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?

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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, […]

Fridays on the Farm: Food Preservation

Fridays on the Farm

Well hello there! Now that I’m no longer pregnant and have recovered some of my energy after having the baby, we are back at it on the old homestead. (Well, Farmer Dickie’s been at it the whole time, I should say I’m back at documenting things…) It just so happens that it’s also canning time, […]

I am Mama Cow: Baby Quill’s Unplanned Unassisted Home Birth (Part 2)

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This is the second part of Baby Quill’s unplanned unassisted home birth story. To read the first part, click here. Baby Quill’s Birth Story, Continued… Pushing and Birthing 11:24 AM- 11:37 AM In case you forgot, my husband had gone out to start the car so we could head to the hospital. He came back […]

I am Mama Cow: Baby Quill’s Unplanned Unassisted Home Birth (Part 1)

Home Birth Part 1

If you follow me on Facebook, you know the birth of our second child, baby Quill, just occurred at home- completely unplanned and I’d say pretty much unassisted to top it off. It was hands down the most amazing experience of my life. (And one that makes me want to have zillions of babies, at […]

Homestead Emergencies: And the Importance of a Good Homestead Network


This is a guest post on “Homestead Emergencies: And the Importance of a Good Homestead Network” by my friend Erin from Homesteader Hub (of Blue Yurt Farms fame). Meanwhile, I am busy writing up Baby Girl’s amazing birth story- I can’t wait to share it! There are a lot of reasons why it’s great to […]

Flame Retardant Freak Out (Avoiding Flame Retardants in Baby Gear)

Flame Retardant Freak out

Photo Credit: memekode, Flickr Creative Commons Attribution, edited 2014. I recently spent a several day period of time in a flame retardant-induced freak out. I started digging out all of Bridger’s baby gear (swing, carseat, pack-n-play, ect.) and wondering which flame retardants they all contain. What concerned me most was that his gear was purchased […]

Garden Update: Heirloom Veggies

Garden Update

Yes. We do still have a garden. Not that you would know it from my lack of regular Friday updates…  Sorry about that. I’ve been in crazy baby mode, and poor Farmer Dickie has been doing everything farm related around these parts. Everything. Thank the Lord for that man’s work ethic and energy level. But […]

Maternity Photos by Jennie Pyfferoen Photography

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Well this worked out perfectly. If you can’t tell by my silence lately on the blog (and Facebook, and Twitter, and Pinterest, and Instagram…ahem), I am in super baby mode. Baby girl is due in two weeks and I am busy as a bee getting everything ready. I actually have tons of things I want […]