Clarifying Your Goals to Find Focus

Clarifying your goals

This post has been brought to you by UNITY Lenses. Several years ago, when I left my full time government job, Marty and I had the goal of being more self sufficient and relying on others less for what we needed.  We started thinking about where our money was going and how many things we […]

How to Make a Bucket List – Homestead Style

How to make a bucket list - homestead style

I’ve seen a lot of bucket lists from friends and family.  Many of them have wishes like traveling to far off places, jumping out of an airplane or meeting famous people.  I’ve had a bucket list for a few years now but my bucket list doesn’t look anything like the ones that I’ve seen.   […]

Homemade Flu Remedies – Flu Survival Tea

Homemade flu remedies

It’s definitely cold and flu season here in Vermont.  Everyone we know seems to have the sniffles or some other form of the flu.  I don’t generally run for traditional medication every time I feel a bit off.  I believe that there are herbal remedies for most illnesses.  After all, our ancestors couldn’t run to […]

Bug Out Bag Essentials and Why You Need One

Bug Out Bag Essentials & Why you need one

This post contains affiliate links. My husband and I like to be prepared for emergencies. We’re what is referred to as “preppers.”  A prepper is someone who is preparing for severe weather, social or political unrest, or simply a job loss.  Preppers believe that becoming self reliant is one step toward being prepared for emergencies. […]

How to Repot Plants & Make a Centerpiece

How to repot plants

I love having indoor plants but I don’t always give them the attention they need.  Several of my houseplants need repotting.  They are too big for their current pots and there isn’t enough nutrition in the soil for them to be happy.  My houseplants are all in different rooms so I forget about them. I […]

Simple Bird Feeder to Make and Feeding Guide

Simple bird feeder to make & bird feeding guide

Marty and I love to watch the birds.  In the summer, we have lots of brightly colored songbirds at our feeders.  The yellow goldfinch and indigo bunting are a few of our favorites.  We also have Baltimore orioles and cardinals who visit our yard as well.  In the winter, all the brightly colored song birds […]

One Woman Farm by Jenna Woginrich

One Woman Farm by Jenna Woginrich

Now that the holidays are over and the ground is covered with snow, I have a few spare minutes at night to relax with a cup of tea and a good book. When I received this book for review, I knew this was the perfect time to enjoy it.  Like many people that live in […]

Wasps in the Chicken Coop

How do deal with wasps in the chicken coop

This post on wasps in the chicken coop is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Orkin Ecologist. All opinions are 100% mine. If you have been following my blog for a while now, you’ll know that we have a duck and chicken coop.  We have four ducks and four chickens that […]

The Good Life Lab by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne

The Good Life Lab

This post on The Good Life Lab was made possible by a product provided for review. This post contains affiliate links.  All opinions are mine and mine alone. One of the first books that I read, that inspired my quest to lead a more self sufficient life was The Good Life by Helen and Scott Nearing. […]

Gifts for Foodies – Culinary Herb Garden Craft

Gifts for foodies

This post on gifts for foodies has been inspired in party by a product provided for review. All opinions are mine and mine alone. Many of the people on my gift giving list love to cook.  Finding gifts for foodies can be challenging.  They enjoy cooking and baking from fresh, natural ingredients.  The last thing […]