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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…

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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…

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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…

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    It’s December…

    It’s December… How did that happen? Where did this year go? My life just started to calm down a tiny bit, and then Scott shot a deer on the last day of gun hunting. Now I have to push through one more week of food preservation. (To be fair, we could have taken the deer in for processing, but I didn’t want to spend the money.) Advent started a few days ago, our tree is up, the house is sparsely decorated at the moment, and it’s going to be a busy month. Sunday was an exciting day. We woke up to a thick blanket of snow like I’ve never seen…

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    A Little Update

    I’ll do my best to keep this short, but I wanted to let you in on a little of what’s going on over here so you can keep up with some of the changes… If you’ve been following along, you know that we recently finished up the produce stand and opened it for business. It sounds all exciting and official, but hardly anybody knows we’re here, and we’ve sold a few beans and some cucumbers since opening. That’s okay, I’m going to keep at it, and eventually, I know that things will change as we work on getting the word out there. Because of the produce stand, I started a…