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Keepin’ up with Fresh Foods

In my commitment to eating as many fresh veggies as possible, I have run into a snag. That is that many times I do not eat up the veggies before they begin to spoil. I have a compost bucket, but these veggies still cost money. Money that is very tight right now. So I want […]... Read More
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Working and Homeschooling – The Value of Routines

Routine helps increase self discipline. In high school, I would get up, throw on my clothes and go run for a couple miles before getting ready for school. Fifteen years ago I moved out to the country to live a less stressful, richer life. I decided that I needed to get up and have prayer […]... Read More
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Working and Homeschooling – Self Discipline

Working and homeschooling is a tricky balance. A child intensive curriculum, one in which the child is responsible for his work and corrections is wonderful in theory, but doesn’t always work the way it is supposed to in practice. Some children just want to be doing something else. Anything else. So they need a certain […]... Read More
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Amish Medical Sharing

At the Amish Auction, there are many, well, Amish people. Dressed in Amish clothes, believe it  or not. As a modest dress fashionista – is that possible? I am fascinated with examining the Amish costume. I admire the talent these women possess, to sew clothes for their entire families.   Many are color coordinated, obviously sewn […]... Read More
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Amish Auction

One of the things I enjoy most in Southern Colorado, is going to the local Amish auctions. There are several during the summer months. They are actually consignment auctions, open to the entire community, like one big garage sale. You can bring your stuff and they will auction it off for a commission. A professional […]... Read More

Raising Chickens and Ducks With Old-Style Ingenuity and DIY Hacks

Today’s post comes to you courtesy of Custom Made.com JULY 8, 2015 by Laura Grace Weldon We’ve only recently become separated from our food sources. Until a few generations ago millions of people lived on farms. Millions more grew vegetables and raised an animal or two in city lots. Those who didn’t were still connected to […]... Read More
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Salad For Breakfast

The first time I had salad for breakfast it seemed incredibly strange. Breakfast is supposed to be cereal and milk; pancakes and sausage; eggs and potatoes, right? Now I crave it. I have found that leafy greens give me energy like nothing else. I can literally feel my liver cleansing itself. My daily carrot juice makes […]... Read More
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Colloidal Silver on the Homestead

I am going to venture into the realm of home remedies today. Keep in mind that I am not trying to provide a peer-reviewed, scientific study, here. I am merely sharing what works for me and my family. Make your own judgment. For several years now, we have been using colloidal silver. We take a shot […]... Read More