My Favorite Kitchen Gadgets!

I am a sucker for kitchen gadgets. Well, I’m actually a sucker for all kinds of gadgets. I think it comes from my Daddy. ūüėČ Below are a few of my favorite kitchen gadgets (and NO, I’m not getting paid to recommend any of these things…these are just some of my favorite tools and I thought it would be nice …

Scratch Mommy Raw Milk Criminal

Why I Choose To Be A Criminal – Raw Milk

The following story is a true story. I pulled up to the dirty, rusty, old van parked all by itself in a random lot. I looked to make sure there were no 5-0 around. Things were quiet, so I approached and asked, “Are you Sam?” He smiled warmly and confirmed that he was. I was immediately put at ease. I …

Memorial Day (guest post)

Today I am sharing a post that is a bit out of my typical realm. My awesome hubby decided that he wanted to write his first blog post ever…on my blog. This post doesn’t follow along with my typical topics, but it does have a lot to do with my background and explaining from where I come. Thank you for …

TIME (& what it means to this WAHM)

As I drove into town tonight with my laptop, ready for a cup of joe at one of my favorite local coffee shops, The Eye of the Tiger came on the radio. I found it quite fitting. Let me explain. I am having another brief evening all to myself. This is the third evening in a row. No toddler. No …

Let's talk eczema...horrific eczema

The ‘Shotgun’ Approach To Treating Severe Eczema

Warning: This post contains graphic photos of eczema. Not for the squeamish.¬† As many of you may know, I have suffered from eczema basically since birth. In the past three years it has taken over my life…literally. Like many of you who suffer, I have tried just about everything… The typical corticosteroid¬†ointments and creams (which we know do harm over …

Do pastured eggs need to be refrigerated? The answer may surprise you!

Do Pastured Eggs Need to Be Refrigerated?

Have you ever received eggs from a farmer that were not refrigerated? Were you a little shocked? That’s a totally normal feeling because most of us have grown up with eggs only one way — refrigerated. I remember the first time I walked into one of my very favorite farm stores and saw 6 dozen eggs just hanging out on …

Being a farmer is not for everyone. When you're raised on a dairy farm you learn life lessons that will impact your life forever.

10 Life Lessons I Learned Being Raised on a Dairy Farm

Being a farmer is not for everyone. Owning and operating a small family farm is hard work, lacks vacation and sick days and is not on the high end of the pay scale. Animals don’t care that it is Christmas or if you’re tired — they rely on you to care for them and it is a never ending job. …

Running a homestead is hard work & can often leave you feeling overwhelmed. Here are 5 tips for balancing homestead life so you can avoid homestead burnout.

5 Tips for Balancing Homestead Life

Homesteading life can be described in many ways, but “balanced” isn’t often one of them. Finding balance, however is one of the most important things to do if you want to avoid the dreaded “homesteader burnout” that so many of us experience from time to time. What amounts to balance in my homesteading life changes dramatically as the seasons change …

So you dream about homesteading but not sure which animals are best to start with? Heather shares what the top animals for the homestead are and why.

Top Animals for the Homestead

As I transitioned from a suburban homesteader to a rural one, animals were one of the first things I wanted to add to our property. I was positively enamored with the idea of raising my own flocks and herds to help feed my family! Several years later, I am still constantly adding animals to our homestead, and I’m here to …

The internet is a great place for buying animals, but sadly some people are up to no good. Here are 5 tips for staying safe when buying animals online.

5 Tips for Staying Safe When Buying Animals Online

Whether you are just starting up your first homestead or you have lived this lifestyle your whole life, sooner or later you will want to buy or sell some animals. You will likely¬†find that in the information age, the best place to find what you are looking for is the internet. Craigslist and local Facebook groups are great resources for …