Celebrate Summer

Find Joy. Take the less traveled road. Seek Balance. Breathe Deep. Seize the Moment. Eat Well, Be Well. Play Outside. Create. Dive In.

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Making Keifer

Keifer (rhymes with deer), is a wonderfully effervescent probiotic cultured dairy product.  Think of it as drinkable yogurt, but with a kick.  I have made keifer for years with the starter powder, loving it made from coconut milk, but with our recent addition of Coco, our very lovely and affectionate homestead milking goat, I decided…

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Morning Milking

  Photo Credit:  Caleb Snobl The sweet smell of warm milk mingles with the sharpness of manure and straw.  The damp earth releases moisture as my feet press into it.  The quiet around me is dotted with notes of songbirds calling out to one another.  The air is usually cool, but today it is more…

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Medicinal Properties of Wild Strawberries 

Many of the foods we eat are medicinal.  It is my belief that Food is Medicine.  Every bite and swallow that we imbibe in either nourishes and strengthens the body, mind, and spirit, or in the case of processed, industrialized, or junk food, it harms, depletes, and overloads the body’s systems.  Wild and foraged food,…

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Food Revolution

There is an awakening happening.  Many of us are becoming more and more aware that our industrial food industry is not the best choice for optimal health for both us and the planet.  The 2016 Food Revolution Summit is a manifestation of a global awakening.  This year’s summit has broken all previous records for registration,…

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Got (Almond) MILK?

Homemade almond milk, so rich and creamy, with it’s velvety texture makes an indulgent addition to the homestead diet.  Most of you know that milk producing animals do not produce milk year round.  Some produce milk longer than others such as cows who can still provide milk for the homestead whilst growing next years calf,…

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The Best Kept Kitchen Secret–Ever.

Shhhhh….. Don’t tell!!!!  Close the curtains and lock the door!  You are about to hear the best kept kitchen secret—-EVER!!!!!  This is the most guarded professional chef kitchen secret in the world…..Well maybe not quite, but it is really a breakthrough for this homestead kitchen! The Perfect HardBoiled Egg!!!! Which is really not boiled at…

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The Homemade Homestead Apothecary~ Tea Love

Making tea is a wonderful start on your path to herbal healing and wellness. Tea can be a wonderful soother for a busy, stressful days.  Making ‘tea time’ a family tradition is a wonderful way to include the kiddos, as is learning, gathering, growing, blending and preparing herbs and herb for tea. The boys love to blend their favorites.  Their…

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The Homemade Homestead Apothecary

The time is upon us to take back our health and wellbeing. The call is out there, I hear it on the wind and in my heart to share what I have learned, and continue to learn about caring for and healing our bodies, our hearts, and those of our families. The Homemade Homestead Apothecary is a…

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Kale Chips

Kale in last summer’s homestead garden Happy Spring! My body is just a hollerin’ for some springtime food.  The sun is shining, days are longer, and I NEED veggies!!!  The big bag of kale has been calling my name at our local grocery store, so I went in to get one and they were all out!  Just…

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