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10 Dirty Truths About Homesteading {And Why We Quit}

10 Dirty Truths About Homesteading {And Why We Quit}

Eating clean, minimalism and sustainable living have caused an influx of families to ditch the mainstream life, buy chickens, and start their own farms. Maybe you’ve watched The Biggest Little Farm or have been following some picture-perfect homesteader Instagram feeds and are wondering, “should I homestead?” In my most recent Project Simplicity post, I shared...

Death on the Farm

Death on the Farm

Though death is inevitable on a farm or homestead, it’s never easy. My mom always reminds me when I call her to let her know of another animal loss…”livestock is deadstock”. I was enjoying a lazy extra hour in bed and listened as my husband left the house to do the morning chores. I heard...

Homestead Update: Bunny Love, Bees!, Trimming Tomatoes, A New Chicken Coop and an Exploding Tower Garden

Homestead Update: Bunny Love, Bees!, Trimming Tomatoes, A New Chicken Coop and an Exploding Tower Garden

Our tiny little backyard homestead is in full summer swing right now. Our native plants attract tons of wildlife- hummingbirds, butterflies, song birds, and plenty of caterpillars. The girls are loving their Caterpillars of North America field guide book– trying to identify things. CHALLENGE: Can you find the caterpillar on the pink sage bush? Hint:...

To Vegetarians and Vegans, With Love

To Vegetarians and Vegans, With Love

This is a post I don’t want to write. Why? Because it can be such a heated topic, especially for those who are devoted to their vegetarian and vegan dietary convictions. Why write it? Because I reference my recommendations against vegetarian and vegan diets often and I need a place to refer my readers regarding...

Everything I Would Tell My Best Friend About Pregnancy

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14   AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! You’re pregnant!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!! I’m SOOOOOOO excited!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay, are you ready to be brainwashed by me? You know that...

A Week In Photos

Okay, this isn’t just one week, but some photos from the past few weeks. Welcome to our crazy life… The strawberries have been incredible this year. Because of an unusual amount of freezing temperatures this winter and early spring, the California strawberry crops lost many of their early blooms but came back strong with heavily flowering...

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