Meal Prep: Homesteading Style

Our church is entering into a congregational period of fasting and prayer. I find this extraordinarily awesome, as I don't know of many churches (and I've attended quite a few over the years) that have preached sermons on fasting. That said, being 5 months pregnant, I want to participate, while also nourishing my growing baby. … Continue reading Meal Prep: Homesteading Style

Sourdough Success! (Finally!)

My sourdough journey has been a long, slow and arduous one. It seems, however, that I may have finally overcome all the pitfalls and hazards...with a little bit of cheating. My single biggest obstacle to successfully maintaining a sourdough starter, other than remembering to feed it, was mold growth. It didn't matter if I refrigerated … Continue reading Sourdough Success! (Finally!)

A Productive Saturday

We began this morning with a hearty breakfast of bacon and fried eggs, milk for the kiddos and piping hot coffee for me. After breakfast, we took care of the outside animals, and then set to work in the kitchen. My oldest peeled pears, my 2nd oldest snapped green beans and cold-packed jars, and the … Continue reading A Productive Saturday

Family, Food, Faith

I've been focusing on involving the kids in my "have to's" like harvesting our peanuts. It turns everything into a big event, and slows things down and adds an extra element of policing the throwing of freshly harvested legumes at one's brothers... But, I figure, this is my life too, and there's no reason to … Continue reading Family, Food, Faith

Bringing in the Harvest

Yesterday my boys went out and picked tomatoes for me. Already we've brought in more than last season, which is nice. Now the trouble comes in having the time to process everything as we need to in order to preserve the food we have grown. I combat this conundrum in a couple different ways. For … Continue reading Bringing in the Harvest

Homestead Update: Jam and Jerkey

Today marks the first day since tearing out the old kitchen that the room has been in a state conducive to canning. Most of our strawberries were used for fresh eating this year. We harvested about 3 gallons of fresh berries. The rest were made into jam using Melissa K Norris's recipe for low sugar, … Continue reading Homestead Update: Jam and Jerkey

New Etsy Item!: Meal Planner Digital Download

Hey! A project of mine that I've been working on for over a year is finally complete! You can now get my personal (and therefore favorite) meal planner and grocery list traveler's notebook insert! This planner is designed for Bi-weekly (every two weeks) Meal planning and grocery lists. Easily plan out your meals (dinners) for … Continue reading New Etsy Item!: Meal Planner Digital Download

Homestead Update

Today has been a fairly standard day in the life of a homestead family. We (and by we, I mostly mean myself) have gotten into the discipline of purchasing more produce than we need in the gardening off season. What do I mean by that? Just that before we really got into homesteading and knew … Continue reading Homestead Update

Happy Thanksgiving 2020

What a year, right? I'm not even talking about the covid stuff. I mean, just personally, for our family, it has been one ordeal after the next, and I know MANY families who've experienced the same thing, many of them to a higher degree than us. I'm so thankful for my husband. I've been learning … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving 2020