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Your Choice of Chick Brooders for Spring

Ah, Spring. That time of year when fuzzy baby chicks flood the feed stores and chicks go to new homes on impulse buys. I admit- I’ve been known to surprise the hubby with a few new chicks “just because.” But I also knew I had a ready to go chick brooder box for them. Buying … Continue reading »

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So You Want to Live Off Grid

The hubby and I have a dream- a dream to someday live off grid. Completely off grid. The idea of having the freedom and independence that only comes from not having to rely on any other person is glorious to us. We want to have a cabin in a remote part of Alaska where we … Continue reading »

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Make your own DIY Blanket Ladder

I recently discovered the concept of “hygge,” the Danish concept. Pronounced “hooga,” this doesn’t quite have an English translation, is roughly close to “coziness,” but means so much more. Hygge is “creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.” A big way to achieve this in your home is lots … Continue reading »

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Canning Butternut Squash

I love butternut squash. Roast and eat with butter. Chop, boil, drain, eat with butter. Mash and eat with butter. Yum. (I may kinda have a thing for butter too…) This fall I came across several sales for organic butternut squash, so I loaded up. If you have a root cellar, squash will store for … Continue reading »

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Traditional Farm Pear Butter

One of the perks of working for a local farmer is that you get ugly, often unsellable, produce for free. I ended up with a case of ugly, but sweet pears this week. They felt hard and were covered in dark brown spots and just weren’t selling. They were too soft to can in halves, … Continue reading »

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Installing a Woodstove on the Homestead

Most of you have seen our little Jotul woodstove. It barely comes to my knees and is in our kitchen/ sitting area. I love it. It’s adorable and puts off a lot of heat for as tiny as it is. But with the layout of our house, the heat from this little stove doesn’t really … Continue reading »

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Top 10 Posts of 2014

Is it really almost over? Already? HOW???? Once again a year has flown by. The hubby and I marked our first full year in our homesteading endeavor, and we were able to accomplish so much! And yet, of course, our to-do list is still long and still growing. Looking back, we were able to clear … Continue reading »

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Easy Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

The hubby and I love Apple Cider Vinegar. It add such great flavor to so many things, and not only is it tasty, it’s good for you too! I kept hearing and seeing just how easy it is to make your own, so I decided to give Easy Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar a try. My … Continue reading »

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Homemade Peach Chutney

A while back, I told you about the two cases of delicious, organic white peaches the hubby bought from Costco for me. The first case became a delicious batch of Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce (Get the recipe HERE.) The second case became a batch of homemade Peach Chutney. It’s soooooooooo good! I had looked around … Continue reading »

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Cable Knit Baby Blanket

The weather has cooled off, and I’ve been in a knitting mood. When I first started knitting last fall, I loved everything cable knit. See my first project – Cable Knit Coffee Cozy– here! (Get the free pattern too!) I’ve always loved the cable knit pattern. Those traditional, iconic Irish fishermen sweaters are amazing! I’ll … Continue reading »

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