• When God Pursues You

    I woke up that morning with more heaviness on my heart. It's not uncommon for me to have dreams, especially since I'm normally in and out of sleep constantly during the night. But this was just one ...

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    When God Pursues You
  • Book Review | The Suburban Micro-Farm by Amy Stross

    I popped in and out of the secret bloggers group that day. Oh yes, we homesteaders have "super awesome" secret blogger groups where we network, talk girl talk, and live life to its fullest. However, ...

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    Book Review | The Suburban Micro-Farm by Amy Stross
  • Lavender-Lemon Pound Cake

    My grandma use to make the best pound cake ever. She would even make her regular cakes more like pound cakes because she enjoyed eating them plain without icing. My love for cake probably stems from ...

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    Lavender-Lemon Pound Cake
  • Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    A couple of years ago—after fighting with digestive issues that I couldn't explain—I realized that I had a gluten/grain sensitivity. Not necessarily celiacs disease, but a major sensitivity to gluten ...

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    Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
  • Herbs for Homestead Bees

    The buzzing of pollinators in a garden—it’s a sound every gardener loves to hear in the spring. It means healthy plants and vegetables will soon arrive, and our little bee friends are helping us along ...

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    Herbs for Homestead Bees

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The Announcement You’ve Been Waiting For

When I was in high school I had multiple research papers and book reports that were due. They were normally the most in depth and horrid thing for a teenager, but I absolutely loved them. Back then, you wrote your book report with a pencil and paper. You’d erase your mistakes by hand, bringing your pencil up to your chin,…

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He Justifies Us

When we walk through struggles like divorce, loss of friendships, financial distress, death of a loved one, and more, we are often quick to ask “why me” or “why is this happening?” We are quick to justify ourselves, telling others how good we are, how things like these shouldn’t happen. But what does scripture say about it all? Today, we’ll…

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Quick and Easy Prepper Backpack and Tools

We aren’t doom and gloom people. Let’s just start with that. However, we are smart and educated, and we know that at any time a natural disaster, government fall out, civil war, or nuclear warfare could happen. That’s just something that’s possible anywhere in the world. Therefore, we choose to be prepared to a certain extent, without being fearful. You won’t find…

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Homesteading; It Takes a Village

The new “self”-sufficiency movement has taken over the country and the world. From state to state, continent to continent, the word “self-sufficiency” and “homesteader” are now common terms that most people have heard at some point or another. The question, however, is often asked — What is a Homesteader? or What is the definition of self-sufficient?   When in reality,…

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8 Common Chicken Illnesses & How to Treat Them

  It happens to everyone at some point or another. You go and start your flock with a few chickens—everything in life is happy and grand. And then one day, you walk outside to a dead bird, a sick bird, or a “what the heck is wrong with it” bird. That’s when the death emotion sinks in and you think…

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The Lost Skill of Serving Your Family

My grandmother’s house is always clean. Even to this day, when she can’t get around much, it’s clean. She still makes dinner most evenings. She takes granddad’s plate to him, pours him an ice cold glass of milk, and then makes her plate. When she was in her prime, you wouldn’t see her sit down once during the holidays. She…

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And Then, He Put Mud on My Eyes

For the past four weeks we’ve been dealing with sickness in our household. The first week it was a vicious stomach bug. Actually, the rest of the family got it two weeks before, but I came down with it the week before last. Last week, Junior had a 24 hour stomach bug, probably from my issues the week before. The…

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Herbal Remedies Aren’t God

I laid in bed with my palm pushing on the side of my head. This pain that would shoot down the side of my head, down my face, into my back and neck—it was absolutely, and definitely, one of the worst pains I had ever experienced in my entire life. I tried everything to make it go away. I tried…

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Homestead Homemaking Series

Homemaking isn’t something I often found joy in. In fact, you could say that I have lost my joy in homemaking. But there is greatness and beauty within it. On my journey to re-learning old skills and rekindling the joy of raising a family and loving my husband, I want to take you along for the journey. There are so…

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Growing and Drying Your Own Herbs

As a new gardener, I often found the task of growing prize winning tomatoes and succulent melons very daunting. Can I say succulent melons here? Get your head out of the gutter! Gardening has never come naturally to me. But I learn and grow each and every year. I finally began to master tomatoes by the third year of gardening….

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Starting a Medicinal Herb Garden

  When you begin your homesteading journey, you typically start because you want to become more self-sufficient. It often looks like getting a few chickens, maybe some goats. You then venture into dairy cows, beef herds, turkeys, large garden plots, canning and preserving, and other expeditious skill sets. But the one thing I most often find surprising is that many…

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Homestead Cooking | Homemade Yeast Rolls

  I started my very first job when I was a teenager in high school. It wasn’t some elaborate thing that I wanted. I had big plans in my head of what I wanted to be, and baking wasn’t it. But never-the-less, it was an income for me to spend frivolously. And later in life I’d come to find that I…

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Homemade Honey Wheat Bread

I love bread, but my body does not. However, I still have two boys in my house that love bread even more than I do. They could eat some type of bread every single night with dinner and they would be the happiest little things in the whole wide world. Because of that, I’m constantly trying new recipes or perfecting…

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*Disclaimer: While I am an herbalist, and herbalism is not regulated by the FDA, I am not a medical doctor. The recipes and tips on this website are geared towards those who want to live a more natural lifestyle.
Please use all herbal remedy recipes on this website only after doing thorough research in regard to your own health needs, and after seeking medical attention if necessary. 
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