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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
A bit about me:
We just moved out to the country and are starting out homesteading adventure.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Slow cooked Bar-B-Que Pork
Currently reading:
Clouds of War by Diana Rivers
Currently listening to:
S. J. Tucker
My latest DIY project:
Starting a garden and building a chicken coop.
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Penny's Blog

Being self sufficient and prepared,

Being self sufficient and prepared,

  For awhile now I have…

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 2:53pm — 2 Comments

Change is not easy or cheap!

  For awhile now I have been trying to change our eating habits and encourage my family to eat a little more healthy. This can be hard due to the high cost of healthy food and getting them to eat a lot of things they don't like or haven't tried. I will never understand why organic food cost so much higher then food made with tons of chemicals and preservatives. Here are some of the reasons I found for the higher costs.

  Primarily because organic growers still have to find alternative…


Posted on October 16, 2011 at 2:13pm — 1 Comment

Lessons learned this year

  I have been thinking about the lessons I have learned about homesteading since we bought this place almost two years ago. Some were very subtle, others hit you right between the eyes letting you know what you did was a dumb idea!

 1. Labradors do not belong on homesteads that have chickens! We had to find a home for our chocolate

lab Hershey because she liked our chickens as much as we do. Labs are wonderful dogs but it is their nature to hunt birds and small…


Posted on September 6, 2011 at 1:13pm — 1 Comment

Goats for us!

When we lived in the apartment we had dreamed about having our own place, raising our animals and feeding our family from the gardens. To cement this dream we created a vision board with everything we wanted on our land and for our family.…


Posted on August 7, 2011 at 3:10pm — 1 Comment

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