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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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4 Farm-Tastic DIY Halloween Decorating Ideas

By Amber | Oct 23, 2018 | 4 Comments
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Fall is my favorite time of year and the kids always liked to decorate for Halloween. Coming from a frugal family, decorations were made using things we had around the house. Thankfully, we have the Dollar Tree these days where we can make Farm-Tastic Halloween Decorations for just a couple of dollars. Here are 4…

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The BEST Tips & Tricks to Drying & Storing Firewood

By Amber | Aug 18, 2018 | 4 Comments
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When J was a little boy, many moons ago. He and his siblings were bringing firewood in without gloves and his little fingers were frostbitten. Even now, he has to be careful in the cold because his fingers will hurt badly if not kept warm.

Winter is fast approaching here in the panhandle of Idaho. The pass and upper elevation have already seen snow. I hope you’ve gotten all your wood stacked and dried.

If you’ve used wood as your heating or cooking source for any length of time, then you know the key to heat production is in properly drying and storing firewood.

We’ve want to share what we’ve learned with you over the years about drying and storing firewood.

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Choosing the Best Trees for Firewood

By Rhonda Crank | Aug 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
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If you’re going to put out the energy and time to cut, split, and properly store firewood, you want to know you’re being as efficient as possible. No use wasting valuable time when there might be an easier way, right? The question is, how do you know which are the best trees for firewood.

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Old Fashioned Farmers in a Modern Day

By Amber | Jul 13, 2018 | 5 Comments

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

By Amber | Jul 12, 2018 | 83 Comments

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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Where Have All The Fireflies Gone? A forgotten pastime of our youth

By Amber | Jun 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
Where Have All The Fireflies Gone-a forgotten pastime of our youth.

Have you ever caught a firefly? I remember countless nights as a child, running through the fields with a mason jar trying to catch fireflies. Watching the jar filled with bugs with glowing bottoms for hours, then releasing them back into the fields only to start all over again. But where have all the fireflies…

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Back To Our Roots- The Modern Homesteader

By Amber | May 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Has something in your soul been calling you to get back to your roots? Do you have a strong desire to leave the fast-paced society and get your hands in the dirt? If so, you’re not alone. Thousands just like you are wanting to leave their 9-5 in search of a simpler life. To…

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DIY Hummingbird Food Recipe & Bonus Feeder Tip

By Amber | May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
DIY Hummingbird Food Recipe & Bonus Feeder Tip to Keep Ants Away

  Hummingbirds have always fascinated me. Their ability to hover, their amazing speed, and how they appear to dance with the air. As long as I can remember, my grands and my ma had a red feeder hanging outside the window to attract hummingbirds. Little did we know back then that the red food dye…

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Sausage Gravy- Just Like Grandma Used To Make But Low Carb

By Amber | Feb 12, 2018 | 11 Comments

Low Carb Country Comfort Cookin never tasted so good. But wait, there’s more- This old favorite is now low carb! That’s right, you can still enjoy grandmas sausage gravy on a low carb diet! Don’t let the title fool ya. Everyone at your table will love this low carb sausage gravy. 

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Everything Bagels: Low Carb, Keto, Gluten Free & Grain Free

By Amber | Feb 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Are you currently following or considering a low carb diet? Are you sensitive to gluten and had to give up wheat? If you answered yes to either question, then you are going to LOVE this Low Carb Everything Bagel Recipe! Everything Bagels: Low Carb, Keto, Gluten Free & Grain Free One of the biggest challenges…

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Top 10 Homesteading Things To Buy with Your Tax Refund

By Amber | Jan 30, 2018 | 2 Comments
Top 10 Homesteading Things To Buy With Your Tax Refund

If you long for a simplistic lifestyle and want to turn from the commercialism society offers, there is no better time to start. Now is your chance to start your homesteading dream and here are our top 10 things you should buy with your tax refund. 

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How To Raise Your Own Mealworms

By Amber | Jan 23, 2018 | 1 Comment
How To Raise Your Own Mealworms

  Part of farm life is living a frugal life. When you spend $10.00 on a measly 1 lb of mealworms, it’s hardly cost effective or frugal. I will show you how you can raise your own mealworms for just a fraction of the cost of buying them. Not to mention, they are a healthy…

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DIY Homemade Spicy Mustard Recipe

By Amber | Jan 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
DIY Spicy Mustard Recipe- just two simple steps

DIY Spicy Mustard Recipe: Make Your Own in 2 Simple Steps! Many of you have already mastered the art of making homemade condiments, but have you ever tried to make your own spicy mustard? Believe it or not, it is one of the easiest ones to make. Not to mention extremely cost effective and delicious. In…

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Top 10 Homesteading Resolutions To Make For The New Year

By Amber | Dec 28, 2017 | 5 Comments
Top 10 Homesteading Resolutions To Make For Thew New Year

Top 10 Homesteading Resolutions to Make for The New Year Are you tired of a full schedule that is void of substance?  Do you want more Freedom, Independence and a Self-Sufficient lifestyle? Does Homesteading appeal to you? If you answered yes to any of these questions then it’s time to start your journey and make…

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Homemade Cordial Bread Recipe

By Amber | Dec 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
Homemade Cordial Bread- have I piqued your interest?

Did the title pique your interest? You won’t be disappointed. Fair Warning: This recipe for Cordial Bread is HIGHLY addictive and will cause your waistband to expand. 

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10 + Ways To Use Wood Ash On The Homestead

By Amber | Dec 17, 2017 | 40 Comments
10+ Ways To Use Wood Ash On The Homestead

  The byproduct of staying nice and toasty has many uses on your homestead, and who doesn’t love multi-functional? From helping your garden grow to cleaning your teeth, you will be amazed at all the ways you can use wood ash.

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7 Decorating Ideas For An Old Fashioned Christmas

By Amber | Dec 5, 2017 | 1 Comment
7 Decorating Ideas For An Old Fashioned Christmas

Reminiscing of holidays past and traditions that have been passed down. Moving away from commercialism and returning to the ways of old for a more meaningful holiday season. Embrace an Old Fashioned Christmas with these 7 decorating ideas. 

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Crazy Simple Fresh Cranberry Sauce With Herbs

By Amber | Dec 2, 2017 | 2 Comments
Crazy Simple Fresh Cranberry Sauce With Herbs

Are you used to eating cranberry sauce from a can? Well I’m here to change all of that for you with our crazy simple homemade Cranberry Sauce with Fresh Herbs. After you try this recipe, you’ll never buy from a can again! 

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