With many claiming breakfast to be the most important meal of the day, it certainly pays to plan ahead. Having a hot breakfast on a chilly or blustery day does wonders. When you have spent the entire morning outside in chilly rain or driving snow milking goats, feeding chickens and more, you need something to… [read more]
What do you do when you have a garden full of minty fresh plants that threaten to take over? You make your own homemade mint extract! I have this garden full of mint. I got a small plant one year from a “friend” and now, I can’t seem to control it. Had I known then… [read more]
It happens in the kitchen often. All sorts of food is made in kitchens all over the world daily. Greasy burgers, butter for eggs splattering all over, even frying chicken. All that grease makes a huge mess. Grease that splatters all over the walls, the stove top, and even the counters. Nasty, scummy, grease splatters.… [read more]
Meet our newest family member, Sephira. How could you NOT love this face??? She is currently pregnant, and due within the next 3 weeks, and then we will be bringing her home. I can’t wait!!! I am so looking forward to fresh milk each day, along with making yogurt and trying out my new cheese… [read more]
How Throwing Food in the Trash Saved Me Money Yeah, I hear what you are thinking…”what????” I can feel the gasps of air being sucked in by all my frugal friends as they re-read the title to make sure they read it right. Stay with me, though, and I’ll explain, mmmmkay? See, I live in… [read more]
I was able to grab some eggplant at the farmer’s market the other day, and found this awesome mousakka recipe to try! I had never had it before, and I figured why not? And, the recipe looks very time consuming, but I tell you, it was easy to make.
What’s a busy mom to do with a hungry family and nothing “pulled out” for dinner? Well, I don’t like to be in that situation, because it usually leads to eating out. And that drains the pocketbook FAST. But, let’s be realistic, shall we? It’s confession time: I am not perfect… I’ll wait until the… [read more]
Making liquid handsoap for hand or body washing is a fairly simple task. It really only requires a few ingredients, 20 minutes of your time, and you are done. You can use any bar soap in this recipe. I like to use the homemade bar soaps that I make, and if you make homemade soap,… [read more]