Archive of ‘In the Home’ category


| book review, homestead management, In the Barnyard, In the Home

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If I could summarize life with one word right now, it would be “failure.” Seems like everything we put our hands to is a scramble to make it turn out. In the last few months we had our breeding stock pigs die, we had a cow unbelievably miscarry triplets days before the bull had to go back […] Read more…


Finding Simplicity: 11 Tips To Help You Organize Your Home

| homemaking binder, homestead management, In the Home

Vintage milk canisters.

Despite my struggles with finding joy and simplicity on the homestead this year, I know deep down that the simple life can be exactly that… simple. I’ve tasted of the beauty, reward, and joy that comes out of working willingly with your hands and know that it can be recaptured and enjoyed again if I use the […] Read more…


~Doorposts {A Giveaway Post}~

| Bible, book review, In the Home, misc.


Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and […] Read more…


~Gleanings from September~

| Broiler Chickens, In the Barnyard, In the Garden, In the Home, In the Kitchen, links, natural health and beauty


For the garden… Sewn Seed Packets… adorable and frugal… this could make a nice first sewing project for a young lady too I’m thinking.  (Note: I can’t find the original article on the website.)   Honeybee Garden… since I’ve given myself permission to encourage pollinators and since there isn’t much of that built into the […] Read more…

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~Gleanings From July & August~

| gleanings, In the Garden, In the Home, In the Kitchen, links, sewing, sourdough


I think it’s high time I compiled another “Gleanings” post, don’t you? It’s been a couple months and we have a lot of catching up to do! I’ve been meaning to lately so yesterday I put together the whole post, wrote some witty comments as captions for the images, and was going over it before […] Read more…


~In Over My Head~

| In the Home, natural remedies

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As I added the latest two books that came in a shipment today to my nightstand, I realized that I’m in over my head. I know that the dark winter days are when we like to get our reading done, knowing that  the business of the warmer months fail to provide that luxury, but this is […] Read more…

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~2012 Homestead Yields & Cost Analysis~

| 2012 vegetable garden, Broiler Chickens, Cattle, Chickens, cost analysis, dairy, food preservation, homestead management, In the Barnyard, In the Garden, In the Home, our homestead


Well it’s that time of year again.  The time when I get a cold shock of reality and look back at all the records I kept, determining the profitability (or lack thereof) of all the time and money invested into raising our own food.  As I look over the numbers and see where we’ve made […] Read more…


~Weeks 50-52~

| Cattle, In the Home, just a photo, Pigs, winter


The last few weeks I’ve been reminded why I decided to pick up this challenge last year… it’s dark this time of year.  Awfully dark. And when it’s dark, I’ve little desire to pick up my camera and try to get a clear image.  But I pushed through and here is a sampling of what […] Read more…

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~Week 49~

| food preservation, In the Home, just a photo


12/2- I never did can tomatoes this year. There are bags and bags in the freezer. I love freezing them first because so much of the liquid is extracted that way and they are simple to peel without frying off your flesh. A couple days before I want sauce, I put the frozen tomatoes in a colander […] Read more…

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