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Why I love doTERRA Essential Oils in particular and how I plan on using them along with medicinal herbs to help support my family’s wellness.

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Off Grid

The struggles and freedom of life without electricity.


How-to’s for beginners, and lots of good tips on raising food to sustain your family.

Eating Off The Land

Straight from the garden, wild game, and foraging recipes.


Food storage, emergency preparedness, survival skills, and more.

Essential Oils & Herbs

Herbal recipes, essential oils, and old-fashioned remedies for supporting your family's health naturally.

Going Off Grid: Getting Rid of the Dishwasher.

October 21, 2014 – 5:47 pm

Getting rid of our automatic dishwasher is one part of how we’re preparing to go off the grid. Here’s a creative way we filled the empty space the old appliance left behind.

Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #181

October 20, 2014 – 6:46 am
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #181

Come on in and see what fun homesteading tips you can learn this week in the Homestead Barn Hop. Don’t forget to link up and share!

Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #179

October 6, 2014 – 6:47 am
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #179

Another week full of great homesteading tips! Check ‘em out.

Canning Potatoes

October 1, 2014 – 8:58 am

Canning potatoes is a great way to preserve them! Here’s an easy tutorial on how to can potatoes at home.

Pickled Figs Recipe: “Christmas in a Jar”

September 29, 2014 – 7:26 am
Pickled Figs Recipe: “Christmas in a Jar”

These “pickled” figs are canned in a sweet brine of sugar, cinnamon and cloves. They’re better than candy. If you have access to fresh figs, you have got to try this recipe!

Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #178

September 29, 2014 – 6:15 am
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #178

Another Monday full of homesteading tips you won’t wanna miss!

How To Easily Convert a Chest Freezer to a Fridge For Solar and More!

September 23, 2014 – 7:39 am

Here’s the easiest way to convert a standard chest freezer into an energy efficient fridge which can be run on solar power. No re-wiring required!

Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #177

September 22, 2014 – 12:01 am
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #177

Check out what fellow homesteaders have linked up to share this week! There’s always something new to learn :)

The Solar Panels Are Up!

September 16, 2014 – 12:01 am

Our solar panels are up and running! Let me walk you through our setup so you can see what we did…

Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #176

September 14, 2014 – 9:40 pm
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #176

Link up and share what you’ve been learning and doing around the homestead!

Hornworms & Braconid Wasps: Nature’s Organic Pest Control

September 10, 2014 – 1:00 am

Hornworms can be devastating to your tomato or pepper plants. Here’s one awesome way Nature takes care of them for you!

Catnip: An Edible and Medicinal Herb

September 9, 2014 – 9:50 am

Catnip is an important herb for anyone looking to treat their family naturally. Here’s what I do with mine, and how you can use catnip yourself.

Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #175

September 8, 2014 – 8:09 am
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #175

Come on in for another week of the homestead barn hop, where homesteaders from around the globe link up to share their favorite tips, tricks, and recipes.

Hyssop Oxymel: An Herbal Expectorant Recipe

September 7, 2014 – 10:53 am

Learn to grow and use hyssop to treat stubborn coughs and chest congestion. Here’s how…

Homestead Barn Hop #174

September 1, 2014 – 7:06 am
Homestead Barn Hop #174

Another week, another hop full of all sorts of homesteading information. Link up and share what you know!

Homeschooling Question For My Readers: How Do You Manage Multiple Grade Levels?

August 31, 2014 – 10:50 am

If you’re a homesteading, homeschooling mama of multiple ages/grade levels, I’d love to know how you manage your school day as well as your farm chores. What have you found to work best for you?