Gardening · Homesteading

January On The Farm

January was a "getting stuff done" month, mostly thanks to the month being so warm (record-setting in Seattle). It also didn't rain much, and most days it was sunny. It got cold at night most days, but daytime it was in high 40's to upper 50's. We got to work on reducing the log pile… Continue reading January On The Farm

Crafting · Essential Oils · Homesteading · Soap Making

Hand Milled Soap

Cold process soap is a fascinating hobby (or business) to get into. Long ago, when my oldest was a baby I taught myself how to make soap. In the pre-internet days (for me), it was so much harder to learn. There wasn't videos, and books were sparse at best. As I taught myself how to… Continue reading Hand Milled Soap

Crafting · Gardening · Homesteading

Making Seed Packets

Have you ever wanted to stash away seeds, but didn't want to use plastic bags? Making your own seed packets is quick to do, and kids will love doing the cutting and glueing. Let them decorate them and you might have a full day of fun ahead! Click here for the PDF to print and… Continue reading Making Seed Packets

Gardening · Homesteading

Filling The Greenhouse

It's many weeks till spring, but the greenhouse is slowly filling up. There is a tale to this though. When we moved last March, we brought our Sunglo greenhouse along. It got dropped off onto the lower field, and ever so slowly we have been making a new pad for it. However...as with all things,… Continue reading Filling The Greenhouse

Backpacking · Homesteading · Prepping · Recipes

In Your Face Morning Mocha

You can have a long-term pantry full of dry products, but you also need to go through them on a steady rate, so you don't waste them. This is a key rule of prepping! But while it can be easy to buy vast quantities, knowing how to use them isn't so easy. This easy to… Continue reading In Your Face Morning Mocha