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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)

Our Way of getting rid of STUFF….

At some point in the last 2 years I have come to the conclusion my life would be wayyyyy easier with a lot less STUFF. I mean, STUFF controls my life. My desire for different kinds of STUFF can affect my paycheck. It can take up a ridiculous amount of time picking up not only [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:27:20-05:00January 20th, 2017|Challenge Me, Faith|Comments Off on Our Way of getting rid of STUFF….

When you Marry a man with a Homesteading Heart….

Ok Welcoming House readers, brace yourself. I am going go tell you exactly what might happen if you decide you are going to marry a man, or woman, with a homesteading heart. Now, to be fair, you might look at the two of us and wonder which one of us had more dreams to run [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:27:24-05:00January 3rd, 2017|DIY, Handy Hubby's Corner|Comments Off on When you Marry a man with a Homesteading Heart….

Simple and Steady—Building a Gradual Food Storage System for your family….

Good morning to you,  and happy Monday!   I have been overwhelmed and blessed by the many many comments and emails you wonderful folks have sent me over the last four days. It is always a blessing to know that something you write is helping so many. It is also a blessing to know that you [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:28:47-05:00October 21st, 2013|Breakfast, Cook, Dinner, DIY, Homesteading, Lunch, Meal Plans|Comments Off on Simple and Steady—Building a Gradual Food Storage System for your family….

Starting a personal Food Storage 101—links, ideas, and suggestions…

Good morning everyone!     While I am somewhat glad that our inept politicians came to an agreement yesterday to fund the government, for another three months, I see it as the respite before another huge fight in a couple months that will plunge us all into concern and anxiety again as we wait for [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:28:49-05:00October 17th, 2013|Breakfast, Cook, Dehydrating, Dinner, DIY, Fast and Easy, Guest Bloggers, Homesteading, Kid Friendly, Lunch, Meal Plans, Pressure Canning, Snacks or Sweets, Waterbath Canning|Comments Off on Starting a personal Food Storage 101—links, ideas, and suggestions…

9 Excuses I hear ALL THE TIME regarding starting a PANTRY….and my answers to them…

Good morning to you!     I wanted to quickly address something  that I am constantly getting emails about.   As many of you know from reading this blog for a period of time, I am ALL about being as self-sufficient as you can be. If that means gardening, then do it. If that means [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:28:50-05:00October 17th, 2013|Challenge Me, DIY, Encourage Me, Faith, For the House, Homesteading|Comments Off on 9 Excuses I hear ALL THE TIME regarding starting a PANTRY….and my answers to them…

Saving seeds Day two: how to save seed for tomatoes, potatoes, and herbs…

Good morning everyone! As promised, I am back again sharing with you how I save seeds from our garden every single year to plant the next year. Yesterday we covered how I save seeds for beans, eggplant, sunflowers and peppers. After writing the post yesterday and answering some really great questions from other readers, I [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:28:59-05:00September 10th, 2013|DIY, For the Garden, Homesteading|3 Comments

“Through Their Eyes”—Live Love and Learn Through Disaster–Day Two of Guest Poster, Freda Bradley

  I hope you are sharing this series, folks. People are talking about it, all over the Web, and I can tell that by the enormous number of hits the last four days, that people are looking for ideas, encouragement, personal stories......  They are scared and looking for answers, ideas, and direction.    The news [...]

“Through Their Eyes”–Live, Love, and Learn through Disaster…A Guest Post by Freda Blake Bradley

  Today and tomorrow we are wrapping up our mini-series with a pointed personal account written by a friend who lived through the experience of the Derecho storms that ravaged her home state of West Virginia. She is a "prepper" at heart, and by experience, having seen and lived through much already...."prepper" being the term [...]

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