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We’re Here!!!

I broke down. I did it. I started a blog. Why? Time and again I have been told I should do something about my crazy antics. And I need somewhere to put my newfound knowledge for the rest of the world to consume. This is good stuff, my friends. GOOD STUFF! Continue reading “We’re Here!!!”

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I’ll Be Home(made) For Christmas

A Homemade Christmas is not a new concept. People have been making presents for others since the beginning of time and cultivating the landscape to bring a little of the outside world indoors. A homemade Christmas is routed in tradition and overall just feels warm, celebrated, and nostalgic.

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Have Jars Will Travel

Thanksgiving is the major holiday that jump starts the grandiose holiday season. That also means lots and lots of traveling for many. Whilst on our Turkey Day travels, I packed an arsenal of travel products and I wanted to share their successes. Just because we are traveling, doesn’t mean we start using junk-filled, easily accessible store bought products. No. No. We make it, pack it, and bring it. Continue reading “Have Jars Will Travel”

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Stocked and Loaded!

Sometimes the simplest ideas, take the most time.

I have been reading a lot recently about the benefits of bone broth and I have spent the near $6 to try it. I don’t care what they say, it is NOT good enough to drink (in my opinion). Unless, you like salt less chicken water, then by all means! GO FOR IT!

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What the Duck?

Since our other female duck was turned into a fox feast, we have had 2 drakes and 1 hen trying to live harmoniously together. It’s been a tad rough with them adjusting and I can tell you, each egg that hen lays is DEFINITELY fertilized… NOTE: THIS POST IS NOT FOR THE FAINT AT HEART. NO PICTURES, EITHER. I couldn’t do it.

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For the Love of Food

November is always, always, ALWAYS a beloved month for me. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I just find the landscape to be beautiful. It’s constantly rainy and eerie. The remaining leaves are hanging around and the trees are constantly dark and wet. It’s great cozy weather. It’s definitely comfort food weather. THANKSGIVING, anyone?!?!

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Closing Time

As the growing season slowly comes to a close (sans these baby brussels sprouts), today we harvested our small garden, put to rest those yummy perennials, and started securing the duck area as we prep them for their first winter. Ferngully will enter a slight hibernation, but we will move our endeavors inside and craft a wild mess of treats, goodies, and gifts. Woohoo! Continue reading “Closing Time”

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Uncharted Land

Sometimes I have days where I don’t want to do anything remotely contributing to part of society. I want to escape. Whether it is in my car (I purposefully allow myself to get lost, sometimes) or on foot. I recently had one of those days, and it was right in my backyard. We have almost 2 acres. Beyond the ravine, we’ve never explored. I hear there were once fruit trees back there, but again, it was a mystical rumor that I had to see for myself.

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