Meg Silverthorn

I am a country-dwelling, chicken-keeping, christian, teacher, wife and mother. I have an increasing interest in living a simple, homemade life. I love sewing, canning, painting, and anything that has to do with natural or handmade.

Greener Than Thou

My interest in eating organic-whole foods, finding natural ways to cure common ailments, and using less chemicals when cleaning has  increased over the past few years as I've discovered a passion for homesteading and doing things the "old-fashioned" way. ...more

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

Project Pinterest: Pallet Crafting [Part 2]

I am so happy to be writing this post. Mainly because that means I am officially done with the the behemoth project that I took on this summer. We actually finished up the project a couple of weeks ago, but I wasn't able to blog for a week due to a big storm and a power outage, and last week my son had his tonsils taken out. That put me out of bloggy commission too. That put me out of commission for just about everything actually. ...more

The Purpose of Preserving

Holy cow, the last couple of weeks have been crazy....more

Throwback Thursday: Sweet Pickle Relish

I had a craving for a tuna fish sandwich for lunch today which led me to my basement to grab a jar of my sweet pickle relish. I love my homemade relish. I learned how to make it last year and I don't even know how many jars I have gone through, but it's been a lot. I find excuses to use it. It is that good. I promise. ...more

Project Pinterest: Pallet Crafting

Happy Wednesday! It's time for me to share another one of my Pinterest Projects. The project that I am talking about this week is not actually completed yet, but I've been working on it for two weeks and since I didn't share anything with you last week I thought I'd better fill you in. I wouldn't want you to think that I'm slacking or anything....more

On Second Thought

WARNING: This post was written under the influence of pregnancy hormones. Therefore it may not seem sensible. Pregnant women are not always sensible. ...more

High Five For Friday

Is it really Friday again? This week has flown by, but don't they all? It has kind of been a blur for me. I'm not sure if that's because the weather has been so hot, I'm 7mo preggo, or just because I've been so busy. I'm sure you've been busy too! Enjoy your weekend, put your feet up, make some lemonade, and catch up on good book.....or laundry, whichever. ...more

High Five For Friday

Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to my new weekly post where I'm linking up with Lauren From My Grey Desk to bring you my five favorite things from this past week. Here it goes!  1) ...more