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Believer in Eternal Hope. Craft-a-Holic. In love with Coffee, baking and frugal living. Called to write. Determined to live life to the fullest. Convinced every life is important. Blessed with a family. Honored to pour out my life for the Glory of God.

Unexpected Blessings…and some big changes!

Hello sweet friend, how are you? Its been a short while since I have been able to post, but today I thought I would give you some awesome and joy-filled news that has been a wonderful surprise for us this summer and fall. Life moves on sometimes at a super fast pace, and part of [...]

By |2022-10-25T13:56:43-05:00October 25th, 2022|Encourage Me|6 Comments

Making Simple Sourdough From Grapes (So easy!)

Good morning, sweet friends, how are you? With everything going on around us, as usual, I find myself defaulting to things I have been doing for such a long time. Canning. Adding to the seedlings in my porch. Checking our pantry and filling holes a little extra full. You all have followed me a long [...]

By |2022-04-07T01:27:53-05:00April 7th, 2022|Food Storage|Comments Off on Making Simple Sourdough From Grapes (So easy!)

Making your own flours when wheat goes sky high!

Good morning, sweet friends! If you're anything like me, you have been watching the circus of things happening all around us and wondering how and where you can get creative in the kitchen. As always, my favorite thing to do is to provide resources for you to think outside of the box, and plan ahead [...]

By |2022-03-29T08:54:27-05:00March 29th, 2022|Cook, Fast & Easy, Food Storage|Comments Off on Making your own flours when wheat goes sky high!

Starting Sweet Potato Slips for the Garden

Good morning, sweet friends! I don't know about you but these days I'm focused on doing one thing every day that helps my family weather the rising prices of gas, food, and so many other things.   This year we decided that what we put into the garden will be full of solid nutrition and [...]

By |2022-03-16T11:10:47-05:00March 16th, 2022|DIY, For the Garden|Comments Off on Starting Sweet Potato Slips for the Garden

Canning Citrus Concentrate (Lasts two years!)

Hello sweet friends! How is March finding you this year? Here at the House we have been working on finishing up a few winter projects, homeschooling, and just making it through a cold long winter here on the MN prairies. One of those projects has been really beefing up the pantry to ease the cost [...]

By |2022-03-04T16:25:14-06:00March 4th, 2022|Cook, Waterbath Canning|Comments Off on Canning Citrus Concentrate (Lasts two years!)

Sweet Pickle Relish for your Pantry! MIY Monday post!

Good morning, sweet friends! Its been a while, as we are working on so many different projects over here!   I wanted to share our favorite sweet pickle relish with you today, because if your garden is like mine, things are coming in by bucket loads, including most of these items! We have also had [...]

By |2021-08-30T14:33:46-05:00August 30th, 2021|Cook, Waterbath Canning|1 Comment

Setting up your Rabbitry…Do’s and Don’ts….(Series Day 3)

Setting up your rabbitry can be as easy or as involved as you want. It can be a simple set up with a few cages, or as involved as setting up an entire colony raising situation where all your rabbits share the same area, and then have bins set up as dens and birthing areas. [...]

By |2021-03-05T20:30:17-06:00March 9th, 2021|DIY, Homesteading|Comments Off on Setting up your Rabbitry…Do’s and Don’ts….(Series Day 3)

Best Combo for Meat Rabbit Breeds we have found…Series Day 2

If you missed our previous posts, you can find them right here. Our story of Raising Rabbits (Beginning) Reasons to Raise Rabbits on the Homestead (Series Post one)   Today I want to chat with you about what WE have found to be the very best Meat rabbit breed combo, and why we chose it [...]

By |2021-03-05T20:08:31-06:00March 8th, 2021|DIY, Homesteading|Comments Off on Best Combo for Meat Rabbit Breeds we have found…Series Day 2

WHY raise Rabbits for Meat—our Family’s reasons. (Series Day 1)

One of the most common questions we get as 'Burbsteaders with a rabbitry is: "WHY would you want to raise rabbits for meat?" ...often followed by something having to do with their cuteness, smallness, or cuddliness. So. as a start to our awesome kid-friendly series on raising rabbits as an integral part of your homesteading [...]

By |2021-03-05T20:09:24-06:00March 5th, 2021|DIY, Homesteading|Comments Off on WHY raise Rabbits for Meat—our Family’s reasons. (Series Day 1)

Love is in the Air…Rabbit Breeding time (series start)

Ah Spring. I am SO excited for SPRING to come and join us here on the cold prairies of Minnesota, how about you?   We have had a string of warm days this week, and we have spent as much time as possible out in them, soaking up the warmth, peeking at the garden,  and [...]

By |2021-03-05T20:08:58-06:00March 4th, 2021|DIY, Homesteading|Comments Off on Love is in the Air…Rabbit Breeding time (series start)

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