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Natural Or Frustrated… “Common Sense” Homesteading

I have sucked at blogging in 2015. Now its 2016 and I was cleaning the barn thinking about why. You know why I have been so bad at it? It is because I want to help people and I was … Continue reading

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Dressing The Earth

I was working in my garden today, thinking about what I was doing and also thinking about how most people farm today and how I would explain what I do to people that want to learn. I thought I would … Continue reading

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Fruit & Bugs; Some Ideas

My family LOVES fruit. Yes, I capitalized that. Blueberries, grapes, peaches, apples, pineapple, kiwi… the list goes on and on. I think the only fruit my kids don’t like is tomatoes and that is because raw they burn the children’s … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Get Started Homesteading!

It is spring 2014, quickly approaching summer. Across the nation drought and illness and loss of honey bees have caused major losses in our food supply. This means higher prices for the food you buy, from meat to dairy and … Continue reading

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Swarm Catching!

We had our first swarm from a hive started last year. I tried hard to prevent it, but thanks to neighbors we were able to catch it and start another hive, so mixed blessings. It means we may not have … Continue reading

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The Homestead Budget; Projects

I am singin’ the blues along with my friends. At night, we look toward the moon and howl our woes. For on the farm there never seems to be enough to do everything we see needs done. The storms knock … Continue reading

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Prioritizing for the New Year

It is January 1st. today! Can you believe we have entered 2014?! I mean, we made it through 2012, which was pretty amazing since the world was supposed to end, but then some thought it was just on a delayed … Continue reading

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Natural, Conventional, or Both?

Hello again, my friends! Welcome back to my kitchen! *Yes, I sit and type my blogs in the kitchen*  Today I wanted to talk with you about some thoughts I have on caring for our livestock, pets, and …… US! … Continue reading

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Floods, Roosters, and Pigs

We are ending 2013 with a bang around our farm! I don’t know about you, but sometimes it seems like work just piles up and the environment just doesn’t cooperate. This week has sort of been like that. First, there … Continue reading

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