• Tips for Managing Freezing Temperatures on the Homestead
  • New Life on the Homestead
  • Pulled Pork and Lentil Soup
  • 10 jobs for kids on the Homestead
  • Homemade Lip Balm with Essential oils and Vitamin E
  • Raw Lemon Coconut Protein Balls * Paleo
  • You either get it or you don’t!
  • Quick Huckleberry Preserves
  • Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Huckleberry Preserves
  • Homemade Twinkies
Managing Freezing Temperatures on the Homestead | livinlovinfarmin (.com0

Tips for Managing Freezing Temperatures on the Homestead

When it comes to winter on the homestead, the threat of freezing temperatures is at the top of my concern.  The possibilities for situations to go wrong is at its peak and being well prepared is the only way to go into this season. Since the average rural farmer can’t just run into the farm… 

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Baby #4 on the way | livinlovinfarmin | homestead

New Life on the Homestead

I am beyond blessed to be able to write this post today.  Our hearts are overfilled with joy and I can’t wait any longer to share it with you. Our family is expanding! Yes, this July we will be welcoming baby number FOUR to the family.  This has been a long, emotional journey for our family.  With… 

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Pulled Pork and Lentil Soup | livinlovinfarmin (.com)

Pulled Pork and Lentil Soup

When I was just a short little pea shooter, my dad would drive me around our small country town and quiz me on what crops were growing in the local farmers fields.  By the age of 6, I could correctly name them all, with an extra bonus for naming the young green ones.  Lentil fields… 

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10 Jobs for Kids on the Homestead | livinlovinfarmin

10 jobs for kids on the Homestead

Being a solo female homesteader is not easy.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m happily married to the man of my dreams, however, he has a more then full time job. Besides trying to keep up with his feisty little farm wife, he is also a fourth generation farmer and business owner.  Keeping a roof over… 

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Homemade nourishing Lip Balm with essentail oils| livinlovinfarmin (.com)

Homemade Lip Balm with Essential oils and Vitamin E

Is there anything worse in the winter then dry chapped lips?  Seriously, I can handle being cold and crazy wind blown hair, but when it comes to protecting my lips from the elements, having lip balm in my pocket is a must.  It seems easy enough.. have lip balm, apply to lips, right?  Wrong. Do… 

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Raw Lemon Coconut Protein Balls | livinlovinfarmin

Raw Lemon Coconut Protein Balls * Paleo

The mad rush to get through harvest is over, thank you Jesus!  Now with the crazy Holiday season just around the corner, it time to start  stocking up the freezer with some simple grab and go snacks and meals for the family.  Whether its a  lunch snack for the kiddos, a post workout pick-me-up or… 

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Raising old fashioned farm kids | livinlovinfarmin.com

You either get it or you don’t!

Let’s be honest here for a minute, shall we? This organic living, whole foods, fermentation, chemical free, homemade, free range, grass-fed, grow it yourself, do it your self movement is flippin exhausting! I know it. You know it. But you either get it, or you don’t. There’s nothing that gets my goat more then the taking… 

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Huckleberry Preserves | livnlovinfarmin.com

Quick Huckleberry Preserves

I crave huckleberries,  Seriously.  I love them.  However this coveted, plump, berry is only seasonal and found in the mountains of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  So running to Costco for huckleberries is out of the question. Earlier this summer, while on a family vacation on the beautiful St. Joe River, my husband and I loaded up… 

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Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta | livinlovinfarmin.com

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Huckleberry Preserves

Its not easy getting up at the crack of dawn every single day to milk a cow.  Nor is it exceptionally fun to be milking in the heat of summer or the dead of winter when everyone else is curled up with a blanket and a cocktail next to the fire place.  But man is… 

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Homemade Twinkies | livinlovinfarmin.com

Homemade Twinkies

Let me first just say that this recipe is not my typical “whole foods” type recipe.  Twinkies of any sorts are not a everyday food.  These are not healthy nor are they Paleo.  However, they are a much better alternative to store bought and are really no worse for you then a homemade cupcake. Growing… 

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Canning Homemade Tomato Soup | livinlovinfarmin.com

Canning Tomato Soup Concentrate

Tomato soup is a staple in our home.  Especially during cold winter nights.  There’s nothing more simple or well loved then a big ole bowl of hot tomato soup and a toasty grilled cheese Sammy!  Not only is this tomato soup healthy but its also delicious.  You’ll never buy overly processed commercial tomato soup concentrate again…. 

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