Looking Down The Mountain, I saw Me…

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I stood above the pond today, and moved to my sitting spot under a wild cherry tree there. A tree as old as I am, I have sat there at least 40 hours over these years. Sometimes fighting with God, thinking my issues through, enjoy [Read More]

Meal Planning – “How” to guide for every family

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I know that to many people this is a really simple concept, but for me learning to menu plan was a real Eureka moment. I’d never been taught how to do it, and for years I just fumbled along. Many days, I dreaded cooking, or [Read More]

Handcrafted Treasures, Why It Makes Me Smile…

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Sat on the side of the road of our old neighborhood was a sign that said free… In the trash can perched a yard sale sign, and by the looks of the curbside trash they had a sale that day and/or the day before… Given [Read More]

The Cash Storm, Homesteaders Freedom…

With the warm coals from the hard wood fire, I sit in my warm house wearing my smiley faced pj bottoms and my traditional plain white T on. As the storm Sandy finally moves away, what is left in her path is beyond words, however [Read More]

Holding a Value System For Everything Homesteading

As a Homesteader, I find that there are many different challenges to life that are expected and there are the ones that people just don’t think it is going to happen to them. When they do, they almost always catch us off guard. Sometimes when [Read More]

Free Organic Materials, Labor Free…

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Keeping up with the Jones, well that has benefits that I like… Most suburbs have little trees, then comes country suburbs where they have trees but have a desire to keep their lawns spotless and perfect. In my neck of the woods, where the Deer [Read More]

Raw Milk Turns Into Many Homestead Products

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As I sit here this evening, while the cool fall air swirls around the trees to pull off the dead leaves and floats them to the ground, today was a good productive day. You might remember the other night I went to a secret location [Read More]

The Meal, Pioneering With Children….

As a child, we as a family would go camping and fishing along the river banks of many rivers in two states. As we traveled or stayed at camp, we had sandwiches during the day but we always had breakfast and dinner on a open [Read More]

Re-Claiming and Makng Useful Stuff (Pictures)

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There is a lot to be said about keeping things you “might” use in the near future, then comes along the rules of how long to keep it. I know on at least a half dozen times, I have stuck to the rules. But wouldn’t [Read More]

The Blah, Blah, Blah’s and the Rewards

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Some days seem to be harder than most days here on the homestead with life, work, family and putting up your own food. Some days, there isn’t enough hours in a day to get completed what you tend to get done knowing you have many [Read More]