• 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
  • 15 minute Strawberry Jam
  • Removing Rooster Spurs
  • Homemade Mozzarella and Ricotta Cheese
  • Cinnamon Rolls
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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. 

Removing rooster spurs

Removing Rooster Spurs

My Homesteading adventures all started with the chicken!  I was looking for a natural way to reduce the mice in our farmhouse when I came across a chicken that hunted mice and snakes.  It was the Buckeye chicken.  After months of looking I finally found a local rooster that was two years old and I was… 

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Homemade Mozzarella and Ricotta Cheese

Before I took on my big adventure with Jersey cows, I started with two Nubian dairy goats. The Nubian goats is one of  the highest producers of butterfat at 4.61%.

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Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls.  Cinnamon Rolls. Cinnamon Rolls. My husband has a bit of a sweet tooth and with his wife having a very savory palate, rarely does he get the chance to eat sweet foods at home. However, with Father’s Day coming up, the kids and I thought we would surprise him and make some soft gooey cinnamon rolls … 

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What a Farm Girl really wants for her Birthday

Well tomorrow’s my birthday and like most holidays  (you know my birthday is national holiday, right? Please, fell free to take the day off. Your welcome!) my husband and family have all asked me a dozen times what it is I would like for my birthday.