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Baking in the RV – Let’s Make Cookies!

One of the biggest drawbacks to baking in the rv is lack of counter space. There are several workarounds for this. Most rvs have flat covers for the range and the sink. If you’re using the oven, you’re not going to want to cover the range. I also tend to need the sink when I’m […]... Read More
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Baking in the RV – Safety Check

Even though it’s just the beginning of September, where we are presently, in Colorado, nights are getting down into the low 40’s. Nothing takes the chill off the house, or the rv, like baking a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies, or whole grain bread. If you don’t use your rv very much, you may […]... Read More
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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

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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Fermented Foods

Life in a 14 foot trailer can get very interesting. Especially when you’re trying to eat fresh, whole foods and your refrigerator will hold about enough for one day. Our fridge is about the size of a large cooler. Just try getting a gallon of raw milk, a half gallon of carrot juice, a quart of […]... Read More
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Farmer’s Market

Homemade breads, pickles, cronuts; cucumbers, zucchini. First, a correction to my last post. Our new homes are a 28 foot RV and a 14 ft. travel trailer. What’s a few square feet here and there, anyway? Kreations by Katy, a member of Mrs. D’s Homestead We’ve really been enjoying participating as vendors at the Saturday […]... Read More

Baby Ezra, the Jersey Dexter Calf

Our new homestead calf, Ezra, was born on March 10th. Here he is at 1 day old with mama Linda, our half jersey, half dexter dairy cow. Ain’t he sweet? See more pics at my reader blog on Grit.com here: http://www.grit.com/blogs/homesteading-with-mrs-d.aspx Ezzy and Linda are actually up at Maryruth’s place. He’s got a collar on now […]... Read More
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Those Amazing Sprouts

The guineas have successfully transitioned to the outdoor brooder and have made it through several freezing nights. Whew! I was getting tired of sharing my bathroom. In addition to the smell… The peavines in the garden have greatly encouraged me, having survived the freezing nights so far (despite losing their blossoms). I am working to […]... Read More