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Homesteading for Health

When I was in my early twenties, I began to feel unwell. Having grown up eating the standard American diet, this was no surprise. My menstrual cramps were unbearably painful
and I got colds like I was a magnet for them. Sinus infections and antibiotics were a part of my annual routine….

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New Year, New Goals

The New Year has arrived and for me that means it’s time to buckle down and solidify the goals that I have for our Homestead for the year, as well as the upcoming growing Season.

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Small Things Still Have Big Meanings

I remember when we really started getting into our homestead journey. Ken was starting to outgrow his little garden and I was ready to take on more animals besides chickens. But when I envisioned our homestead growing, I saw acres filled with cows and goats, chickens roaming free, a big barn on the hill, you know…a farm…

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Livestock Guardian Dogs

Just a week ago my dog, Leela, gave birth to an adorable litter of puppies. It’s been an exciting and exhausting experience as first-time breeders. Since canines are occupying a lot of my thought-space right now I thought that this month I would share about the importance of livestock guardians…

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Nest In The West

"Everywhere I look I see the projects I want to do - the orchard, the paddocks, the big garden site, the beautiful milking parlor."

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Homesteading for Health

When I was in my early twenties, I began to feel unwell. Having grown up eating the standard American diet, this was no surprise. My menstrual cramps were unbearably painful
and I got colds like I was a magnet for them. Sinus infections and antibiotics were a part of my annual routine….

Bacon and Pea Pasta with Ricotta

Bacon and Pea Pasta with Ricotta
A simple yet delicious recipe that even our very picky four year old enjoyed!

New Year, New Goals

The New Year has arrived and for me that means it’s time to buckle down and solidify the goals that I have for our Homestead for the year, as well as the upcoming growing Season.

Small Things Still Have Big Meanings

I remember when we really started getting into our homestead journey. Ken was starting to outgrow his little garden and I was ready to take on more animals besides chickens. But when I envisioned our homestead growing, I saw acres filled with cows and goats, chickens roaming free, a big barn on the hill, you know…a farm…

Livestock Guardian Dogs

Just a week ago my dog, Leela, gave birth to an adorable litter of puppies. It’s been an exciting and exhausting experience as first-time breeders. Since canines are occupying a lot of my thought-space right now I thought that this month I would share about the importance of livestock guardians…

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