Cucumber Mint Soap

  Every year for Christmas, my Mom and I make small gifts to hand out at our very large family Christmas party.  We wanted to make soap for everyone but we didn’t have the time to wait for cold process, and honestly I was a little bit scared!   I mean really, don’t you shudder a […]

What To Expect When You Keep A Rooster In Your Flock

  Deciding to keep a rooster in your flock can be a tough decision!  But if you’re planning on raising a dual purpose flock they are a must!  (Unfortunately there’s no immaculate conception with chickens!)   **Debating on a dual purpose flock?  You can learn more about how we raise them here.    But you […]

27 Uses For Vinegar On the Homestead

I never realized how many uses for vinegar there were until I went through almost two gallons in a week!  (And it’s not even canning season yet!!)     I guess I’m not really that surprised, I had just never really thought about it much.  Vinegar is not only a staple for cooking and canning, […]

How To Build A Free Container Garden

  This June has been nonstop rain and temps in the 60’s and 70’s!  It has been torture for my clay soil garden.  I’ve been watching all of my hard work either sit stunted or waste away from the soggy soil.   Planting in clay is not impossible, but it takes a lot of work […]

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies   Everyone needs a great chocolate chip cookie recipe, and these are the BEST EVER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES! I have used these as a form of payment for years with my dad! (OK maybe more of a bribe, but they work!) Share the love! Pin me for others!   His […]