Natural Living in a Modern World

Honeysuckle Iced Tea


Enjoy the nectar of a honeysuckle!   My family was outside enjoying the sunshine when we spotted some honeysuckle vines growing on the edge of the wood line.  I decided to show them how to eat the nectar of a honeysuckle.  My 4 year old loved it.  I started thinking about other ways we could […]

Can Homesteaders Travel?


What do you think?  Can homesteaders travel or are we tied to our farms? My husband and I love to travel. So that’s a discussion for us anytime we add an animal or projects to the homestead.  Is this going to keep us from traveling?  That was a big concern for me when I bought […]

Taking a Look at the World Around Us

Taking a Look at the World Around Us

It’s been on my heart lately to post about giving the body what it needs to help it heal itself.   Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.   God wants us to care for our bodies just like we want the best for our children.  When we have a baby, we care […]

Orange Zest Body Scrub

Orange Zest Body Scrub

Orange Zest Body Scrub Ingredients: 4 oz jar 2 oz fractionated coconute oil, grapeseed oil or almond oil 5-6 tbsp Epsom salts 15 drops orange essential oil 1 tsp orange zest Directions:  Fill jar half full of carrier oil.  Add Epsom salts then stir in orange zest and essential oil.  Scrub feet and body.  Rinse […]

Ylang Ylang & Grapefruit Perfume

Ylang Ylang & Grapefruit Perfume

Essential oils are a great option to pure, non-toxic perfume!   My oldest daughter loves the smell of grapefruit essential oil.   After researching the ingredients in store bought perfumes, I was glad to buy some essential oils so she can make non-toxic perfume.   Most store bought perfumes contain benzaldehyde, benzyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, […]

Greenhouse Cleaner

Greenhouse Cleaner

Would you like a natural greenhouse cleaner, free of toxins? Melaleuca essential oil is commonly referred to as “tea tree” oil.  Melaleuca can purify surfaces and the air.  It promotes clear breathing and protects against seasonal threats so while you are cleaning you are helping your body.   Greenhouse Cleaner Ingredients: 10 drops melaleuca essential […]

All Purpose Garden Spray

All Purpose Garden Spray

Would you like to repel insects naturally? Peppermint essential oil can naturally repel bugs from your garden plants.  Why?  The scent is a turn off to bugs.   This is a great way to keep your plants healthy without the use of pesticides or herbicides.   All Purpose Garden Spray Ingredients: Peppermint Essential Oil Water […]

Hearty Oatmeal Casserole

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This one dish recipe goes from the stove top to the oven! I love one dish meals.  I especially love being able to take my iron skillet from the stove top to the oven.  This casserole can be eaten anytime of day.  A quick and filling meal.  Plus it’s gluten free.  Ingredients: 1 lb sausage […]

Homemade Fly Spray

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Why waste money on chemical sprays? It’s easy to make your own homemade fly spray. If you are a homesteader like me, you look at the ingredients on the back of the store bought fly sprays and wonder what you are spraying on your animal.  I tried recipe after recipe until I settled on this […]

10 Incredible Bone Broth Recipes

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A collection of 10 incredible bone broth recipes! Bone broth is incredibly healthy, easy and inexpensive to make at home.  Bone broth is made by boiling healthy animal bones with vegetables, herbs and spices.  Bone broth is a powerful healthy tonic that our grandmother’s made to keep the family well. Broth is an excellent source […]

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