All posts in "Self-Sufficiency"

The 13 Skills in 2013 Challenge

By Homesteading Mom / December 21, 2012

Every Yuletide season, I think about what I’d like to accomplish in the coming year. Some years see more success than others, and those more successful years typically have a couple of things in common. A specific plan to attain each goal Making a declaration, even if just to myself, that a goal will be […]


Stocking a Sustainable Kitchen- Cast Iron Cookware

By Homesteading Mom / August 7, 2012

What kinds of appliances and tools belong in a sustainable kitchen? First off, what do I mean by sustainable? This term gets kicked around very loosely these days, especially when corporations and government need to greenwash something that is in reality quite unsustainable. When I say sustainable, I’m looking at several factors, some of which […]


Vote with Your Dollars

By Homesteading Mom / November 30, 2011

I’ve been advocating for a long time that we would all benefit by being more mindful of our spending habits. Often, this is in regard to being more frugal and freeing up funds in a rough economy. But, this post will focus on a different reason why being mindful of our spending habits is important. […]


Paleo Lemonade

By Homesteading Mom / August 2, 2011

Hi everyone!  I’m back from our homestead up north where, unfortunately, we do not yet have Internet access. It was a lovely trip, great to get away, and we cleared some land. All day yesterday, I was been busy getting caught up in the garden and with chores around the house. We came back to […]


Pediatrician Recommends Honey & Lavender for Colds

By Homesteading Mom / December 7, 2010

We took our two young children to the pediatrician this morning.  They have both had nasty colds, complete with coughing, nasal congestion, coughing,  runny noses, and oh, did I mention coughing?  I wanted to make sure that they didn’t also have ear or throat issues, and needed to know what was causing the coughing (post nasal drip from […]

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