Preparing for Baby’s First Food

baby first food

Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Jencu, Edited 2014 Baby Quill is almost five months old and before I know it, it will be time to start her on solid foods (at six months). I really can’t believe it-  seems like she was just born yesterday. During her nap time, as I’m rocking her to sleep, […]

Ecocentric Mom & Baby Box Review

FB Ecocentric

When baby Quill was three months old, Ecocentric Mom sent me a complimentary “Mom and Baby” box to us. Baby Quill is now four months old. It has shamefully taken me an entire month to get my review up, even though we ended up enjoying our box of goodies like 0.2 seconds after it arrived […]

Fridays on the Farm: Morning Farm Chores (Fall 2014)

Fall farm chores

This post brought to you from the afterlife. What? Oh, I haven’t died and gone to heaven? Ahhh, my children are just both napping at the same time. But seriously, it’s full on crazy town at our house these days. But every now and then, I get the teeniest bit of down time and I […]

Starting Baby Chickens: 9 Things You Need

starting baby chickens

A few weeks ago (I think, I truly have no concept of time these days) we received our order of 50 Cornish Cross baby chicks from Murray McMurray Hatchery. As I was running through my mental list of baby chick gear, I decided to look back though Joel Salatin’s book, Pastured Poultry Profits. (Great book,  […]

Sustainable Thanksgiving Dinner: 4 Things I Learned

Sustainable Thanksgiving

My super awesome sister, Lindsey (who is a real journalist, by the way), has written a guest post about a sustainable Thanksgiving meal she recently attended. She’s the bomb. The end. It’s estimated that the average American meal travels 1500 miles from farm to plate—that’s farther than my husband, Andrew, and I are traveling from […]

Banana Bites {Easy Real Food Snack}

Banana Bites

Holy Mackerel, folks. I’d like to officially welcome myself back to the land of the semi-functional. As you know, our precious baby Quill was born about two and a half months ago, and up until a week ago I could only get her to nap in the baby carrier (i.e., on my body… all day). […]

And Then We Ordered 75 Chickens (Broilers and Layers)

75 chickens

Recall my genius idea to no longer raise meat chickens, but instead cull old laying hens for our freezer? Well, we recently lost our ENTIRE laying flock to a predator over a two day time period…Obviously that means we’ll have no old laying to hens to cull… ever. So, despite the fact that we can’t […]

The Nourished Kitchen Cookbook Review

Nourished Kitchen Book Review

I signed up with Blogging for Books and received a free copy of The Nourished Kitchen to review. My review of this book is my honest opinion, and is in no way influenced by the super awesome fact that I received this book for free. I’m very excited to share with you my review of […]

100 Days of Eating Local

100 days of eating local

Photo credit: Rhett Maxwell, Flickr Creative Commons Attribution, edited. Y’all. I love eating local. Like, want-to-buy-my-baby-“eat-local”-onesies love it. (Also, I have a secret and unrealized desire to cover my car in bumper stickers. If I ever do it, I will have this one.) I first delved into the world of [truly] eating local when I […]

How Many Cloth Diapers Do You Need for a Newborn?

newborn stash

Ahh, the age-old question. How many cloth diapers do you need for a newborn? I shall tell you the answer. You need more than I have… As you probably know, I cloth diapered Bridger, but I really didn’t start cloth with him until he was about a month or so old. But with baby Quill, […]