We Bought The Farm: A Story Of Dreams Coming True

"If you were to examine our finances, peek at our credit and plan things out it’s really quite unattainable.  On the other hand, Handsome Hippie Hubby and I have never put much stock in the words “that’s just not realistic.”  Things that are meant to be have a way of coming to pass."...more
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Embracing Country Life

The husband in the Hill Country.As humans, I believe we are on a constant quest to identify meaning in our lives, determine what brings us joy, and work on incorporating more of that into our daily lives. In our modern-day, super-connected world, it can be difficult to tune everything out and tap into our true joys and true selves. We all know this. I am definitely not the first to say these things. I think it is good though to occasionally remind ourselves that we are all works-in-progress - in the best sense of those words. Our paths twist and turn, but ultimately we are all trying to be our best selves we can be at any given moment, and even if we lose our way, we always seek to return to where our hearts fill most full....more

How to Tell If You're Secretly a Homesteader

We are a society that dearly loves to label things.  I've been thinking, lately about how to know if you can officially label yourself as a homesteader.  The modern definition of homesteading has become quite fluid, but I think it's safe to say you might be a homesteader (at least in spirit) if ......more
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Garden Planning: Dreaming of Spring

As a Pennsylvania gardener, I'm often relieved when winter comes. I can sleep in without worrying about weeding and watering before I get ready for work. I at least have the illusion that there's very little to do, but actually there's only a few weeks when that's true....more

Last-Minute DIY Holiday Food Gifts

Even as winter's chill descends upon us, there's still plenty of DIY gifts you can concoct in time for the big holiday. Here's a few ideas for gifts, some of which can be whipped up in mere minutes. ...more

Our Story ~ The Simple Life ~ Living life by Faith

Tammy TrayerMountain Woman Journals ~ Writer, Homesteader, Survivalist...Website: www.MountainWomanJournals.com For those of you that are new to following me, here is our story....more

The True Cost of (Meat) Sustainability

Let me get this out of the way: It is not cheaper to raise chickens for meat than it is to buy them in the grocery store.However, that is assuming you are buying regular-grade (as opposed to organic) meat, or that you are buying whole chickens and cutting them up. If you just buy parts (boneless, skinless breasts, for example), then you would probably save money by raising your own. Or like I said, if you pay a premium price for buying organic, or buying local farm-raised chicken, you will definitely see a cost savings....more
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How to make lavender vinegar

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Throwback Thursday: Keeping Chickens

This is one of my favorite posts and I'm excited to revisit it! We still have our chickens and are enjoying them as much now as we did the day we go them....more

Another Shorty And A Stupid Mistake

Tonight is another short update. ...more