10 Benefits of the 4H community

Top 10 Benefits from involvement in the 4 H community For someone on the ASD spectrum – help to work harder, provide social events, get over being messy Self confidence – not afraid to try new and hard things Community of individuals who put forth effort...

Why I love 4H

Why I LOVE 4H We finished our county fair last month.  It is the craziest and hardest and most fun weeks out of our entire year! Because we have several species of animals, we actually live there in the RV campgound.  We wouldn’t do it any other way!  ...

Reducing Junk that touches us

Reducing junk that touches us After working on reducing the junk in the products we had around our house, I started thinking about the products that TOUCH our bodies.   The skin is the largest organ of our body, so what touches us matters!   I started...

Next Step, Pigs!

Next step, PIGS! One thing that helped us try new things is the kids joining 4H.  I LOVE 4H! I could talk about the benefits of the 4H program for hours!!  But not today.   Today, I want to share the next big step we made in homesteading.  We got PIGS! Kaylee...

Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh Each summer, as I homeschool, first, I spend time in prayer Then I turn my mind to brainstorming what things my children should learn other than the three R’s. Maybe more of Shakespeare? Should they study more poetry? What type of research paper should...

Top 3 tips for reducing debt

Three Tips to Reduce Your Debt As I have mentioned over and over, we are trying to get out of debt.  And it is HARD. It incorporates so many things.   Why do I want to get out of debt?  One, debt stresses me out. My husband makes a good income.  We should be able...

Our Favorite Appliances

Our Favorite Appliances  I have loved to cook, bake, and eat for as long as I can remember.  When I was a preteen, my grandfather had a massive heart attack on his way to visit us while we lived in Hawaii.  While he was in the hospital, he wouldn’t eat because...

Natural Living – First Steps

When I started on my natural health journey over 10 years ago, the first thing I thought of was what we breathed in.  My son and I had been diagnosed with asthma and severe allergies. When our son was diagnosed, my husband wouldn’t allow me to burn candles...

Farming First Steps

Do you remember that I was the ultimate city girl??  Had big Texas hair, nails done, liked big jewelry?? You look at me now and probably can’t see that girl anymore.  And that is okay with me!   I have been asked by many people, “How did you start this farming...

homeschooling 2018-2019

Homeschooling 2018 – 2019 I love homeschooling.  I love the freedom it affords our family.  We get to do it together. We get to travel to see family that has different school calendars to follow.  We get to use whatever curriculum we feel is best for our family....