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60 Family Books for Advent Season

There are so many great children’s books that you can read with your children during this coming Advent season and so many treasured classics that never go out of style. I want this blog post to excite you with the possibility of sharing wonderful literature with your children this Christmas season and to give some suggestions on some classic […]

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How to Grow Elderberries and make Elderberry Syrup

Elderberries are one of the most sustainable crops, and is being farmed by many farmers who are interested in nutritious, home-grown and organic farming. It is packed with Vitamins A, B, and C, iron, potassium, and powerful antioxidants. The plants are a hardy perennial, and are naturally disease resistant. Surprisingly, only 10 percent of the […]

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20 Fall Diffuser Blends

Summer is screeching to a stop here in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The leaves are beginning to evolve into the the most beautiful colors and I find myself reaching for my sweater each morning as I head outside to do the farm chores.  For a homesteader, Fall brings a period of urgency to prepare for […]

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The Different Types of Coconut Oil

It’s no secret that coconut oil has been used for centuries in many different ways. There are so many different types of coconut oil, but most of them are 100 percent natural oil, and full of antioxidants and saturated fats—the good ones—that contain medium chain fatty acids (MDFAs) that provide so many good things: MDFAs […]

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Essential Oils On a Farm

One of the statements I can remember my mother saying whenever she counseled with someone about a problem in a marriage relationship was: “You have to always remember that you bought the farm!” So what does that mean? It means that in relationships, just as in farming there are cute, cuddly animals and bountiful harvests; […]

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