• Tour Our Paid-For Suburban Homestead

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    We did it! We closed on our first paid-for property! It’s not our forever homestead (it’s only a quarter acre and it’s not farm land) but it is a great starter property. We paid $14,000 and that included a quarter acre of land, well, septic, existing power pole, carport, and […]

  • How to Get Your Chickens to Lay in ALL Their Nest Boxes

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    I have 7 hens who have access to 3 laying boxes, yet they ALL lay in ONE box. I have personally shown each one of them the other boxes that is at their disposal but for whatever reason they continue to ignore my accommodations. And everyday they wait around on […]

  • Rethinking Rabbit Meat as a Survival Food

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    When I first started blogging I wrote the post, Why Rabbit Meat is Not the Best Survival Food and while my intentions were to spread accurate information, I was wrong. Completely false. Not true. Inaccurate. No bueno. You get the picture. One of my worst fears about blogging is not being criticized […]

  • How to Prepare for an Economic Depression: 9 Steps for the Average Joe

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    Psst. I’m gonna share a little secret with you… I think we’re in an economic depression. Don’t believe me? Consider the fact that more than 100 million Americans are on some sort of government food assistance right now. If EBT cards didn’t exist, just imagine how long the soup lines would be! […]

  • How We Became Debt-Free: One Couple’s Story

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    We’re debt-free. Finally! The glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel is now a bright sunny day, and we still can’t believe we made it. It’s been a long train ride and we’re ready to get off and check out the sites in that glorious city I call […]

How to Make “Fireflies in a Bottle”

I’ve been collecting wine bottles for the past 3 years with plans to turn them into a wine bottle lamp. I’m by no means a crafty person, but the fact that 3 empty bottles survived a move AND my massive KonMari clean out shows my dedication to this project; I […]

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Our Classical First Grade Curriculum

So far, my daughter and I have been taking homeschooling nice and slow but now that she is six, I’m ramping learning up by adding more subjects.  We’re following the Classical model of education which I believe to be the most clear-cut and time-tested form of education there is (that’s […]

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Four Milestones & Thoughts on Blogging

Hello. Sorry for the long absence. It seems as though Life and this blog are at odds with each other. Either way, I’d love to share with you a few milestones we have reached. 1. A $10,000 Emergency Fund I’ve shared with you our debt free journey (house and all) […]

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Chicken Coop Gift Basket Giveaway!

 This giveaway has ended. Hello friends and welcome to our latest giveaway! This month we are giving away a super cute and useful Chicken Coop Gift Basket! 1 Winner will receive: 1 Custom Chicken Coop Sign 1 Egg Collecting Basket 2 Ceramic Nest Eggs Let’s talk a little more about […]