fashioned. And maybe that’s true. But I’m okay with that. I wouldn’t trade this hard working farm life for anything in the world. Welcome to our homestead – I hope you stick around! There are peaches to be canned, cloth diapers to be washed, and always plenty of tasty dishes to enjoy.

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The Elliot Homestead

Gardening at the Farm

Creating Beautiful Farmhouse Window Boxes at the Farm

How to Keep a Tidy Garden

Starting Seeds

Garden Amnesia

The Biggest Mistakes New Gardeners Make

Drone Footage of the Farm

Making a Garden From Scratch

What's Way Harder than Growing Food?

The Spring Trees & Strawberries are in

Success & Failure in the Market Garden

How I Beat the Weeds in the Garden

Arranging Beautiful Farmhouse Flowers

The Hardest Garden Job of All

Big Garden Decisions, Did I Make the Right Choice?

Building a Small Garden Pond

Bringing Beatrix Potter to the Garden

What Does the Garden Look Like Naked

Starting Seeds for Spring


Fresh Lettuce Wraps

Cast Iron Steak & Mushrooms

How to Make Homemade Pasta with Clam Sauce

Rustic Carrot Cake

Oven Fried Zucchini

How to Makes Eggs Florentine

Cobb Salad with Homemade Bacon

How to Make Simple Chocolate Mousse

Free Range Chicken Picatta

Farm Raised Pork Kabobs

My Favorite Homemade Bread Recipe

Homestead Life

French Baking and Honey Bees

Chilidhood Unplugged

Can a Farmer be Chic?

Farmhouse Tour

I Think We're Going to Make it

Plans Change – Lambing

Take a Peak into our Monthly Grocery List

Vintage Wallpaper

What Do We Do With This Space?

doTerra Business Trip

Escaping the Farm for a While

It's War!

Surviving Winter