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Understanding the Importance of the Family Garden

Understanding the Importance of the Family Garden

As a homesteading family one thing that is near and dear to my heart is gardening with my kids. In fact I consider it to be one of the top life skills that I want my children to know along with balancing a checkbook, doing their own laundry and of course knowing how...
Get Kids Into Nature by Gardening

Get Kids Into Nature by Gardening

As a parent my number one goal every summer is to get my boys outside as much as possible. The easiest way I have found to do this is to get kids into nature with gardening. Those first few weeks of summer the new found freedom makes them excited to be outdoors. Once...

How to get Started Canning Your Own Food

Having a bounty of wonderful foods stored up in your pantry for the winter months can feel so amazing. For a newbie to canning knowing where to start is the hardest part. Join me as you learn how to can your own food. A Basic History of Canning Food Canning food is...
How to Herb Garden in the Midwest

How to Herb Garden in the Midwest

As a wife and mother here in Minnesota I’m always looking for great ways to make things stretch farther. I do a lot of cooking from scratch so keeping my herbs and spices full is a must. Knowing how to herb garden in the midwest can be a bit tricky but I have...
How to Start an Herb Garden for Beginner’s

How to Start an Herb Garden for Beginner’s

This year I started a beginner’s herb garden so I can craft my own wonderful tea creations. What better way to fall in love with tea even more than to make your own blends? I’m kind of a tea freak. I often buy my favorite go to kinds like the black tea...