Spoiler alert!! We don’t pay our kids for chores! Yes, EVEN on a homestead where our kids undoubtedly do more chores than the average kid in 2019. Why?? Here’s the deal. We’re a family – we work together to make this family, home, and homestead work well. As parents, my husband and I believe it’s our job to teach our… Keep Reading
Because I like to buck the system not just with my food and health care, I also homeschool my kids 😉 What can I say? I’m just a fiercely independent person! (You can read more about why we homeschool in this post.) Since I know about half of my audience also homeschools, I wanted to let you know about the… Keep Reading
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!
We did it. We took a big step in homesteading. We butchered our first chicken. Last fall we picked up a few straight run dual-purpose chicks. We got more then we needed to cover any accidental chick deaths, and any “surprise” roosters, which would be destined for the dinner table. We had one chick die, and miraculously, only one of… Keep Reading
Did you know that the “whole” milk you buy at the store isn’t actually whole?? Whole milk is actually about 3-4% milk fat, as opposed to it’s modern sisters 2%, and skim (gag!). So when we started purchasing our raw milk straight from a small family dairy (they have 2 jersey cows in milk!) – we were getting not only “whole”… Keep Reading
Kids and gardening can be a challenge. But I still feel it’s important that they share in the wonder of gardening – even at 4 and 3 years old. Call me crazy, but I just do. I feel like if we can help nurture their curiosity and wonder, and help them gain the skills they need to garden now,… Keep Reading
The great Pallet Chicken Coop project is finally finished!! I don’t think we would have started such a big pallet project had we realized it would be sooo time consuming. But in the end, we think it was worth it, and I just love it. So, after what I know has been a painfully long wait for you all, let’s take a look,… Keep Reading
We don’t like fake stuff around here. Fake food is definitely a no-no. And the same goes for our Christmas trees. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had an artificial Christmas tree before, but when we moved we decided not to bring it with us.
It’s startin’ to get chilly around here! With the weather getting colder, that means more indoor playtime at our house. And around here that means playdough! My kids love playdough, don’t yours? I like making my own because it’s so much cheaper then buying it from the store, and it’s a fun thing for the kids to help with too. Plus,… Keep Reading
I have to say, I’ve been having so much fun putting together these Christmas gift guides! To see the other posts in this series, click here. Today’s gift ideas are for the kids! This list may end up looking a bit biased, because I have two kids under 5, but I tried to throw in a few Christmas gift… Keep Reading