From the Farm Blog Hop and Natural Rooting Hormone

From the Farm Blog Hop

Happy almost-weekend! As you may have noticed, I don’t do much blogging or social media interaction on the weekends. I often save the weekend for homesteading jobs and last weekend was no different. My stronger half (Todd, of course) freed our second compost pile from its container and hauled it over to dump into our […]

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Episode #41: Homesteading in Small Spaces with Tessa of Homestead Lady

My Interview with Tessa Zundel of Homestead Lady

This week, Kristi is continuing her Homesteading in Small Spaces series with her third installment where she will be talking to long time homesteader and master gardener Tessa Zundel from Homestead Lady about homesteading and touching on growing herbs on the homestead. Read Tessa’s Blog Get in touch with Tessa on Facebook Click here to […]

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Nasturtium as Food and Medicine, and a Free Printable PDF Monograph

Lovely nasturtium—lovely to have in the garden, but did you know that it has more uses than to grace your garden with beauty? I’m relatively new to growing nasturtium, and even newer to using it. What I love about growing this beautiful, sunny flower is how easy it is to grow it. It reseeds itself […]

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4 Ways of Using Diatomaceous Earth on the Homestead

There are few things that I would consider ‘miracle’ cures, and while some might beg to differ, I believe that diatomaceous earth (DE) is one of those miracles. Formed from the fossil remains of diatoms, it has been a catch-all for many of our household, homestead, and animal health issues. Using diatomaceous earth on the […]

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From the Farm Blog Hop and Garlic Tincture DIY

A very happy Friday to you and welcome back, everyone! It’s been an eventful week here! The garden is growing so FAST now that we’ve gotten a bit of rain and lots of sunshine. Volunteer plants seem to be cropping up in all of the gardens, so while I’m a bit late with starting my […]

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Episode #40: Homesteading in Small Spaces with Heather Harris of The Homesteading Hippy

Join Kristi as she continues through her series about small property homesteading, where she will be interviewing homesteaders from all over who share how their tips on self sufficiency on less than a quarter acre. In this week’s episode of the Homesteading in Small Spaces series, Kristi will be talking to Heather Harris from The […]

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Peppermint and a Free Printable Herb Monograph PDF {Herbal Primer}

Mint is a fantastic and prolific herb. Once you plant it, you’ve got it for life, especially if you don’t contain it in one specific area. It wants to grow wild, which is fabulous if you love mint and know how to use it. I’ve written quite a few posts on using mint but I […]

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Giveaway for Mother’s Day: Fleece Blanket, Beeswax Candle & Handmade Soap

Mother’s Day is coming up—do you know what you are giving to your mother on her special day? Today I have a fantastic package that I think your mother just might love. I am partnering with Mohawk Valley Trading Company and Crooked Brook to bring to you a fabulous Mother’s Day giveaway from that consists […]

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April Gardening Plans and Enter to Win Moringa Trees

Each month, I share a post listing my gardening tasks for the month. I’m about 6 days late with my April gardening plans and sorely behind on my March list, but I figure if I compile my list and print the post, I am sure to catch up. In case you don’t know, I compile […]

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From the Farm Blog Hop and Embracing Ma’s Pioneering Spirit

Happy happy Friday and welcome back, everyone! This week has been a crazy whirlwind full of work and writing and sewing and homesteading and all sorts of fun stuff! How has your week been? I hope it’s been fantastic, and that today you can grab a cup of your favorite drink and sit down with […]

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Episode #39: Homesteading in Small Spaces with Kathryn Robles of Farming My Backyard

Join Kristi for a whole new series about small property homesteading, where she will be interviewing homesteaders from all over who share how their tips on homesteading on less than a quarter acre. In this week’s episode of the Homesteading in Small Spaces series, Kristi will be talking to Kathryn Robles at Farming My Backyard […]

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Free Printable PDFs for Your Materia Medica Ginger and Garlic

Free Printable Herb Monograph PDFs: Ginger and Garlic {Herbal Primer}

A monograph is a fantastic little page of information that is available at your fingertips in the event of minor injury or illness. A page like this will give you all of the pertinent information that you need to put your herbs to work when it’s most needed. Often kept in notebooks (a materia medica […]

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Using Progesterone Cream for Perimenopausal Symptoms

Progesterone Cream for Perimenopause

As we women get older, our bodies change. Duh, right? I mean–we get that we gain weight, some parts of our bodies start sagging, and we experience moods that leave us wondering what in the world just happened. Part of what women in their mid-lives experience are actually perimenopausal symptoms, which simply means that we […]

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From the Farm Blog Hop and Treat Your Pets with Herbal Broths

Welcome and Happy Friday to you! This morning I sit thinking of how blessed this life of homesteading is, and how awesome it is to get to write about it and share it all with you. This week I canned pinto beans, crocheted up a few things (by the way, have you seen my downloadable […]

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Episode #38: Less Media, More Homesteading

I always say that homesteading is a heady prospect, and what I mean by that is that it can be overwhelming to say the least. What starts out as a hobby becomes a lifestyle as we sink more money and time into our homestead. In this episode, I share about my own struggles with media […]

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Make Your Home a Homestead

3 Simple Ways to Make Your Home a Homestead

Have you caught the homesteading bug yet? How about the self-sufficiency bug? If you are any kind of DIY person, you understand how important it is to learn to do more things for yourself. Learning how to make your home a homestead is one powerful way to equip yourself and your family to do more […]

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