Free Christmas Break/Winter Printable Planner

Free Christmas Break/Winter Printable Planner

Many of us homesteaders still have a spouse working full-time.  Although our dream is to make a full-time income off of the farm one day, it takes time.  Time….. Whose got the time?  We sure don’t and sometimes I am just ready to drop all extra activities just so we can devote 100% of our […]

There’s Something Special About Our Christmas Tree…

There’s Something Special About Our Christmas Tree…

My kids and I get a little excited when it’s time to bring in the big green Christmas tote from the garage.  You know, it’s the same stuff every year, but there’s something about taking out all of the Christmas decorations again.  It’s almost as good as Christmas morning. So, there we were, putting on […]

51 Adorable DIY Christmas Decorations!

51 Adorable DIY Christmas Decorations!

Are you running a little late getting your Christmas decor up?  This month has been extremely busy for us so we were a little late getting our decorations up too.  If you are like me, making your own decorations is not only fun and frugal, but just downright satisfying! I found the motherload of do-it-yourself […]

Creating a Sustainable Christmas: One Decor Choice at a Time

Creating a Sustainable Christmas: One Decor Choice at a Time

Christmas. It’s that time of year to fill landfills with wrapping paper, plastic packaging, and emptied gift cards. What is a sustainable farming family to do? Making the holidays more eco-friendly for the planet and our family has been a process. Gradually switching to growing our own foods and storing them away for the winter, choosing to shop […]

5 Days of Homemade Food Gifts – Caramel Apple Jam

5 Days of Homemade Food Gifts – Caramel Apple Jam

Let’s end the week with Caramel Apple Jam. Ingredients 6 cups diced peeled apples (1/8-inch cubes) 1/2 cup water 1/2 teaspoon butter 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin 3 cups sugar 2 cups packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions In a Dutch oven, combine the apples, water and butter. Cook and stir over low heat until […]

5 Days of Homemade Food Gifts and Link up!

5 Days of Homemade Food Gifts and Link up!

The first recipe for the day is Mexican Mocha Mix.  This is the best hot chocolate hands down! Mexican Mocha Mix 3/4 cup baking cocoa 2/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder 1/3 cup instant coffee granules 3/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp allspice Additional Ingredients for each serving 1 […]

It’s Christmas!

Let us lift up our hearts in praise!  Let us sing Hallelujah for unto us a Son is given!  Let us bow down and worship Him forever!  He is our Saviour!  Our Redeemer!  Our Hope!  In Him, we can have eternal life! Merry Christmas to you all!  May Christ be your Light this Christmas and […]