Gardening · Homesteading

Our Go-To Seed Companies

I have been asked a lot this year about what seed companies we do business with, and who we recommend. Our list of seed companies below contains notes - most are heirloom seed companies, but a few also sell F1 hybrid seeds. I personally have no issues with F1 seeds, you just cannot collect seeds… Continue reading Our Go-To Seed Companies

DIY · Gardening · Homeschooling · Homesteading

Egg Carton Seedling Trays

While we don't home school in the way most think of, we believe in adding in as many side projects to widen what our children learn. Gardening is a great homeschooling project, for all ages. It teaches science, biology and most of all....patience, while they wait for the seeds to germinate, sprout and grow. And… Continue reading Egg Carton Seedling Trays

Homesteading · Recipes

Handcrafted Ketchup

Take one family full of kids who love ketchup, and me who forgot to put it on the shopping list. Then add in one massive storm of snow and ice, and we ran out. So I got cooking and made up a batch of handcrafted ketchup. Which tastes so much better, and has an adult… Continue reading Handcrafted Ketchup

Backpacking · Recipes

Vegan Coconut Hot Cocoa Mix

Vegan hot cocoa need not be a commercial mix of scary ingredients. You can make up a batch with 3 simple ingredients, and have plenty to have on hand, stashed in a mason jar. Even though we don't follow a vegan diet in our home, I prefer plant-based options whenever I can. I love the… Continue reading Vegan Coconut Hot Cocoa Mix

Backpacking · Prepping · Recipes

Two Backpacking and Prepping Pasta Recipes

A few years back I developed some recipes for a friend who did intensive backpacking trips yearly. He's now a climate scientist with a PhD who specializes in NASA research in Greenland. But then....he was spending his summers exploring Alaska, chasing a never before seen waterfall in the Olympic Mountains (he did find it, plot… Continue reading Two Backpacking and Prepping Pasta Recipes