Tag: Homesteading

Friends, Baking & Mentoring

Friends, Baking & Mentoring

    Friends, baking & mentoring go together perfectly! One of the basic tenets of living a simple life and living on a farm is to teach others. It always thrills me to no end when someone asks me if I can pass on my…

When you Need to Order Seeds, But Don’t Know the Best Company

When you Need to Order Seeds, But Don’t Know the Best Company

  When you need to order seeds, but don’t know the best company to use, it can get frustrating.  Will the seeds germinate?  Are they cost-competitive?   Just so you know: This post contains affiliate links; if you click on a link and make a…

How to Have an Awesome Garden in 5 Easy Steps

How to Have an Awesome Garden in 5 Easy Steps

    January is the perfect time to plan an awesome garden. Everything else has been done. We have taken the last few weeks to put away Christmas decorations and get our house back in order. The cold weather has us in the kitchen making…

Stretch Your Wings – Learn Something New & Exciting!

Stretch Your Wings – Learn Something New & Exciting!

  There comes a point in everyone’s life where you just need to stretch your wings to the widest span. This desire may come from feeling stagnant. It may stem from a deep seated restlessness we just cannot explain. We just know we need to…

How to Keep the Sparkle in your New Year’s Goals

How to Keep the Sparkle in your New Year’s Goals

        How to Keep the Sparkle in Your New Year’s Goals is part of a Collaboration Post titled  “Embrace the Progress & Changes on the Homestead”.  Joining me are Kathi @ Oakhill Homestead, Shawna @ Homegrown Self Reliance and Annie @ 15…

Relax and Enjoy: How to Recover Time for YOU!

Relax and Enjoy: How to Recover Time for YOU!

  Relax and Enjoy? Recover time for MYSELF? You have got to be kidding me! Have you seen my schedule? Where exactly do you think I can find that kind of time???   Finding time for ourselves to relax and enjoy life is one of…

A Fresh Start – How to Ease Your Money Concerns

A Fresh Start – How to Ease Your Money Concerns

  We all need a fresh start to ease our money concerns. We have pushed, pulled and stretched our pennies so far that we end up forcing old Abe Lincoln to jump off to go get help. No matter what we do, there never seems…

Blending Homemaking, Homesteading & A Simple Life

Blending Homemaking, Homesteading & A Simple Life

  We love the idea of blending homemaking, homesteading and a simple life.  But is it really possible?  What does it mean to live that kind of life?   Just so you know: This post contains affiliate links; if you click on a link and…

2019 – A Simple Year of Growth & Compromise

2019 – A Simple Year of Growth & Compromise

  Growth & Compromise. It seems simple, but there are times it hurts.  2019 was definitely a year of Growth & Compromise on the Plantation!  Between jobs, the farm, the blog, a new book… I. Am. Exhausted! However, it is time to ‘shut the gate’…

How to Simply Care for Overnight Guests

How to Simply Care for Overnight Guests

    (This post has been updated from it’s previous post – ‘Hospitality’)   Overnight guests are just one type of visitors we have during the holidays.  Some come for an hour, some for the day, and some come for dinner. And   it doesn’t…

How to Make a Simple Christmas Morning Menu

How to Make a Simple Christmas Morning Menu

    With all the excitement of Santa Claus, we really need to think ahead to a Simple Christmas morning menu. But what will we serve for breakfast? We already have a big meal planned and in the works. The last thing we want to…

How to Set a Simple Holiday Table

How to Set a Simple Holiday Table

  How to set a simple holiday table should be on our Christmas decorating checklist. It usually isn’t, but why not? It’s simple, festive and easy to do!   One of the first things we do to usher in the Christmas season is to decorate.…