Tag: #smallfarming

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

  Bear in mind that the link in this post is an affiliate link. If you click on it and make a purchase I might make a small commission, but it does not affect the price you pay! Keep in mind that I link this…

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…

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 Stay Grateful – Keep a Gratitude Journal

How to Stay Grateful – Keep a Gratitude Journal

  We all have made New Year’s Resolutions. But have you ever considered making a Thanksgiving Resolution? You only need to make one, and that is to learn how to stay grateful by creating and maintaining a Gratitude Journal.       How to be…

Giving Thanks for the Simple Things

Giving Thanks for the Simple Things

  Giving Thanks isn’t New   Giving thanks for the simple things isn’t a new concept.  Yet the Pilgrims took it to heart. Thanksgiving was originally designed as a feast to celebrate the first successful corn harvest. I imagine in addition to freshly grown food,…

Decorate and Plan with Love for a Better Thanksgiving

Decorate and Plan with Love for a Better Thanksgiving

  We are headed full-tilt into one of the busiest seasons of the year – Thanksgiving. So many of us have this mental image of how things should look, and that image is probably from some magazine’s pristine, overly decorated photo. Don’t get me wrong.…

Fountain of Knowledge: The Beauty & Benefits of Mentoring

Fountain of Knowledge: The Beauty & Benefits of Mentoring

  The Fountain of Knowledge begins in a simple way. Something new can be exciting. It is frightening enough to make your knees tremble. The spark of an idea brings the dream. The dream turns into “I wonder?” I wonder turns into “I have to…

Think you are a Baking Failure? Try these Tips and Tricks!

Think you are a Baking Failure? Try these Tips and Tricks!

  Everyone loves delicious baked goods, fresh from the oven. For those who regularly bake, it’s only a matter of getting in the kitchen, pulling ingredients and get started. We have a tendency to allow our minds to drift. But that’s okay. We have long…

Raising Chickens – Part One

Raising Chickens – Part One

  Spring is just around the corner, and this Farm Wife’s fancy has turned to raising chickens. Every year around this time we start working toward rebuilding our flock, and are usually trying to order way more than we can handle. It’s like being in…

Ten Things for your Cabin in the Woods

Ten Things for your Cabin in the Woods

Reality vs ‘Reality’ Think you want a Cabin in the woods? Kind of an ‘as seen on tv’ thing? Television can make you shake your head sometimes. It seems lately that programs are flooding the market on everything survival and homestead related. There are a…

Just How Far Would You Go?

Just How Far Would You Go?

  How far would you go? I frequently see these photos on Facebook. There is a cabin in the woods. I am not sure if there is electricity, indoor plumbing or any other amenities. It looks warm, welcoming and has a porch with a gorgeous…