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Dealing With Depression

September 1, 2014 – 8:16 am | 8 Comments

2539202649_e983408bb1_mWith all the chatter in recent weeks regarding the sad news about beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams,  I thought it might be time to share my own story about Depression.  The Robin Williams story hit home for me for two reasons: Read the full story »

How to Make and Can Spaghetti Sauce

August 29, 2014 – 8:16 am | 20 Comments
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The more I learn about canning and preserving, the more I realize I know very little about canning, preserving and cooking in general.  I’ve always considered myself a pro in the kitchen.  I love to …

Debt Payoff: How to Zap Doubt and Discouragement

August 23, 2014 – 8:06 am | 86 Comments

Happy Saturday, friends!!  Hope you’ve carved out at least some time to relax this weekend.  So, regular readers might know that I went through a pretty rough patch this summer and got myself into a …

Garden 2014 Update and Other Stuff: Taters!!!

August 20, 2014 – 7:40 am | 77 Comments

We did it!!!  We planted potatoes this year for the first time, and actually got a small harvest!!!  Now, it wasn’t the harvest I was hoping for, but aren’t they beautiful?  Growing potatoes was odd.  …

Homemade Zucchini Bread Recipe

August 14, 2014 – 8:08 am | 33 Comments

Well, it’s August now, and your garden should be overflowing with giant zucchinis that you have no idea what to do with, right? :-)  There is much that can be done with zucchini, but one …

Saturday Morning Ramble: Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

August 9, 2014 – 8:05 am | 54 Comments

Is it just me, or are the weeks flying by at warp speed? Here at the farm we’re hosting Rick’s extended family annual picnic today.  This is our second year hosting the annual gathering, and …

Oh yeah, Baby! It’s Homemade Raspberry Jam!

August 5, 2014 – 8:16 am | 43 Comments

Well, raspberry blueberry jam, technically.  You see, along with several raspberry bushes, 4 apple trees and a pear tree,

Saturday Morning Ramble: More on Homesteading

August 2, 2014 – 8:13 am | 47 Comments
Saturday Morning Ramble: More on Homesteading

Hey friends!  Time for my Saturday morning ramble session again.  I’m feeling the need again to emphasize the amazing amount of work it takes to homestead.  By homestead, I mean

How to Freeze Green Beans

July 31, 2014 – 7:43 am | 46 Comments

It’s here!!!  Our first batch of veggies to be frozen – yay!!!  This is my third year of freezing our veggies, and I’m finally starting to feel pretty comfy with it now.   Today I’m going …

10 Ways to Save Money at Home

July 28, 2014 – 7:02 am | 5 Comments
10 Ways to Save Money at Home

Hey, friends!  Today you can find me over at Wise Dollar, sharing 10 ways in which you can save money at home.  Have a great  Monday!

Your Debt Payoff Journey; Blazing Your Own Trail

July 24, 2014 – 6:20 am | 81 Comments

I’ve spoken many times before about doing what you feel is best for you in your debt payoff journey.  I’ve also spoken about how important it is to learn to deal with criticism, with roadblocks, …