I am always looking for ways to save money and this is especially true for our food costs. Feeding a family of four can be pricy! My attempts to save money on the grocery bill have taken many forms over the years ranging from couponing to list-making & budgeting! We have cut out junk food and recently, thanks to our homesteading journey turned to hunting and raising our own meat. Of course, growing our own garden would be a great way to reduce our vegetable costs at the grocery store… but our garden is not yet producing and it’s going to take some time beforeRead More →

According to research conducted in 2020, it was concluded that eating a healthy diet with the right quantities of proteins supports the body’s immunity. It shows how food plays a massive role in protecting us from diseases, and so it is best to know which foods best support the immune system and the right quantities. If you are wondering which foods those are, below are a few examples to assist you. This is a Collaborative post. Shellfish Image credit The right amount of zinc in your diet is just what your body needs to have a well-functioning immune system. However, zinc doesn’t get as muchRead More →

Is Keto Hard to stick to?

Keto has become a very popular way of eating over the last couple of years and personally, it has done a lot of good for our family’s health and well-being. While it might not be perfect for everyone and I certainly encourage all of your to find and follow a healthy diet that works for you and your lifestyle goals no one should turn away from Keto because they find it confusing or overly expensive. Keto can be done in a simple and budget-friendly way. Here is how our family simplified keto so that it worked for our family. Making Keto Simple This post mayRead More →

Starting a homestead has proven to be a whirlwind of activity! We’ve had some ups and some downs, a few things that didn’t go quite right, and a lot that did. For a year plagued with unusual difficulties and challenges, I’m pretty happy with the state of the farm and can only hope that 2021 will bring about a lot more positives for all of us. Homesteading has been both the culmination of a long journey and the start of everything. Several years ago we found ourselves unhappy with our current lifestyle, we spent most of our time watching T.V or playing video games, weRead More →

Don’t panic! We may be in the midst of a pandemic, but you can get some helpful tips on how to help yourself and your kids make it through in the best shape possible, below.  Staying safe  Helping our children with their emotional wellbeing is essential during this challenging time. However, it is also important to remember that physical safety matters too. Of course, this means educating our children on how to keep their distance during social interaction, and the correct way to wash their hands.  It also means providing the resources our children need to stay safe in the world, such as hand sanitizerRead More →

The symptoms of this virus are so variable that we had a hard time learning what it’s all about. Or, to be more accurate, the knowledge of the virus has changed so much that we misunderstood the early warning signs. We know that wearing a mask and gloves is important. We thought that it wouldn’t make a difference back in March, but now, it’s mandatory for good reason. We also know that it’s not just a loss of smell, but our sight that can also be hindered or altered by the virus. That has to make you think. How healthy are you in these threeRead More →

Settling into the homesteading life has been both challenging and rewarding! I’m happy to say that the kids love it so far and I’m a pretty big fan myself! I’m pretty sure even my husband has enjoyed expanding his woodworking skills when I badger him about building yet one more thing. It’s become pretty apparent that there will always be something to build, fix, or improve upon while we set up and learn! But that’s half the fun of it all! The kids have jumped in full force and participate in the morning and afternoon chores which I am grateful for as there are aRead More →

A selection of keto friendly vegetable's

It has been a few years since I attempted a vegetable garden! While we were pretty successful and enjoyed the process other factors in our life kept us from trying again. This spring it was the knowledge that we would likely be moving – which we did! We have loved starting our own homestead so far and a garden has to be a part of that plan! Unfortunately, we moved well past the spring planting dates for our zone. I have never tried planning a fall garden before but this seems like a pretty great time to start! Planning A Fall Garden This post mayRead More →

What is the one thing you would change about your appearance? While a number of things involve drastic surgery and a lot of pain, one thing you can do to alter your appearance is to improve your smile. A healthy-looking, white set of teeth can work wonders for your confidence, helping to change how you feel when you look in the mirror, as well as being good for your oral health. The good news is that you can improve your smile in a number of ways, without having to spend a fortune. Ready to get your dream smile? Here are some affordable ways to improveRead More →