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Dealing with the Stress of Winter Preparations

By Amber | Oct 5, 2014 | 6 Comments
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As winter fast approaches, the list of preparation chores seems to grow instead of get shorter. I am a list maker so I love to mark things off, I even use an electronic list! But it is also my favorite time of the year so I love being outdoors. I don’t know about you, but I often feel as overwhelmed this time of year with winter preparations as I do with the spring planting. When I get like this, I forget to enjoy where I am and what I am doing.

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Low-Carb Potato Salad

By Amber | Mar 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Low-Carb Potato Salad, Same Great Taste Without Potatoes Potato Salad is almost a required side dish at every BBQ, Potluck, or family gathering. However, it is loaded with carbs which aren’t great for those of us on low-carb diets. I was tired with being limited with my options at gatherings so I created this Low-Carb Potato…

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How To Incubate Eggs

By Amber | Mar 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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If you’re looking to increase your flock by adding new chicks, you may want to know how to incubate eggs. Incubating your own eggs is a way to inexpensively increase your flock. I raise heritage breed poultry because we practice natural selection. We’ve found the chicks hatched and raised by their mom’s are better birds. However, some people prefer incubating their own and that’s just fine. Knowing how to incubate eggs properly is essential to those who choose to do it.

Many of those who raise heritage breeds choose to incubate eggs instead of setting a hen. The joy they receive from watching the chicks hatch is important to them, after all a hen will not let you get too close!

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Old Fashioned Homemade Cinnamon Rolls With Cream Cheese Icing

By Amber | Feb 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Old Fashioned Homemade Cinnamon Rolls   Is there seriously any breakfast treat as delicious as old fashioned homemade cinnamon rolls right out of the oven?  NO. When I was a child, barely big enough to peer over the edge of the Hoosier cabinet, I remember wanting to help my mother roll out her Old Fashioned…

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Pros and Cons of Free Range Poultry

By Rhonda Crank | Feb 21, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Traditionally, there have been two schools of thought on the pros and cons of free-range poultry. The first is totally free-range freedom. This usually means an evening feeding of grain or other treat is used to lure the flock back to the coop for roosting. The other school of thought has been no free range…

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Two Old Fashioned Ways of Removing Skunk Odor-That WORK!

By Rhonda Crank | Feb 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

  It’s winter which means your local skunk families have moved in closer to food supplies. These include your chicken coop, sheds, and barn. With these stinky creatures so close, it’s only a matter of time before the family dog gets sprayed or worse yet, the person who startles them. You can skip the tomato…

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Why We Traded Urban Living For Little House on the Prairie

By Amber | Feb 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

  We grew up watching the Ingalls, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to live back then? We’ve been able to take the best parts from the Little House on the Prairie and incorporate them into our 21-century way of living. 

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Obstacles to Homesteading- and how to get around them

By Amber | Jan 17, 2019 | 1 Comment

  Here in the U.S., homesteading is on the rise. If you are thinking of making a change from your current lifestyle to a simpler life, you may face many homesteading obstacles. This is especially true of those who don’t have farming roots.

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20 Amazing DIY Gifts You Can Make- All for Under $1.00!

By Amber | Dec 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
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  20 Amazing DIY Gifts- All for under $1.00!

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Everything You Need To Know About Poinsettia Plant Care

By Rhonda Crank | Dec 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
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With a Little Poinsettia Plant Care, You Can Keep Your Plant Alive and Growing for Years The poinsettia plant has come to represent the holiday season in much of the world. Until recently, I didn’t even think of keeping one after it “died.” Then I learned poinsettia plant care can mean years of growth and…

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Homemade Stuffing- With Ingredients You Can Get From The Dollar Tree

By Amber | Nov 17, 2018 | 2 Comments
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  This recipe for homemade stuffing is so delicious and full of savory flavor, you will never buy store-bought again. Doesn’t matter if you call it stuffing or dressing, the taste should be amazing and homemade. 

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