Christian Hospitality: Preparedness

Instruct them to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good reserve for the age to come, so that they may take hold of life that is real. 1 Timothy 6:18‭-‬19 HCSB There is a "hoarder" element of the "Prepper" mentality … Continue reading Christian Hospitality: Preparedness

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Great Homestead Expectations

My husband and I hit a low point about a week ago in our morale regarding homestead expansion. We were discussing the necessity of the kitchen remodel before the floor falls through to the basement (I honestly don't know if it's that bad or not, but I don't really want to find out after the … Continue reading Great Homestead Expectations

Paleo’s Dirty Little Secret

My father-in-law was trying to convince me we needed a piglet because he found some for sale at $100/each. I now know where my husband gets his powers of persuasion. They drive hard bargains. That said, I stood strong- I just don't think we are ready for a pig yet. And then I realized something... … Continue reading Paleo’s Dirty Little Secret

My Tightwad Transformation

I'm not really a person who could be considered to be a tightwad. I do consider myself to be frugal, or at least I did... That is until I stumbled upon this book: To my surprise, I was already doing a few things to help save my family money and to stretch my husband's paychecks … Continue reading My Tightwad Transformation

Land Stewardship

Part of being a Christian is the good stewardship of God's blessings and resources. We've been fortunate in always having God's provision for our family and we respond in faithfulness by using it well. So my goal then had always been, but especially now as our family grows and money has to stretch further, to … Continue reading Land Stewardship

Adventures in Canning

I canned some bone broth today! Which is mostly just exciting because I've never done it before, and terrifying because I've never done it before and a pressure canner is capable of literally exploding all over everything. I have wanted a pressure canner since I tasted a friend's home made fig jam three years ago. … Continue reading Adventures in Canning