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.
I love spring! I love the sunshine and the new life. And I love that I can get back into my garden! We planted our spring garden a couple of weeks ago and we’ve got sprouts galore! But along with it we have bugs. Grrr.
Pregnancy is hard. Well it is for me anyway. It’s beautiful, and miraculous, and I’ve been greatly blessed to have been capable of carrying these people in my womb. But it’s hard. I know a lot of women can sail through it and they feel amazing. But I’m just not one of them.
During the First Aid Kit Series I wrote, I mentioned our homemade soothing balm more then once. Well today I’m going to share the recipe we use. We are big advocates of natural wellness and try to avoid conventional medication whenever possible. The essential oils in this recipe naturally boost the immune system, and has cleansing and germ-destroying properties. We… Keep Reading
Who doesn’t love a good lip balm? Nobody. That’s who. And you know what? Homemade lip balm is super easy to make. Like, seriously, so simple. And, it’s cheap! For pennies per tube, you’ve got yourself some toxin-free lip balm that your lips and your wallet will thank you for. Plus, if you need a last minute Christmas gift, well,… Keep Reading
I took a ride in a ambulance last week. I’m okay now, so don’t worry, but it was an intense and frightening experience for me. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the skilled EMT’s, nurses, and doctors that cared for me that day. (Sidenote: Have you ever had an IV put in by an EMT in an moving ambulance?? They… Keep Reading