Category: Tips and tricks

The Made From Scratch Life: A Book Review

For my birthday in November my sister gave me a gift card from amazon. I love getting gift cards because it means I can buy myself something without any input from anybody else. I knew I was going to buy myself a book, and after days of looking I finally bought The Made From Scratch Life(*).

The Made from Scratch Life

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Signs that your ewe is (close to) giving birth

Signs that your ewe is giving birth

Most of the time you know when you should expect your sheep to give birth. We, however, had a ram with the herd most of last year and weren’t so sure. That’s how we ended up with a little surprise lamb in December. Right now we are expecting our other ewe to lamb pretty soon, so I am keeping a close eye on her for signs that indicate she is starting labor.

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Preserving food: a beginner’s guide

Preserving food: a beginner's guide

Our goal is to eat from our garden through winter. But how do we preserve this food so it will still be edible a year from now? I have looked into different methods for preserving food and when to use each one.

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Making an egg apron from an old bedsheet

Making an egg apron from a bedsheet

I will have you know that I am a total noob when it comes to sewing.  I’ve had a sewing machine for years, but we never got along. Many times I tried and sometimes something decent would come out of my sewing machine, but most of the time it would end up with me saying words I’d rather not repeat in public. I would then pack up my sewing machine and not touch it for another year.

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Buying an animal: things you should consider

Buying an animal: things you should consider before bringing ANY animal home

I love animals, I grew up on a farm and was always surrounded by different animals. One of the first things I did when I moved out of my parents’ house was buy a rabbit to keep me company. We learn a lot from animals. Animals are compassionate and forgiving. They often give unconditional love.

 

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7 tips for increasing productivity

Seven tips for increasing productivity

We have so much going on in our lives. It is so easy to get overwhelmed and get stressed. If you are like me, being stressed does not help you do more, it actually makes you accomplish less! So I wrote down some tips that help me be more productive.

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5 tips for homesteading with a toddler

Many homesteaders have children, and they are a large part of the reason why we homestead. Homesteading is a lot of work, homesteading with children is even more work. Especially when your children are younger. You might get a little overwhelmed, because you are juggling parenting and homesteading, and that’s ok.

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