Welcome to the From the Farm Hop 3/4/16! Continue reading “From the Farm Hop 3/4/16”
Our family loves lasagna and I try to make up a big bunch at one time because if you’re going to make a pan of lasagna, you may as well make five pans. Last time I made up a big batch, though, I ran out of time and room in my electric oven. The solar oven came to my rescue for that last pan of lasagna and it acted as a slow cooker until we were ready to eat dinner.
Do you have a podcast or Kindle book in your queue on the topic of emergency preparedness and it’s been there for months, waiting for you to peruse it? Do things just keep coming up and you never quite get to making that emergency kit you know you’re supposed to have in your car? Emergency preparedness is a difficult topic for some but I’m convinced that people are only uncomfortable with it because they’re not as prepared as they could be for the emergencies that might come to their families. Let’s stop worry and start working! To that end, here are a few ideas to help with emergency preparedness for families. Continue reading “Emergency Preparedness for Families”
What’s your favorite thing about The Little House on the Prairie books? Want to know mine? The Ingalls family themselves. Their adventures and trials and joys were all wonderful to read about but it was their family that I loved the most. Don’t we often think we’d like to try some pioneer living ourselves? There’s a way to do just that without even lifting a shovel or keeping a chicken. Can you guess what it might be? Continue reading “Pioneer Living with Family History”
Homesteading and Sustainability? What do those two words mean to you? They may conjure up pictures of barefoot hippies living in communes so far removed from your normal that those words aren’t even relevant to you. Would you be surprised to learn that along with our barefoot, hippy friends there are moms and dads, professionals and homemakers, children and students, grandmas and aunts, bosses and blue collar workers all longing and working towards a lifestyle based around self sustaining cycles of security and provision? People, just like you, who are using homesteading and sustainability to create a net of safety and abundance, wherever they live and in whatever ways are meaningful for them. So, let’s see what that looks like. Continue reading “Homesteading and Sustainability”
Have you wondered about having your own quality dairy in your backyard? Thinking about goats? Worried about the expense and wondering if this backyard dairy adventure will really save you money? Here’s a guest post from our archives with Elise from The Frugal Farm Wife to answer the question – are dairy goats cost effective? Continue reading “Dairy Goats: Cost Effective?”
Are you interested in making your own cleaning supplies? When you make your own, you can control the ingredients and make them, not only safer, but healthier for your family. Please join me in welcoming Edna as she teaches us how to make our own cleaning wipes. Continue reading “Cleaning Supplies: DIY Wipes”
Even if you don’t live in a tiny house or have any plans to do so, downsizing your belongings and de-cluttering can be more than just a good idea for your family – it can be a blessing.
A time to keep is back, this time to cover the month of July. It’s the height of summer and the garden and family are busy! Here are few ideas for activities, fun facts and crafts and, of course, some food for this festive month. Continue reading “A Time to Keep: July 2015”
I had no idea that you could use a solar oven as a dehydrator until I read it somewhere. This is really one of the coolest things we’ve done with our solar oven! Continue reading “Solar Oven: Making Apple Chips”