Homemade Play Dough

I learned to make play dough way back in high school, early childhood education class.  It takes only a couple of minutes to make a whole load of it, AND it costs pennies!  You don’t have to worry about the […]

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How I Failed Our Girls In Our Home School . . . (And Why I’d Do It Again)

This is a time of year for us home school mom’s to reflect on past years, while looking ahead to a new year , , , And I have a lot of past years to reflect upon.  With three girls […]

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Quick, Easy, Delicious, Finger Salad

  I don’t like to heat up my kitchen in the summer.  We grill a lot and add in different salads and veggies.  This Finger Salad is hearty with a super satisfying crunch.  I love to make this up for […]

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How to Transplant a Tomato; and other life lessons

I don’t remember learning how to plant a tomato per SE,  it’s something I’ve just always  known.  Planting tomatoes was a yearly event in both my parent’s garden, and my grandparent’s.  The distinct smell of the young tomato plants, mixed with sun-warmed […]

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All Purpose Herb Seasoning Blend

I have made this herb seasoning for years, now.  It is a staple in my kitchen,  I season practically everything with it!  It is great in soups and stews, works well in many casseroles and rice dishes,  and makes a […]

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Don’t Let the Homestead Learning Curve Hit You in the Butt! – and if it does, how to get up and shake it off!

When I start anything, I research, and read, then research some more, then read some more!   Then, I talk to people, then I read some more.  Then plan.  I know just how I want to manage my project for […]

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Goat Breeding 101: Things You Need To Know Before You Take Your Doe To Her Big Date! (expert advise from a novice)

We’ve had our goats for about a year now, I’ve learned SO MUCH this year!  I tend to research stuff to death before I do it, and the goats were no exception, so I had read and read and read […]

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The Pig

  Well, we got a pig.   Friends of ours, Tom and Jennifer, over at the Jones Homestead, had been wanting to get a weaner pig for a while also.  They said if we wanted to buy one too, that […]

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More Garden Space

Isn’t that what every gardener wants?   MORE. Garden. Space.   My cousin was telling me recently that her husband and her were wanting to acquire some land so that they could be out in the country and grow they’re […]

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Journaling . . . a farm chore?

Every January I make a fresh commitment to journal. Each year this works out in varying degrees.  I can look back to some years and see relative success and consistency and then there are the years where there were only […]

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