Experimental Homestead


Welcome to the Turkeysong blog!  Turkeysong is a homestead in the beautiful coastal mountains of Northern California.  This awesome section of land I care-take is something like a canvas and a laboratory on which to live, create and experiment.  I have spent many years building ability and knowledge, studying ancestral and basic living skills, and teaching and writing about such through Paleotechnics.  Figuring that stuff out is the greater part of my life.  The goal of this blog is to provide practical, useful homesteading related information which has been sieved through the crucible of experience, and to chronicle experiments and ideas in country living, and technologies related to human self reliance.  Experimentation and creative adaptation are always on the menu!  Expect me to push the envelope a little and deliver innovative projects and ideas with enough detail and background for you to move forward.  Turkeysong’s sister site, Paleotechnics, explores skills and ideas in the more primitive realm.  gobble gobble.


  1. Love that sunrise pic:)

    Comment by tamara | January 21, 2010 | Reply

  2. That’s good, ’cause I think you took it!

    Comment by turkeysong | January 21, 2010 | Reply

  3. I like your blog—Good info and a good joke here and there

    Comment by Matt Mangiamele | March 29, 2010 | Reply

  4. Hi Steven and Tamara-you guys are awesome. I’ll keep you posted on the progress of our artichokes.

    Comment by SquidClan | September 20, 2010 | Reply

  5. I like the fact that I just wanted some info on leeks and ran into passionate growers with an incredibly thought-out blog… Will wonders ever cease??? Love ya… GCF-M

    Comment by Gina C Flores-Morrah (@GMorrah) | March 22, 2012 | Reply

  6. Thank you for the Wild Trumpets and Bay Nuts yesterday. Delicious! http://peachfarmstudio.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/forage-find-feast/

    Comment by Peach Farm Studio | April 7, 2012 | Reply

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