The Eight Year Self Sufficient Meal

This evening, I had another 100% self sufficient meal… It included some Italian sweet sausage, some garlic and asparagus in a light homemade butter, with a shiitake mushroom….. The significance is all these things were planted many years ago. The asparagus was planted 8 years [Read More]

Costs of a mission trip, financial and others

As much as we try to inject “fun” into fundraising, it’s a time consuming and tiring business. We have not sent out the usual request letters this year, instead focusing on raising the funds through events, making and selling things. Car wash, soap making, crocheting, [Read More]

Holding Strong When Tragedy Hits

Although this is the first real public acknowledgement from me, about the murders, I wanted to let you know what this post is all about… As I stood in the room, my eyes rolled around… I could feel the presence of the violence that took [Read More]

The Perfect Soap… The Perfect Handmade Gift….

So I have been combing over many recipes, tried at least seven different ones from five different sources… I weighted up the natural colorants, tested and produced many batches, some with awesome results. After testing the soap bases myself, using a cold process method, and [Read More]

A Walk Into A Different World, Come With Me…

In the time we have walked together in this life, we have shared a lot together. During this time, you have gotten to peek into my life – learned my failures, laughed and nodded at my mistakes, cried as I told you sad stories about [Read More]

Winter Stays in The Negative, Be Positive…

Do you suffer from winter depression? I do….. Be sure to post a few ideas/ways that you battle it!! Chores on the Homestead are still happening, extra care given to the bedding, food and water has to be checked daily. In the winter, we set [Read More]

Handcrafted Treasures, Why It Makes Me Smile…

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]

On The Branches Of The Evergreens…

I find the world around me an amazing adventure… I can walk in the woods and see the changes that the trees and plants make around me. Sometimes it is almost like a slow movie as the season grows, dies and transitions into the face [Read More]

A Early Homestead Morning , What It’s Like Here…

It is mid November here, and it has been a late cold season arrival. The chores needing to be done before the arrival of the first snow have been completed, and the homestead has been wintered. The season of fall is a favorite season of [Read More]

Win a copy of one of these must have homesteading “Wisdom & Know How” books!

Country Wisdom and Know How

Extremely popular among homesteaders is the book Country Wisdom & Know-How, but did you know there are other books in the series! Natural Healing, Survival, Craft and Garden are some of the others. We are giving away one of these books this weekend!  To enter, [Read More]