Chickens · Children · Homestead · Homesteading · Self Reliance

Why I Need To Raise Chickens

“Why can’t we just buy eggs from the store like everyone else? No mess, no fuss, no inconvenience. Why do we have to raise them?!” This was the question posed to me by my husband as we were getting ready to go pick up the 20 Barred Rock chicks that I had ordered. It’s not… Continue reading Why I Need To Raise Chickens

Food · Homemaking · Kitchen · nutritarian

Black Beans & Rice

Doesn’t that look divine? It doesn’t just look wonderful, it tasted wonderful. And I managed to make this new recipe… by completely botching up a different recipe that I was intending on making. Because I try to rotate and use some of our food storage foods when cooking, I chose to use those ingredients where… Continue reading Black Beans & Rice

Children · Crafts · Fabric and Needle Arts · Natural Childhood

Felt Food: Cookie Baking Set

I have really been enjoying making my girls some felt foods and toys. They are so easy to make, and it is such a homegrown thing. I get the same sense of satisfaction and being “in touch” with what I’m creating as I do when I’m cooking something from scratch. Also, maybe it’s just my… Continue reading Felt Food: Cookie Baking Set

Children · Fabric and Needle Arts · Natural Childhood

Toy Makeovers: Felt Foods

Before my children were born, I wanted a good collection of felt foods for them to play with. I wanted to be Crafty Mom and sew them all, but of course life got in the way and somehow we ended up with a massive collection of plastic toy foods… exactly what I didn’t want. So… Continue reading Toy Makeovers: Felt Foods


A Study of Parsley

I’m currently taking a Botany course, in the interest of learning more about my garden and horticulture in general. Part of the course requires me to research a plant, and I figured, hey – what better place to put this information than here! We’ll learn together! Parsley Genus and Specie¬†Petroselinum crispum Botanical Family Apiaceae Part… Continue reading A Study of Parsley