Tuesday, April 26, 2016

DIY Toothpaste

When we started pursuing a more natural lifestyle over six years ago our toothpaste was one of the first items to go. We didn't like what we were reading about fluoride nor did we like most of the other ingredients. At first we just switched to a fluoride-free natural brand but those are expensive and still contain some ingredients I was less than thrilled about. It was around this time that I started reading blogs and I found that some people were making their own toothpaste! What! I didn't know that was an option. So I started looking for a recipe.


Homestead Blog Hop #21


Welcome friends! I am super excited to be co-hosting The Homestead Blog Hop. Each week we will be able to come together as a community and share our knowledge, recipes, tips, tricks, accomplishments, and reflections. The Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Tuesday and is for all things homesteading. Check out what others are up to and add your own link below. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Learning to Homestead


Not too long ago homesteading wasn't called homesteading, it was just called living. Cooking from scratch, animal husbandry, food preservation, gardening, ...... these were all just a part of everyday life.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Homestead Blog Hop #20


Welcome friends! I am super excited to be co-hosting The Homestead Blog Hop. Each week we will be able to come together as a community and share our knowledge, recipes, tips, tricks, accomplishments, and reflections. The Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Tuesday and is for all things homesteading. Check out what others are up to and add your own link below. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Homestead Blog Hop #19


Welcome friends! I am super excited to be co-hosting The Homestead Blog Hop. Each week we will be able to come together as a community and share our knowledge, recipes, tips, tricks, accomplishments, and reflections. The Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Tuesday and is for all things homesteading. Check out what others are up to and add your own link below. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Livestock Loss

Update: After meeting with a vet we are 99% sure this was tetanus. Sprinkles arrived to our farm after we normally vaccinate our sheep for it and she didn't receive her CDT shot. We try to keep records for all of our sheep and keep everyone up to date but she fell through the cracks. I feel awful knowing we probably could have prevented this but mistakes will always happen. All we can do is learn from them.

I love the path we have chosen. I love our animals, garden, and even the chores. And while everything is great most of the time there are some moments where I really question what we are doing here.

Last week was one of those moments.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Homestead Blog Hop #18


Welcome friends! I am super excited to be co-hosting The Homestead Blog Hop. Each week we will be able to come together as a community and share our knowledge, recipes, tips, tricks, accomplishments, and reflections. The Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Tuesday and is for all things homesteading. Check out what others are up to and add your own link below.