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Resurrecting Ye Olde Blog

Hello all!  I have missed writing SO much! I know, I know.  I just POOF disappeared for a while.  And I’d like to tell you it because I was busy or I had nothing to write about, but none of those are true.  The truth is I got so dang blang-it frustrated trying to figure […]

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Baby #4 Prep!

So how are we getting ready for the arrival of baby #4 in a couple of months?  Well, honestly, as far as the baby goes there isn’t much to do.  Since we cloth diaper, I already have all the diapers I need.  And since this is baby girl #4 goodness knows we don’t need anymore […]

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Pie Crust Cookies…Messy and Fun!

Between our apple trees, a giant mulberry bush, and lots of wild blackberries we have a lot of fruit.  A LOT of fruit.  So I make a lot of pie during the year!  The kids love helping, especially the rolling out of the pie crust.  It makes them feel “like a big kid”.  Lately I’ve […]

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DIY TV Dinners

I’ve discovered that one of my biggest challenges as we’ve moved to our more sustainable, limited electricity, homesteady lifestyle is how to get good food on the table without a lot of fuss.  There are just some days when we’re gone late or it’s just been super busy and I just can’t spend an hour […]

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But Even If He Doesn’t

There’s a Bible story tucked away in the small book of Daniel that many of us learned at Vacation Bible School or Sunday School when we were growing up. It’s the story of Meshach, Shadrach, and Abednego. About how there was a king who was so hot on himself that he built a giant gold […]

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What We Miss, What We Don’t

We are about a year and a half into our limited electricity, sustainability, country-fied life transformation….wow time flies! And it definitely gives some perspective. I thought it would be fun to take a look back and the things we have chosen (or been forced haha) to “do without” to see what’s been a “big deal” […]

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They Can’t Wait

A friend smacked me over the head with an interesting thought the other day.  She wasn’t really even trying to.  It was just a simple comment on a facebook thread about raising young kids.  She mentioned something about a job she once had serving as a nanny for a family.  And then she said something that made […]

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Tiny Washer – 6 Month Review

Six months ago we gave away our traditional, large, American washer and dryer set and purchased a Costway 13.2lb ‘apartment’ automatic washing machine.  To put things in perspective it’s about the size of a wine cooler, and holds about as much laundry as you could fit in 2, 5 gallon buckets.  Or, in my experience, […]

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What’s Going On Here???

First let me say, MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Hope you had a great holiday.  And hope you have a great New Year’s coming soon. And now to answer the question that has been popping up on our Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube pages….what’s going on?? Are we ok?  Did we sell the farm??? First, let me say ‘thank […]

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The Benefits of No A/C

Our HVAC unit stopped working last October.  We decided not to try to fix it or replace it.  It would’ve taken quite a chunk of change out of our debt repayment plans.  Plus, we’d been working steadily on learning to produce and stop just consuming on the homestead in so many ways: growing more food, […]

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