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Carol J. Alexander
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  • New Market, VA
  • United States
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My sister calls me the Total Granola
A bit about me:
I'm a homeschooling, homesteading mother of six endeavoring to eek out a naturally healthy existence on our modest acreage.
I'm also a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in BackHome Magazine, Grit Magazine, Urban Farm, and Home Education.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Pizza...whole wheat crust from freshly ground flour with Swiss chard and tomatoes.
Currently reading:
Plowing with Pigs by Hank and Karen Will
Currently listening to:
Rhett Walker Band, Chris Tomlin, or Shaun Groves
My latest DIY project:
Painting the bedroom
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Can't recall
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Cooking on the Homestead--A FREE E-book

Today, I have a freebie for you!

cooking cover It's my own e-book, Cooking on the Homestead.

This book is full of all the great cooking posts that you have grown to love here at Everything Home plus. It has over 35 pages of homestead kitchen know-how with pictures to illustrate.

In one…


Posted on August 15, 2013 at 10:19am

How to Make Granola in the Crockpot

make granola in a crockpot

One of the best things I ever learned was making granola in the crockpot. You know why? Because in the oven, I always burned it--never failed. Oh, you can still burn it in the crockpot, but it's not as easy. Probably because it's a much lower temperature for a longer period of time. Since I've learned to do this, I've never tried it…


Posted on March 19, 2013 at 10:48pm

Teaching from Your Seed Catalogs

So the seed catalogs are arriving in the mail like the Japanese beetles in June. Only thing is, I get excited about getting those seed catalogs. For the Japanese beetles, I lay out traps.

Seed catalogs mean more to me than potting soil, trying new varieties, and dreaming of…


Posted on January 18, 2012 at 4:46pm — 4 Comments

Keeping Ants out of Feed Dishes

It's January and the weather is still not what I would call winter. In fact, I've been struggling with ants in the dog bowl lately.

However, after remember a story about how our pastor's wife kept them out of the the food cabinet while a missionary in Thailand, I found relief--as did my little dog Asa.

So, if you struggle withants in the dog bowl, go to my blog Everything Home with Carol and…


Posted on January 9, 2012 at 7:35am

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At 4:43pm on April 28, 2011, Lynn S said…

Howdy neighbor!!  Thanks for the friend request and ferreting out other Virginians!


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