• Quick Huckleberry Preserves
  • Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Huckleberry Preserves
  • Homemade Twinkies
  • Canning Tomato Soup Concentrate
  • Homemade Healing Toothpaste
  • Saving Tank
  • Setting emotional boundaries on the Homestead
  • Essential Oils on the Farm
  • Canning Stewed Tomatoes
  • Having fun with the Homesteader Hub
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

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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Homemade Toothpaste | livinlovinfarmin.com

Homemade Healing Toothpaste

Lets talk toothpaste, shall we!.  Boring? NO!  Come on, lets face it,  we all use it and we all need it.  The problem is, that commercial toothpaste is loaded with toxins and carcinogenics.  Why would I use something like that? Specifically the Laurel Sulfate!  Have you heard of it?   I hadn’t until after my 26th lupus… 

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Saving Tank

I just want some babies!!  That’s all!.  Just a few sweet little calves to run around and lick my face. That’s all I want. Ok need!   I NEED me some baby calves to lick my face. After four failed attempts to artificial insemination my two dairy cows, at $150.00 each time, I threw in the towel and rented a bull. … 

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Setting emotional boundaries on the Homestead

As a farmer, I often get asked how it is that I can raise, kill and eat my own animals, especially when I have raised them from babies. How do you set emotional boundaries? Don’t you get attached to them?  The truth is, I’m a animal lover. That’s how I CAN raise them, kill them and eat them. I… 

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Essential Oils on the Farm

Essential oils are everywhere right now!  And for good reason.  Essential oils have been around since Bible times. 36 of the 39 books in the Old Testament and 10 in the 27 books of the New Testament mention the use of EO’s as medicine provided by God himself.  “Oil” is versed in the Bible 191 times. 54… 

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Canning stewed tomatoes

Canning Stewed Tomatoes

Stewed tomatoes are by far the most versatile and most used item in my pantry.  From spaghetti, to Mostaccioli  or  soup, stewed tomatoes are easy to grab and make a healthy delish meal for my family.

Having fun with the Homesteader Hub.

Having fun with the Homesteader Hub

Together Erin and her husband from Blue Yurt Farms have come up with a BRILLIANT idea! A online homesteading community. For you, for me, for our neighbors, your neighbors, even great Uncle Joe.. all of us! A website for all to gather online and share knowledge, barter, ask questions and connect with other homesteaders in your… 

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15 Minute Freezer Jam

15 minute Strawberry Jam

Yippee… Its strawberry season here in the Pacific Northwest!. While my strawberry patch isn’t quite big enough to put up enough jam for the winter, it is big enough to stuff your face while pulling weeds.  Each year the kids and I load up and go strawberry picking at the local “pick your own” farm.