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10 Things

10 Things every city family needs, when moving to the country So this may sound crazy, but a country family’s needs are a wee bit different than a city family. And I as a once city girl, (I say that but to some of you would think what I call city is seriously small town) […]

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July Round-up

What happened in July round these parts? Well not nearly as much as I had hoped… I had a to-do list I posted earlier this summer, listing all the things I would like to get done. And here I sit at the end of July and I admit, I am no where close to finishing […]

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Ok so break the rules…….

Breaking social norms

Ok so break the rules….. Who needs em’? I must admit part of me wants to break the rules, and by rules I really mean breaking social norms. Living by a set of standards ‘just because’ or because that’s what everyone else does, doesn’t at all make sense to me. Aren’t we all different? What […]

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Hallelujah, eggs ya’ll!

Ok quick post this couldn’t wait!  We got January chicks, and we have been patiently waiting  (the patiently part was dwindling) for blue/ green eggs. Well hallelujah, I found two in the barn. Not in the lay box, no, but eggs none the less. Thank heavens 😅 I am getting so tired of buying store […]

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What’s the down side?

We started as urban homesteaders, well not real urban, but small town for sure. Either way we didn’t have a place in the country and city regulations held us back from doing a whole lot of what we wanted. But we dreamed of better days. Days of enough garden space to grow all the fruits […]

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Are we “preppers”?

I recently got asked if we were preppers. I had to laugh. That question made me think of the one episode I watched of a show about preppers. In this show several people or groups who considered themselves to be preppers, all had a doomsday sinario they were preparing for. Some the zombie apocalypse, others […]

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Is gardening worth the effort?

Gardening is hard work, is it worth the effort? Many people today don’t do and vegetable gardening or grow their own food because the cost seem to outweigh the benefits. It’s easy to see that point of view . Planting, dealing with weather, frost, rain, drought, bugs and overall work. I know I have heard […]

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Pet loss

Farm dogs

It’s been one week today, I haven’t been able to write about it till now. We lost another pet, yes another! This one hit us all pretty hard. Our old boxer Leroy. He had been with us for so long, it really has shocked us all. He has just always been there, and now he […]

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Top Cloth Diaper Cover picks

Top diaper cover picks

Okay so cloth diapers are all the rage right now.  It’s green, cheaper and cuter than disposable, what’s not to love (well other than the obvious poo cleaning) That all aside there are a million options out there how is a modern parent to choose? Well one super simple option is cloth diaper covers. The […]

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May Round-Up

May Around the Farm… As we close out May here are a few things that happened through the month. Well farm life grew… We did not get more farm life this month, which was the first month all year we didn’t aquire a new farm animal one way or another. So catching up with the […]

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Summer To-Do list

Winter is cold, cold keeps me inside in snugly clothes with a hot tea at hand. However warm sunny days bring me outside, and turns up the motivation. So I got plans to get stuff done! Often my plans are actually more than I can realistically do, (please tell me I’m not the only one […]

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April Round-Up

We wrapped up April, and even though I would like to say we got more accomplished, what we did do was pretty good. There is always more work than time, but April really started us into the growing season. We feel blessed, as we look back and see how far we have come. So the […]

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The loss of a farm life companion

Some moments are happy, some moments are sad and some are a mixture.  Last week we had prepaired to go pick up a set of weaned goat kids. A pair that if all goes well they will breed and we will have goat milk come next spring! That’s exciting news right? That’s how we felt. […]

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February Round-Up

As with all things in life we can tend to get ahead of ourselves. Do you ever find you think you should be somewhere further than you are? Not appreciating how far you have come? We  want to have lost more weight, got healthier, made more money, saved more money, paid off more debt etc. […]

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Amazing Crock Pot Tea

Crock pot tea

Picture yourself cozied up by a crackling fire. Avoiding the outside cold, and enjoying a warm mug of something. A cup of amazing, really, in fact your whole house smells amazing. That is because this delicious tea is a crock pot tea that has been warming for days. Ok, now I must be perfectly honest. […]

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Postpartum Thyroid Care

Postpartum thyroid care

If you have followed any of the thyroid post you know that I have a recovered, but once had hypothyroidism. Before thyroid problems I would have never guessed thyroids can change so much! Man that little gland rocked my world for a while. So being a little gun-shy, I try to always keep thyroid supporting […]

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