Posts by Amber

Old Fashioned Farmers in a Modern Day

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We are often asked why we call ourselves “New Old-Fashioned Farmers.” The answer of course is simple. We call ourselves this because we farm the way my grandparents taught me, like their parents taught them, at least in manner that is. Since we farm in a modern, tech filled world we have a some variances, but then every generation brings its own ideas, experiences, and talents to farming. Balance is the key to life.

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Homestead Household Tips From My Great-Grandmother

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When my great-grandmother, Ma Horton, died I was 13 and she was 85 years old. She left us with wonderful memories and many lessons for life. I have a rich farming heritage because of who they were and my grandparents teaching me all their parents taught them, but whether or not I remember it all is another story! 🙂

Some of Ma Horton’s wisdom has been handed down to us because her daughters wrote some of it down for those of us in the younger generations. These are a few of those tips that I use in my own home.

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10 Kitchen Tips From My Great-Grandmother

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This is a post from September, 2014 – Because so many of you enjoyed the recent post Tips For Your Household From my Great-Grandmother, I wanted to repost this one for anyone who may have missed it. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

I was blessed as a child and, as children do, I took it for granted. I not only knew my maternal and paternal grandparents, but I knew my mother’s grandparents (my grandmother’s parents) and one of my paternal great-grandmothers, Grandma Ellzey, she is the one who named me.

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Easy To Make Apron Without A Pattern!

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This easy to make apron without a pattern is a great project for any skill level. I recently taught a friend to sew and this was the first project I gave her to work on. It’s fast, easy, and even the novice seamstress can usually get good results with nothing but scrap fabric, newspaper, and a tape…

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DIY Dish Soap Recipe That Really WORKS!

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I have to admit, this recipe was my Achilles heel. I can’t tell you how many recipes I’ve tried, all claiming to be the one homemade recipe that really worked. All ended up the same way, colossal failures. Well, I am here to tell you, you can look no further. I’m giving you my tried and…

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