last week

How to get rid of eczema naturally

How to get rid of eczema naturally

Eczema… One of those dreaded words. Somewhere like 20% of kids today suffer from that dreaded word. Twenty percent is a pretty big chunk of kids. That is a number that has nearly doubled in the last 20 years, and its really no wonder. Kids today face more vaccines, preservatives, additives, artificial colors, chemically raised […]

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3 weeks ago

Sourdough pizza crust

Sourdough pizza crust recipe

Around here we have an almost constant theme, Ninja Turtles. For several years now our middle guy is like a Ninja Turtle super fan. You know the kind of kid every time they go to sit on the couch it’s a side flying “ninja kick”. Running  through the house he has to point his arms […]

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last month

How to make fire-cider

fire cider- homemade antibiotics

Cold and flu season…. Those very words are dreadful right? I mean who enjoys days of laying-around with a runny nose, and a sore throat with a box of kleenex’s never more than arms reach way? Or better yet when your kids feel that way? Nope. No one. Ever. Cold weather may take its toll […]

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last month

Why detox after a c-section

Detox after a c-section

If you have had a recent c-section (or any other surgery), we are often told of the down time or recovery, how often do we hear about detoxing from the surgery itself? Truth be told toxins and surgery go hand-in-hand. Everything from the anesthesia to the pain medications for recovery assault your body with toxins. […]

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a couple of months ago

Why we are funschooling this year

Funschooling

Can you remember back to your early  years? Carefree and adventure filled. With so many adventures waiting to be lived that were only stifled by school walls and boring teachers.  Learning was necessary but did it have to be so blasted boring? I recall feeling that way, and those same thoughts I see written on […]

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a few months ago

You GOAT to be kidding me!

goats-feature

Goats- the good, the bad and the ugly….. So picture yourself, an aspiring homesteader… (or if you rather like to think of yourself as sane, picture me I’m the homestead nut). Walking out of the farmhouse on a warm late July afternoon, herding a gaggle of kids out of the house to the car parked […]

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a few months ago

Free to be you

About Me

Free to be unique As we celebrate another 4th of July, America’s Independence Day we are reminded of freedom. Freedom, for us, as a family of military veterans, we do not take for granted. Having seen what true oppression, looks like, and I promise you once you see that you can never forget. I will […]

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a few months ago

Welcome baby #5!

New baby

I haven’t posted much in the last few weeks, and I apologize for the temporary absence. June is/was baby month (and secretly I’ll share I’m not a patient person at the end of a pregnancy). I know many moms who say they “loved being pregnant”, well not me. When you are 5’4″ and grow larger […]

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a few months ago

May Round-Up 2017

May

As we wrap up May, that’s when the homestead really starts coming to life. The bees are buzzing, wild birds are hatching, flowers are blooming, plants are growing and wheat fields that surround us are only weeks away from harvest. Building a homestead is a busy life, there is a lot of work to be […]

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6 months ago

Stop trying to do it all

Do it all

Stop trying to do it all, and start accomplishing more  Busy! Life is busy! Am I right? And it seems that it is only getting more so. The busier we get the less we live. But we tell ourselves I have to do X, Y, and Z or everything falls apart right? Trust me I […]

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6 months ago

So you think you want to homestead?

Free-range homestead

The up’s and downs of a free-range homestead Free-Range homestead. So what exactly do I mean by free-range homestead? Free-Range gets tossed around a lot lately. In the commercial industry this term has been adopted and still doesn’t mean what you would think. However to us homesteaders it means we let animals be generally free. […]

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