Essential oils are sort of the lazy way of flavoring kombucha, but it’s super easy, tastes amazing, and adds health benefits to our kombucha. So we could argue that it’s actually brilliant, not lazy, to flavor kombucha with essential oils, right?Read More
Our second year of raising meat birds was filled with ups and downs. Mostly ups, with two major downs. In the end, we’re still addicted to raising our own food and plan to expand our pastured poultry enterprise this year.Read More
When we discovered a microwave-free kitchen on our new farm, it felt like a sign: We don’t use a microwave. The new farm has no microwave. Ergo, we were meant to live here!
Are you wondering how in the world we can live without a microwave, and why anyone would want to? I’m glad you asked.Read More
Have you ever wondered if there was an easy way to age new hardware to give it a weathered patina? There is! That’s just what I did for the handle on our new sliding barn door in the master bedroom.Read More
Nourish your body and feel fuller, longer with a cup of Paleo Bulletproof Cacao Latte!
You may have heard of bulletproof coffee and its many benefits, but some of us need to avoid caffeine, dairy, or both. This Paleo Bulletproof Cacao Latte provides many of the same benefits as bulletproof coffee, but without the dairy or caffeine.
It’s a great way to start the day or to get over the afternoon hump!Read More
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a “best books list” here on the blog. This year we’ve had homesteading on the brain in a major way, so I’m excited to present a collection of our favorite books for homestead kids.Read More
When your family gets food poisoning the day before your house goes on the market, which is the same day the realtor arrives to photograph the house and a random prospective buyer stops by for a tour, it’s DIY carpet freshener to the rescue! That, plus diffusers running in every room.
I hope you never find yourself in such a predicament, but when you have kids or pets or like to throw parties (or all of the above), there comes a time when your carpet needs some freshening.Read More
You can’t beat a good hearty soup with lots of flavor, especially when it’s chilly outside. Warm soup just hits the spot! And this sausage & sweet potato soup with spinach is a new family favorite for my crew. I hope you love it as much as we do!Read More
I almost don’t even want to share our great big costly meat bird mistake of 2018, because it was so terrible and so avoidable.
It was possibly the most discouraging set back we’ve experienced in our homesteading journey. But we want to be transparent with you. And since we ourselves have benefited from the mistakes of others, we’ve decided to share our great big terrible meat bird mistake. Read More