Katie Krejci

DIY Whipped Tallow Balm

4oz jar of whipped tallow balm sitting on a wooden table with a spoonful in front of it

Are you looking for an anti-aging solution to your skin care routine? What if I told you that you could have glowing, nourished skin in the middle of winter with simple, local ingredients? Tallow balm has been prized for skincare for centuries because it’s highly compatible with our skin and packed full of anti-aging nutrients. …

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Cooking a Rooster: The Basics

A skinless young chicken in the crockpot to slow cook

Cooking a rooster is pretty easy, but it can be intimidating for first-timers! It’s definitely a lost art that was daily life in our great-grandparent’s era. Let’s bring it back! Roosters are delicious and make for an easy meal. We harvest 10-15 of our extra roosters from hatching every year, and they nourish our bodies …

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Principles for Food Preservation in 2023

Glass canning jars filled with carrots to be fermented on an outside deck table.

Growing your own food is an excellent start to self-sufficiency, however, once you master the main principles for food preservation while maximizing nutritional value… you’ll be unstoppable!   There’s nothing more fulfilling than enjoying your homegrown veggies on a -20 degree day in January. It’s also incredibly comforting in today’s world of food insecurity. In this …

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Where Can I Find Raw Milk Near Me?

Girl looking at map to find raw milk

You’ve been hearing about the benefits of raw milk, however, you can’t seem to find it anywhere at your grocery store. When you ask about it, people tell you that it’s dangerous and even illegal. Maybe you’ve done your homework and determined that raw milk is the right choice for you, but you don’t know where …

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Lip Balm DIY Recipe

DIY Chapstick Pour

Have you ever noticed that the more you use lip balm, the more “addicted” to it you become? That’s because most lip balms that you buy at the store are LOADED with inflammatory and irritating ingredients. Instead of soothing and healing your lips, they’re just making things worse. In this post, I’ll be discussing these …

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