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Berry Picking. Fermented Pickles. And A July Garden Update.

July 7, 2013 – 9:10 am

Busy summer days, so much going on! Here’s what I’ve been up to behind the scenes…

Love Your Neighbor. Even If You Don’t Think They Deserve It.

January 17, 2013 – 1:00 am

Sometimes it’s hard to love the unlovable, and yet there are times when we are called to. And when we obey, there are surely blessings to follow. Here’s the story of how I learned this lesson through one grumpy neighbor, and the unconditional love of a little girl.

How To Homestead Wherever You Are… Today!

October 18, 2012 – 6:11 pm

Homesteading doesn’t have to be done on land in the country. Here are a ton of ways you can begin to homestead right where you are now!

My Birthday Gifts

October 17, 2012 – 3:57 pm
My Birthday Gifts

Happy Birthday to me! Check out my new toys…

Keeping Kids Safe on the Homestead

September 27, 2012 – 8:31 pm
keeping kids safe on the homestead

Living in the country comes with its own special hazards to be aware of. Here’s how we do our best to keep our kids safe on the homestead.

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggidy Jig!

August 13, 2012 – 6:46 am

Vacations are nice and all, but there’s really no place like home!

Too Many Irons In The Fire

May 27, 2012 – 6:17 am

When there are so many things on your list of to-do’s, it helps to write them all out and put them in order of priority. I’m still working on that last part.

Doing Away With Processed Junk Foods

April 2, 2012 – 6:44 am

Breaking old habits isn’t easy. But when it comes to your happiness and your health, eating real foods instead of boxed junk food must be a priority!

Our Third Year Homesteading: A Year in Review

January 16, 2012 – 8:05 am

Looking back over my goals for 2011, I’m happy to say we were able to fulfill almost all of them!! Looking forward to another great year of learning and growing more self reliant!

Where I’m At In Life

January 1, 2012 – 9:22 am

I’m struggling with what is even worth writing about lately.

Why We’ve Decided to Stop Celebrating Christmas

November 9, 2011 – 8:38 am

“I can’t tell you how long I’ve been putting off writing this post. All year, actually. But with Thanksgiving just around the corner, I can’t put it off any longer.”

My Great Grandfather’s Memoir: Life In The Early 1900s

November 7, 2011 – 7:51 pm
great grandpa thomas

My grandmother recently mailed to me a copy of a memoir my great grandfather wrote about his life growing up. It was typed on a typewriter… and I absolutely love it. Things were so very different back then. I’d give anything to have him here to lend me homesteading advice!

Weekend Happenings

October 3, 2011 – 2:56 am
young apple tree

I felt like I actually accomplished something yesterday!

Here We Go Again…

September 19, 2011 – 6:20 pm

This is getting old REALLY quickly!

Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

September 13, 2011 – 7:12 pm
xia and ty in tub

Just when we feel like we are finally getting ahead, we fall back a few steps. I know it happens to us all. Frustrating as it can be, you just have to keep truckin’ along, with a song in your heart and a smile on your face!

Getting Rid of the Microwave

September 2, 2011 – 6:09 am

Life without the microwave has been surprisingly easy! And I feel so much better having it out of our home.