Homeschooling · Homesteading

Science On The Go

In one of the overgrown forest sections on our land, we have spent the past few months opening it up. What was once dense, dark as night, with no breeze is now open, light and airy. We pulled up the tree branches to about 8 feet up and took out all the saplings free growing,… Continue reading Science On The Go

Gardening · Homesteading

Dealing With Microclimates

At our old house, in Maple Valley, Wa, our grow zone was considered 8A. However, I treated it as a 7B due to late freezes in early spring. Where we live now, in Freeland, Wa, it is zone 8A. So same zone, right? You can have it on paper that it is, but microclimate… Continue reading Dealing With Microclimates


Pear and Hemp Seed Baked Oatmeal

Pear and Hemp Seed Baked Oatmeal Ingredients: 3 cups rolled oats, gluten-free if needed ½ cup hemp seeds 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground allspice 2 tsp baking powder 1 cup full-fat milk 3 large eggs ½ cup pure maple syrup 15-ounce can pears, drained and chopped Directions: Preheat oven to 350°, lightly spray a 9×13″… Continue reading Pear and Hemp Seed Baked Oatmeal

Gardening · Homesteading

Growing Alpine Strawberry Plants From Seed

Finding a hobby you love is a cool thing. Especially one you had no idea you would love. I've always loved growing strawberry plants, for as long as I can remember, but I had never tried growing from seed. Most growers of strawberries don't grow their own plants, it's considerably easier to buy bare-root plants… Continue reading Growing Alpine Strawberry Plants From Seed


Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

We eat a lot of oats when I bake. For a few reasons, but mostly I don't have to use gums or stabilizers when baking gluten-free, if I use oats. In the years of baking for Alistaire's allergies, I have found that xantham gum in many items gives me heartburn. The things we learn, eh?… Continue reading Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Bread