From The Farm

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We got a real taste of fall this last week. Temps were in the lower 50’s when I woke up! That is unusual for us for August, and it made me think of all things pumpkin spiced, hoodie and campfire related. As a matter of fact, I am excited about our camping trip the end… [read more]



Starting a Sourdough Starter for Yourself

Making your own breads without commercial yeast is fun and easy to do once you get a starter going. Here's how I do it with just 2 ingredients! The Homesteading Hippy #homesteadhippy #fromthefarm #sourdough #naturalyeast

Homemade bread without commercial yeast is possible. Very possible! As a matter of fact, it’s been done for centuries without the help of “rapid rise” yeast. All you have to do is capture the wild yeast in the air around you. Whaaaat???? Yes, there is yeast all around you, and you can capture it and… [read more]



Is Homesteading Like Prepping?

Are homesteading and prepping synonymous? Learn the ways that they are the same, and the ways they are different here! The Homesteading Hippy #homesteadhippy #fromthefarm #prepping

Many people consider homesteading and prepping to be two different things, when in actual fact they are quite similar. Sure, the focus of each community is distinctly different. Anyone who runs a homestead will know that they need to prepare for the winter, make sure they have a lot of food in stock in case… [read more]



Keeping Lights On in a Chicken Coop over Winter

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To keep our chickens laying all winter long, we do something that many other homesteaders don’t. I’m talking about keeping lights on in a chicken coop over winter. A chicken needs a certain number of daylight hours to lay, and during the winter, they don’t get that. So, we add artificial light to keep them… [read more]



From The Farm

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Hello all! I am so glad you are here! It’s time for another round of From The Farm where we love to see your ideas on how to garden, homestead, or any DIY tips and tricks. Last Week’s Top 3 Favorites, as chosen by YOU: Congratulations! Grab your button and display it on your blog!… [read more]



Living Life on The Failed Side

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I am going to be honest with you. I have absolutely no wisdom to impart to you today. No “how to” with chickens, herbs or what to do in your garden. I have no wisdom to impart on homeschooling, on raising a family, on connecting with your neighbors. I have no pretty pictures of delicious… [read more]



Homeschooling Podcast-Interview with Dawn of Oh Sweet Mercy

homeschooling is it right for you ? Check out this new podcast series where we discuss the pros and cons of home education! The Homesteading Hippy #homesteadhippy #fromthefarm #homeschooling

Today, we are talking with my IRL friend, Dawn, of Oh Sweet Mercy. She’s going to talk about her homeshooling, what helped her decide to homeschool, and what curriculum she uses. I love how she calls her children “Sister” and “Mister” as that is their nicknames in real life as well, not just in the… [read more]



Simply Natural Saturday

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Simply Natural Saturdays Hosts Brittany at The Pistachio Project Brittney at Brittleby’s Corner Heather at The Homesteading Hippy Featured Post   Most Popular Post from Last Week Improve Your Memory with Better Sleep – Urban Naturale Please note that if you are chosen as a featured post or popular post we will use an image from your post.  Check out… [read more]



From The Farm

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Ah, the crisp air of fall. We have gotten a slight taste of it over the last week, with somewhat cooler temps and lower humidity. That means all things pumpkin are on their way soon, along with football, sweaters, and crisp leaves. I can’t wait for the apples and peaches to be in full season,… [read more]



Why You Need Wild Cherry Bark

Wild Cherry Bark is a great herb to have in your home apothecary. Learn more about this herb and why you need it! The Homesteading Hippy #homesteadhippy #fromthefarm #herbs #wildcherrybark #coughsyrup

Wild Cherry Bark, Prunus serotina, is an herb that is often lesser known. The bark is stripped from young plants in early fall, and dried in the shade to avoid losing the essential oil properties. It has anti-tussive, expectorant, astrigent and sedative properties. It has a traditional use of being used as a cough suppressant,… [read more]