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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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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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What is Modern Day Homesteading?

Too often, I receive inquiries from others wanting to know the “WHYs” of what I am trying to accomplish (insert eye rolls– from me, because I feel many get the wrong idea about what we are trying to do). Continue reading “What is Modern Day Homesteading?”

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Are You (Soap) Nuts?!?!

Have you heard of these little miracles of awesomeness? A berry that can wash things?!?! GET. OUT! I’ve been playing around with soap nuts, soap berries, or whatever you want to call them for a few years now. I was first introduced to them when I tried going “no poo” with my shampoo routine, but I have very coarse hair and ridiculously hard water… it was a “no” from me. My city water friends have raved about their valiant efforts. Continue reading “Are You (Soap) Nuts?!?!”

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Crackers and Cheese? Yes, Please!

What do you do when you have leftover almond pulp? You can make cookies, incorporate it into oatmeal, or (my favorite) make some cheese crackers!!! I literally have no idea what I am doing; but sometimes a fun, messy trial and error in the kitchen produces a wonderful result! And sometimes it doesn’t (I failed at making my own tortillas– will try again). Continue reading “Crackers and Cheese? Yes, Please!”

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Brown-nosing Beauties

When I first started my job (almost 2 1/2 years ago), there was a very unsightly picnic table in the back of the building, underneath a tree. It was in very poor shape and the local kids had their way spray painting unmentionable things all over it (like Charlottesville unmentionable things). The damage was then covered up by purple spray paint. I am telling you, this thing was a gem… haha. My boss asked if anyone had a way to remove it. He was tired of seeing it from the conference room window. Being a new, perky, effervescent employee, I jumped the gun and said my husband had a truck and would be more than happy to remove it. My boss was ecstatic, Keith was not so much (he hates when I volunteer him for stuff– I tend to do it more than I realize).

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Welcome Home!

After a few months crammed into an oversized storage bin (they had more than the recommended amount of room, trust me), our not-so-little ducklings are moving on up!

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