As I write this, there’s less than one week left of 2018! Can you even believe that? The year started out pretty rough for me, but it’s turned out to be one of the best years. And as I’ve been looking back, I found I really wanted to share some of my favorite things from 2018. My favorite products, books,… Keep Reading
Did you know that cleaning product companies aren’t required to disclose all the ingredients in their products?! With thousands of new toxic chemicals being introduced each year by the cleaning industry, that can make it really tough to make good choices when it comes to the products we are using in our homes.
Healthy chickens equal healthy eggs. One of the most important things we can do as chicken keepers is to maintain the health of our flock. Many people turn to medicated feed to accomplish this (especially with chicks). However, I’ve never been very comfortable with that idea…with all of the over use of medication in our modern society – one of… Keep Reading
When mama is under the weather…she whips out some natural remedies. Like a steam cup! Because everyone knows mom’s don’t get sick days!
Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a backyard homesteader looks like?? Well, I’m giving you a peek into one of our typical days last week!
Last week I was dumb. I left the gate open to the chicken run…in my defense it was “closed” just not locked…but the sneaky hens managed to swing it open and escape! And well, as you can tell from the title of this post – it resulted in me needing to use some natural chicken first aid…
Did you know that cough syrup is no longer recommended by the APA? For any children, but especially under the age of 4. Is that surprising?! So what’s a mama to do when her babies are suffering??
Bringing a new life into this world is such an amazing transformative experience. And this summer I got to do it for the third time. We have been so blessed with this new little person in our family! He is truly a delight. Having a baby changes you. There’s no way around it. It changes you physically, emotionally, and mentally…. Keep Reading
You probably thought I’d be doing a homebirth, didn’t ya?? I wish I was, actually. But insurance being what it is, we’ve decided to stick to the hospital based midwife, as we have with our other two births.