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January 18, 2018

January 17, 2018

Getting Back to Basics



Is "getting back to the basics" one of your goals for the new year? Do you want to learn how to cook from scratch, store food, heal naturally, live frugally, and be more self-reliant? 



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I'm really excited to be a part of the Back to Basics Living Bundle event this year (to learn why, check out that book cover image right below this paragraph!) which is all about helping you get back to the basics. In case you're not familiar with them, a "bundle" is a collection of e-books, courses, videos and bonuses from various authors that focus on a theme, all "bundled" together. In this case, the theme is learning old-fashioned skills and living a self-sufficient life.


And for the very first time, this bundle includes my own 12-page e-book! Make Your Own Vinegar for Pennies teaches you step by step how to turn fruit - even bruised and slightly-past-its-prime fruit - into vinegar that you can use in salad dressings, homemade cleaners and in your personal care products.

As part of the Back to Basics Living event, you can join the FREE five-day Back to Basics Challenge! All are welcome to join in, whether you’re a seasoned homesteader living off-grid, have a little land, live in the suburbs or live in the city.

If you’re feeling the weight of technology, debt, the broken medical system or our uncertain food supply, then this challenge is for you! It's designed to help you take stock of what you have and determine what you need to keep, what you need to get rid of and what you need to change. You can learn more about the challenge and sign up here.




This year's bundle contains 59 e-books, courses and videos from 53 authors. This collection of materials is sold for a limited time - just one week - at a greatly-reduced price. In this case, 92% off what it would cost to buy everything separately. The bundle goes on sale today, January 17th for one week only, until midnight on January 23rd.

The topics covered by this year's bundle include:
  • Cooking
  • DIY
  • Food storage
  • Frugal living
  • Gardening
  • Homesteading
  • Natural living
  • Natural parenting
  • Natural remedies
  • Preparedness

Look right there in the middle - can you see it? Can you tell I'm a bit excited?


The 2018 Back to Basics Living Bundle also covers topics such as breadmaking and how to make homemade butters, gouda cheese making, canning and preserving, chickens and bees, devotionals, homeschooling, using herbs, living off-grid and so much more. You can see the whole list here (affiliate link) (scroll down the page a bit).

To read more about the bundle sale which ends on January 23rd, click here. (affiliate link)






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January 16, 2018

A Slice of My Life



Even after several days of single digit temperatures,
some of the herbs still look pretty good.
Frozen, but pretty good.


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January 15, 2018

Training Your Goat to the Milkstand


Training a problem doe to the milkstand is mostly a matter of attitude: your attitude! Here are tips to help you train your goat to be a milker.

Several years ago we bought our first two goats as weanlings. The next spring, I decided maybe I'd better get a goat that knew how to be milked, since I'd never milked an animal before. At least one of us should know what we're doing, right?

January 14, 2018

Silver Sunday and Being Thankful


And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver... Psalm 12:6 NIV


I am thankful to the Lord, my God, for:

- warm winter gear still in our closets from our "former life"
- streamlining my outdoor chores before winter arrived in earnest
- the farrier's visit on a warm-ish day last week
- our furnace, working hard to keep us warm
- hot chocolate with whipped cream in my favorite turquoise mug
Silver Sunday

“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, 
summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
Genesis 8:22 NIV


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