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From Gangs To Goats

October 14, 2016 – 10:43 am
Podcast Interview

I recently did an interview with Tim Young from The Self Sufficient Life, which I must say was my absolute favorite interview of all time- hands down. He touched on things I’ve never talked about …

A Lesson About Contentment From The Fir Tree

August 11, 2016 – 5:25 am

I read a bedtime story to my children the other day, and felt that its lesson was meant more for me in that moment than for the kids. In this imperfect and often uncertain journey …

Living with Grandpa and Alzheimer’s

July 7, 2016 – 10:29 pm
snuggling dada

Being a full time caregiver to a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be challenging for sure. But there are many blessings to be had as well. Life is fragile, and ever changing. Sometimes you just have to hang on for the ride and look for the good in everything.

How To Peel Chicken Feet, and Prepare Them To Cook

May 26, 2016 – 2:26 pm
How To Prepare Chicken Feet For Cooking |

Chicken feet make an excellent addition to soup stock, and are full of rich, nutritious gelatin. If you can get over the yuck factor, they’re totally worth learning how to use!

Big Changes for Us.

April 26, 2016 – 6:55 am

Hi guys,
I wanted to give a quick update since it has been a while since I’ve posted anything on my blog.
Earlier this month my grandfather was released from the hospital after two weeks of battling …

January on the Homestead

January 23, 2016 – 6:37 am
January on the Homestead

I woke up this morning at about 7:30am, and went into the kitchen to find all four kids sitting at the table helping themselves to a bowl of homemade granola. They were trying to be …

2016 Homestead Goals

December 28, 2015 – 12:59 pm
2016 Homestead Goals

With only a few more days until the new year, I’ve been making a mental list of all of the things I wish to accomplish in 2016. As always, my goals are a bit ambitious. …

I Don’t Think You Realize

December 8, 2015 – 1:42 pm

I’ve been thinking lately about just how blessed we are. Particularly, just how blessed I am to have you all along with us on our journey for the last 8 years.
And it occurred to me …

Deer Harvest and Hide Tanning Attempt

December 2, 2015 – 9:29 am
deer hide

When my husband brought home a beautiful buck, I knew I wanted to keep the hide. But how should I go about preserving it? Hide tanning lessons learned!

Busy Summer Days. Gardening and More.

July 3, 2015 – 10:25 am
onion and carrots

It’s the time of year when I don’t get around to posting much on the blog. Too much to do outside! (Not to mention I’m now writing full time for The Prepper Project!)

I’m kinda disappointed …

My Interview With Tammy Trayer

March 27, 2015 – 1:45 pm

I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by Tammy Trayer of Trayer Wilderness on her Mountain Woman Radio Show. We had a great time talking about life as homesteaders, what it’s like living off …


February 27, 2015 – 5:52 pm

It’s not so bad being stuck at home. There are so many beautiful things to enjoy!

A Vegetarian Homestead?

February 4, 2015 – 8:37 am
garden produce

Could there actually be benefits to running a vegetarian homestead? This couple believes there are many. Maybe even for non-vegetarians.

Homesteading When You’re Flat Broke

December 10, 2014 – 1:33 pm
Homesteading When You're Flat Broke

I know all about trying to homestead on a very limited budget. Let me share with you the FOUR things you need to get started homesteading without spending a penny! You might be surprised.

Feeling Stuck

November 15, 2014 – 5:21 pm

This life- it ain’t easy. Sometimes you feel like you aren’t getting anywhere, like you’re stuck no matter how hard you try to free yourself.

Solar Panels. Elderberries. Sugar Beets. Huckleberries. And More.

August 14, 2014 – 10:59 am

Summer days are busier than ever. So many fun new things to learn and do. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately…