Browsing Category : Self-Sufficiency

Homemade Fruit Smoothies

Homemade Fruit Smoothies


With school starting at the end of this month, I am trying to boost my daughter’s (and my own- to be honest) immunity. A great (and delicious way) to do that is with homemade fruit smoothies. Homemade Fruit Smoothies One of my favorite ways to incorporate homemade fruit smoothies into our lifestyle is by adding them to our breakfast or…

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How to Butcher Chickens for Meat

How to Butcher Chickens for Meat


Last week, I told you the 4 steps for raising chickens for meat. Today, I want to show you exactly how to butcher chickens for meat. It is advisable to butcher meat birds between 6 and 8 weeks of age. *Please note, there will be pictures of dead chickens below. So if you are squeamish or anti-killing farm animals, then…

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How to Raise Chickens for Meat

How to Raise Chickens for Meat


As a homesteader, it has been a dream of mine to raise chickens for meat. 1) We eat a lot of chicken in our home. 2) It’s my favorite meat to cook because it is so versatile. 3) I know that store-bought chickens do not live the best lives: they often live in small dirty cages and have no access…

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How to Grow a Pineapple

How to Grow a Pineapple


Have you ever wondered how to grow a pineapple? I have! And it’s funny, because when I tell people I’m growing 4 pineapples from other pineapples, they think 1) I’m nuts, and 2) they tell me that they honestly thought pineapple grew in trees! Nope! Growing a pineapple is not as hard as one may think! Let me teach you…

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Soccer Mom Meets Hippie Homesteader

Two Worlds Collide: Guest Post


I have something exciting for y’all this week!!!! A while ago, I approached my friend and fellow blogging mom, Danielle, about writing a blog post for me. It’s taken a bit of time, but hello….. she’s a mom of 3 little boys between the ages of 4 and 6… two of which are twins. I’m tired for her. (: Anywho,…

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Reusable Tissues

How to Make Reusable Tissues


A few weeks ago, I explained why and how my family switched to family cloth: yep, the reusable toilet paper. As detailed in that post, I have A LOT of family cloth squares. I cut approximately 200-250 7” x 7” squares. Obviously, that is a lot of squares, so I have found another purpose for a few of them: reusable…

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