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ham and bean soup

Ham and Bean Soup


Nothing warms me up on a rainy winter day like homemade soup. This Ham and Bean Soup uses up that big ham bone I stuck in the freezer after Christmas. Watch and see how easy it is to make, then print out the recipe! And the recipe Ham and Bean Soup Recipe Ingredients: Hambone with meat 2 pounds white beans,…

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caregiving homesteading

Confessions of an Exhausted, Caregiving, Homesteading Homeschooler


Caregiving can be exhausting. Continuing to lead a frugal, homesteading lifestyle while caregiving sometimes seems impossible. I have a confession to make. I am an exhausted, caregiving, homesteading, homeschooler. Ugh. Seeing it in writing makes me want to take a nap. My dad was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment several years ago. As it has progressed I have moved back…

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homemade washer

Homemade Washer Cleans Up


  No washer, no problem! My homemade washer cleans up for me once again. Homesteading skills are not just for when the SHTF, as they say. They have served me well in the RV and now in the city. Our washer broke down on Saturday. Luckily, I had done my wash on Friday, but my daughter-in-law just started a new…

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urban homestead

Transitions – Brief Update


2017 was a year of transition. We moved to the urban homestead and are no longer on the road full time. I miss it. But the simple life principles I took from the homestead to full-time RVing I have taken with me to the Urban Homestead. I am not using all my simple principles. Just as many as are practical…

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