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~Your Questions: Eating Grains~

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I have been asked or involved in discussions several times over the last few months about whether or not our family eats grains. It’s one of those hot button topics about which everyone seems to have an opinion.  There is a lot of controversy about grains and the effects they have on our health. Usually […] Read more…

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~Our Home Education Program~

| 2011 vegetable garden, Bible, Charlotte Mason, creation science, dictation, homeschooling on a budget, homestead management, Hymn Study, In the Schoolroom, Literature, nature study, reader questions

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I think it is pretty safe to say that most homeschooling mothers are always on the look-out for the perfect curriculum. One that is wholesome, well-rounded, simple, attractive, comprehensive, preferably inexpensive. The very existence of bustling “vendor halls” across the nation testify to this fact and we’ve all known the disappointed feeling as our hope […] Read more…

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~Your Questions: Off-Grid & Preparedness~

| preparedness, reader questions

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Well here’s a subject I feel totally unqualified to tackle. (Actually, I feel that way with most subjects, but more so with this one.) What follows is more of a hodge-podge of thoughts I’ve had over the last couple years probably with gaps of logic big enough to drive a car through. But here they […] Read more…

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~Your Questions: Manure Management~

| In the Barnyard, reader questions

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This week I’m going to be posting a different reader question each day. There have been some good ones lately, and perhaps more than one of you have wondered the same thing. If you’ve been wanting to ask me question or if there is a topic I haven’t addressed and you’ve wondered about, now is […] Read more…

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~Refashioned Jean Skirts~

| In the Home, reader questions, sewing

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Tackling a reader’s question today… I was asked about finding maternity skirts and I’m so happy to report that this is my first pregnancy where I have exclusively worn skirts!! During my last pregnancy, I shared how uncomfortable and restrictive I find maternity jeans to be. Perhaps I’m shaped funny or something, but I feel […] Read more…

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~Homesteading Profits & Costs~

| Cattle, Chickens, cost analysis, dairy, farming ethics, frugal, In the Barnyard, Pigs, reader questions

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I am loving the discussion fueled by my previous post analyzing the actual costs and yields from our homestead in 2011! So many of your worries and concerns are the same ones I’ve been battling with this past year! You’re right, food prices are on the rise and I’m not just talking about at the […] Read more…

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~"No-Poo" FAQ~

| natural health and beauty, reader questions

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Several months ago, I shared how I found myself having to come to terms with my life-long straight hair being declared curly and that in order to manage the dryness that comes with curly hair I threw out the shampoo and conditioner bottles and embraced the more natural method of hair cleansing… otherwise known as […] Read more…

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~Sewing Q & A~

| In the Home, reader questions, sewing

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I thought I would address some common sewing questions that I’ve received. After all, it may be that more than one person has wondered the same thing. How do you sew and do school? My sewing table is my kitchen table and with the mess that I make creating all those different articles, I don’t […] Read more…

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