Green Thumb Thursday – Green Update

Just thought I would share with you an update of my garden, some of my plants along the front of my house, and my indoor plants as well because I’m pretty proud of how everything is doing. Starting at the top and going clockwise: My pretty gazebo from my mother-in-law is loaded with herbs and… Continue reading Green Thumb Thursday – Green Update

Chickens · Garden · Homestead · Recipes

Green Thumb Thursdays – More Chicken News

This past week has been a great time to get things done around my house. Over the unexpected warm weekend, we were able to make a run to Home Depot and bought a few plants for the garden: strawberries, rosemary, and mint as well as some soil to add to the area along the side… Continue reading Green Thumb Thursdays – More Chicken News

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Green Thumb Thursdays – Dandelion Jelly Review and Updates on Garden and Chicks

This past week has been full of trial (and error). First, I made some Dandelion Jelly which I was really surprised with. First of all, the recipe was easy to make with the hardest part being the collection of enough dandelions and yes, the tedious job of cutting all the flower petals off of the stem.… Continue reading Green Thumb Thursdays – Dandelion Jelly Review and Updates on Garden and Chicks

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DIY Incubator (for $8)

As I sit down with my coffee this morning thinking of what I wanted to share with you I walk past my chick eggs incubating and it hit me – OF COURSE! So I took a few pictures and here I am. I currently have a flock of 5 chickens: 4 hens and a rooster.… Continue reading DIY Incubator (for $8)

Book Reviews · Chickens · Garden · Homestead

Book Review: The Backyard Homestead

I purchased┬áThe Backyard Homestead a couple years ago when I wanted to start a garden and put chickens in our backyard. It has been one of my most referenced books that I have in my collection so I thought I would share it with you. I absolutely love this book and in fact I did… Continue reading Book Review: The Backyard Homestead

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29 Goals Before 29 Years

So I have been working on my transition from working to be a homemaker and one thing that I am (obviously) having to work on is my spending, staying productive, and of course being happy. I have been reading a lot of blogs the past few days including other homesteading blogs as well as minimalism… Continue reading 29 Goals Before 29 Years

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Starting Over

So since I was 16 I have worked a full-time job and either been a full-time wife as well or went to school, or even for a bit, all three. I have been a dreamer all my life and so when my dreams felt crushed at my most recent job I decided it was time… Continue reading Starting Over