Why I Don’t Have Raised Beds

Why I Don’t Have Raised Beds

Sometimes I feel like I need to be in a support group.  You know, one called Row Croppers Unite, or something like that.  I can see myself standing up and introducing myself, “Hello, I’m Susie, and I don’t have a raised bed.” And then everyone will come and hug me and tell me it’s ok […]

Simple Living Wednesday

Simple Living Wednesday

Now more than ever, we need to keep our minds focused on what matters.  The simple things in life need to spring forth in this chaotic world.  You can either make your Christmas be a time of go go go, do do do, buy buy buy, or a time of just plain ole’ peace. I […]

Confessions of a Homesteader

Confessions of a Homesteader

Ahhhh, homesteading.   Confession #1 – I don’t have it all together.  Nope, not in the least. Confession #2 – I don’t go skippin’ through the fields of lavender.  Oh wait, I don’t even have fields of lavender.  Not yet…….. Confession #3 – I have stepped in chicken piles of you-know-what before heading off to […]

Simple Living Wednesdays Link Up #18

Simple Living Wednesdays Link Up #18

Alright.  These weeks are going by too fast for me!  I cannot believe I am telling others to have a wonderful Thanksgiving already.  Well, more reason to simplify, slow down and enjoy the little things in life, right?   What have you all got going on this week?  I would love to hear from you! […]

Simple Living Wednesday Link Up – #17

Simple Living Wednesday Link Up – #17

The Simple Living link up party is back!  I took a big blogging break during the summer months, partly because that is the most busy time on the farm, and partly because I needed time off after miscarrying my little one in June. I cannot wait to read what you all have to share!  Anything […]

How to Stretch Your Butter

We all know that butter is better for us than margarine, right?  We also know that margarine is less expensive than butter most of the time.  I had made a switch to butter some time ago, but being on a budget made it a little harder to keep it stocked.  This is why I would […]

How To Make Tea and Potpourri with Apple Peels

How To Make Tea and Potpourri with Apple Peels

With apple season comes many leftover apple scraps.  We usually give our scraps to our feeder pigs and chickens, but some of you might not have these animals to feed or a compost to fill.  Maybe you have piggies and a compost pile, but just want to use the scraps for something else.  Or, maybe […]

More DIY Haircare Recipes

Becoming self reliant is one of my passions!  I have shared with you my easy homemade shower essentials this week, but, if you missed it, go here. If you would like a little bit more for your homemade shower essentials, other than my easy and cheap recipes, here is a great site on ten different […]

Homemade Shower Essentials-Part II

Homemade Shower Essentials-Part II

A couple of days ago, I shared my soapmaking video that you can use for your body, face and hair.  Today, I will show you how to make your own hair wash and conditioner using just three ingredients. Remember, I am a pretty simple gal and I like to make simple things from scratch.  Besides, […]