This one took me a while. I didn’t even realize what was wrong except that I had this crisis feeling. You know that feeling like you left your wallet somewhere or that you missed an important event. This nagging feeling plagued me for weeks, maybe months if I’m honest. Someone was trying to get my …

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As a woman in my 40s, I struggle with my weight. It was almost like I woke up one day and my body betrayed me. That is not exactly true. I can’t put my finger on exactly when it started to spiral out of control, but it was around the first year of having my …

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So my first year of gardening is halfway done. I’ve had some successes and some absolute failures. I’ve learned a lot this year and it’s not over yet. Time for an update on how things are going… First up, let’s talk about Tomatoes. I planted both beefsteak and cherry tomatoes. Everyone I know here in …

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I don’t really know how this happened. I read some books on homesteading that mentioned chickens, then I dismissed the idea. Or at least I thought I did. The idea crept back in and I found myself imagining our backyard with chickens. It could be nice, I thought. Fresh eggs and fresh chicken meat sound …

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I think I’m finally done planting this season. As we move into warmer weather, I have done my best to get all the really hard work done in my garden so now it’s just a bit of maintenance to keep it going (and growing). Here’s what I have done so far… The first thing I …

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Time to go over the plans for the 2022 garden! I might be a little too optimistic, but I’ve made some big plans for growing foods this year in my backyard. I’m not just worried about store-bought foods and the chemicals used to grow commercial crops (although most of what I have learned grosses me …

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This article will helpfully point you in the right direction if you are looking for how to get started on gardening, even though we are smack dab in the thick of winter right now. This is my sixth winter in New England. I’m originally from Florida, and this is only the second winter that I’ve …

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What an amazing time in history to be alive. Think about all the landmark events that have transpired in just the last 3 years that we are now able to say we’ve lived through! I will one day be able to tell my grandchildren that I was alive and listened to Joe Rogan’s podcast. Along …

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In case you missed it, bullet journaling has been a “thing” for artsy people to make their own calendars for about a decade. I don’t know who started this trend. If you look up #bujo or #bulletjournal on any social media site you will open up a digital can of worms. So many people use …

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I’ve been offline for a while. I took some time to re-evaluate my direction. Our homeschooling schedule has eased up and as a result the kids and I have enjoyed taking the entire month of December off. The only school related thing we have done this month is reading aloud, which they seem to enjoy …

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