Living just north of Indiana, we always hear people rave about the chicken and noodles they get when eating out at restaurants in Shipshewana. For
How to Etch Glass ~ Quick and Easy!
Every year the oldest country kid takes projects to the county fair as part of his 4-H club. Ever year he waits till the last
Heirloom Seeds Giveaway
The folks over at Mary’s Heirloom Seeds are hosting their first GIVEAWAY for 2017 and asked us to be a part of it! This is
Chocolate Andes Creme de Menthe Cookies
Do you ever walk through the grocery store baking aisle without a plan? You know you want to make something and then *BAM* you spot
52 Week Illustration Challenge ~ Can I really do this?!?
This year I decided was going to be the year I wrote a book. Not a how to or recipe book, oh no, I want
Lemon Crinkle Cookie Recipe
Around here, our cookies tend to be mild manner. You know, your run of the mill peanut butter, chocolate chip, and sugar. My family doesn’t
Is It Really Honey?
According to the Oxford dictionary, honey is “a sweet, sticky yellowish-brown fluid made by bees and other insects from nectar collected from flowers.” Simple, right?
Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie Recipe
Every year at Christmas, I like to go all out in the baking department. I make more cookies then are really needed, if there is
Top 10 Posts of 2016
It is that time of the year when people look back on their lives to see how far they have come, reflect, or plan for
Wood Slice Snowmen Ornaments
If you have been around the blog the last couple of weeks, you might have noticed I have kind of been on a wood kick.
Chicken Eggs vs. Duck Eggs
In recent year, many folks have taken more of an interest in where their food comes from and the quality of that food. This phenomenon
DIY Painted Wood Slice Ornaments
Over the summer, one of our neighbors cut down a Black Walnut tree. The tree company that dropped it and took it, left behind a
DIY Log Candlesticks
This summer, one of our neighbors cut down a beautiful Black Walnut tree. They sold the tree to a wood company, because they hated the
Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser (Because Homesteading Can Get Dirty)
Let’s face it, if you homestead, you deal with a lot of dirty things. The term “crap happens” is like a homesteader mantra and we
How to store Garlic, Onions and Tators (long term)
Weather you grow your own or buy in bulk, you will be faced with how to properly store garlic, onions and potatoes long term. There