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Our Chicken Adventures Begin

Well, we finally did it. We went to town and brought back six tiny chicks. This is something I've wanted to do for years, so I'm really excited for this adventure to begin! I honestly could have bought more because they're so cute...but...self control. Sigh. Anyway, we hope to utilize these chicks as laying hens... Continue Reading →

Sourdough Red Lobster Biscuits

I grew up making homemade Red Lobster biscuits for our family. It became my task for dinner time. I remember being excited for cheddar and garlic biscuits because they felt like such a treat! And I still feel that way about them today, but in all honesty...they aren't super healthy, so I set out to... Continue Reading →

DIY Non-Toxic Dusting Spray

Spring cleaning is upon my household. It's time to scrub the cabinets, mop the floors, wash the windows, rearrange furniture, and do a deep dusting of every surface in the house. I prefer to utilize natural, non-toxic cleaners in my home so I can have peace of mind about the chemicals I'm exposing my family... Continue Reading →

Gird Yourself With Joy

"The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy, the meadows clothes themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy."Psalm 65:12-13 I read Psalm 65 a few weeks ago and was particularly struck by the wording found in verse 12: "...the hills gird themselves... Continue Reading →

How to Can With a Water Bath Canner

Processing food with a water bath canner is one of the best ways to learn how to can because it isn't overly complicated and less intimidating than using a pressure canner. Keep in mind: There are certain foods that you can safely preserve using the water bath method, but there are others that I do... Continue Reading →

Homemade Sourdough Discard Crackers

Crackers are one of the best ways to use up the over abundance of sourdough starter that happens from time to time. Plus they are quick and easy to make! They are a crunchy snack that everyone in the family will enjoy. Customize the seasoning to your liking, serve with cheese, dip, salsa, hummus, etc.... Continue Reading →

God’s Call to Home-Making

"She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness."Proverbs 31:27 Homemaking is an art that seems to be going out of style in our modern day. Though culture deems the work of a homemaker as insignificant, I believe it's eternal value remains very high. A home is... Continue Reading →

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