• Around The Farm

    Age-Appropriate Farm Chores For Kids

    Farm Chores For Kids By Age

    Today we’re talking about age-appropriate farm chores for kids. Although little, having extra hands helping with homesteading chores is such a blessing for both you and them. We strongly believe it is beneficial for our children to participate in all of the work that goes into our homestead. Not only does it teach them responsibility and respect, there is nothing better than the pride on their faces when they accomplish a hard task or learn a new skill. We do not pay our children to chore. If they want to sit down and eat a hot meal at the end…

  • Hot Toddy Cold Remedy

    Hot Toddy Cold Remedy

    October has come and gone and I’m officially recovering from my first cold, which means soothing my symptoms with my favorite hot toddy cold remedy! As much as I love the changing colors of the leaves, the fun fall decorations,…

  • Canning Homemade Grape Juice
    Preserving,  Uncategorized

    Canning Homemade Grape Juice

    This past week we drove to a local vineyard with the hopes of picking Concord grapes! We had dreams of canning homemade grape juice, and in turn, canning grape jelly. The orchard had a deal if you picked 100 lbs…

  • Moda Baby Quilt Safari Life by Stacy Iest Hsu

    Layer Cake Baby Quilt- Moda Safari Life

    Things on the farm have been busy. Our fall calves have been dropping left and right and we have a steer and pigs ready to be processed for our freezer. The full circle of life! On top of that, it’s…

  • canning chunky applesauce using your slow cooker
    Homemaking,  Preserving

    Canning Chunky Applesauce

    Today I had the luxury of canning chunky applesauce, with apples fresh from the orchard. Guess what this means?? It’s officially fall! My favorite time of the year! There are so many wonderful things to do with your family and…

  • storing canning jar lids and rings

    Storing Canning Jar Lids And Rings

    Today I’m working on getting organized by storing canning jar lids and rings. It’s fall here on the farm and I am in full canning mode! I am an organizer by heart, and the random stashes of canning supplies we…

  • How To Sew An Unsponge

    How To Sew An Unsponge- Reusable & EcoFriendly!

    Tired of tossing sponges every few days because they smell like mildew? Today I’ll show you how to sew an unsponge. They are reusable, washable, eco-friendly, and quite adorable! Our farmhouse does not have a dishwasher. I know that’s unheard…

  • What to feed to your pigs and what to avoid feeding to your pigs

    What Do Pigs Eat?

    What do pigs eat? When starting out raising pigs, my number one question regarded their diets. What can they eat and what should they avoid? For right now our pigs are raised on concrete but I like to supplement them…

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