• Farming,  Gardening

    Let’s Talk About Food: It’s More Important Than You Realize

    Let’s talk about food: It’s more important than you realize.  I’m working on a series of posts that I hope will encourage people to take a closer look at their food and begin to have a better understanding and appreciation of it.  With everything going on out in the world right now with this national quarantine, it’s more important than ever to take a look at this aspect of our lives.  Our daily lives are centered around food, without us even realizing it.  Honestly, I don’t think people give this a lot of thought.  Until I started to garden, I didn’t realize how much we center our lives around food.  From…

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    Kids in the Kitchen

    Just yesterday, I was speaking with a woman who works at the gas station, and she said that a friend of hers was already worried about her kids being home full-time because of the quarantine because her children ate so much! Would it be like this the whole time?! Since we are living through a unique situation right now, keeping your kids from eating your quarantine supply of food in a week when it needs to last longer is going to be pretty important to a lot of you. This situation doesn’t change much for my family, so I thought I’d offer some advice as a full-time stay-at-home, homeschooling, mother…

  • Homesteading

    Maple Syrup 2020

    I think I love maple syrup season more every year. I’m going to keep this post short, but I wanted to share with you a brilliant idea my sister-in-law had about cooking down her sap. She doesn’t have a sap stove, and cooking too much sap in the house for too long could cause a build up of moisture in your house and cause problems. It’ll also probably burn out your stove elements, or if you use gas like me, could be unhealthy for too long a period of time. So she got creative. I thought I’d share a few resourceful ways to make your own maple syrup, even if…

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    The Great Toilet Paper Crisis of 2020

    Okay, so maybe that’s not what this time in history will be remembered as, but it’s catchy, don’t you think? All kidding aside, the world is experiencing a pandemic of Covid19 right now… a respiratory illness that can cause pneumonia or pneumonia-like symptoms for the people who catch it. Some people are carriers and don’t know it, others have died because they caught it. People have been panicked, and yes, the toilet paper has been consistently sold out for almost two weeks. I’ve never seen anything like this before. People are afraid and panicked today. Yet a week ago, if you suggested to somebody that they might want to start…

  • About Us,  Homeschooling,  Homesteading,  Projects

    Seeds, School Work, Sickness, and Planning

    I’m back! Goodness, I really didn’t mean for it to be so long before I got another post up. I had started a few, but never wrapped them up, and by the time I got back to them, I decided to scrap them and start over. We’ve spent our time from the new year until now wrapped up in seeds, school work, sickness, and planning. Scott and I had a conversation a couple of weeks ago about the blog and the purpose it serves, and I walked away with a deeper appreciation of why I take the time to journal all that we do, so I really hate that it…

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    2020 Homestead Plans

    Yes, I may be overly-ambitious. My list of 2020 homestead plans is long. When I typed it up, my jaw dropped a little. My “short” list ended up being pretty long, and when I considered how much of a time investment some of it would be, I realized I just mentally committed to a lot. Funny thing about me… once I come up with a plan, it’s awfully hard to talk me out of it. I mean, I set big goals, and if I don’t get everything done within my timeline, it doesn’t really bother me, because the goals were big and I accomplished a lot. This may or may…