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Here you'll find my most most recent blog posts. Explore everything from companion planting and vertical gardening to raising meat birds and water glassing eggs. Don't miss my farm-to-table recipes!
Glass canning jars filled with carrots to be fermented on an outside deck table.
Preserve Your Harvest

Principles for Food Preservation in 2023

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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Girl looking at map to find raw milk
Health & Homesteading

Where Can I Find Raw Milk Near Me?

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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DIY Chapstick Pour

Lip Balm DIY Recipe

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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Farm-to-Table Recipes

Gluten Free Quiche With Garden Veggies

Do you have a pile of veggies from your garden or CSA and you’re looking for a great gluten free quiche recipe to dump them all in? Have you been avoiding quiche entirely because you’re sensitive to gluten? You came to the right place. This recipe is an absolute staple in our house and a

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Greenhouse in winter, buried in the snow
Grow Your Own Food

5 Winter Tasks Every Gardener Should Do

I know, I know. I just want to hibernate by the fire, too, but these tasks are absolutely essential. Yes, you can just “wing it” by just grabbing whatever baby plants are available at your local nursery this spring and plop them in the ground randomly, however… Times have changed: More people are gardening now

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Winter Coop
Raise Chickens

Chicken Coop Winterizing – 6 Helpful Tips!

Living in central MN where it’s winter half of the year and the temps can hit -35 🥶, we have had to perfect our winter chicken-raising skills out of necessity. If you’re worried about this upcoming winter, look no further! In this article I’ll be sharing my top 6 tips for chicken coop winterizing. 6

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