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Debt Payoff: How to Zap Doubt and Discouragement

August 23, 2014 – 8:06 am | 67 Comments

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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 boatload of doubt and discouragement where our debt payoff journey is concerned.    Our journey started as a large one (we had a 65% debt-to-income ratio when we began our journey towards debt freedom in January of 2013) and we knew that our victory would take serious effort and concentration. Read the full story »

Garden 2014 Update and Other Stuff: Taters!!!

August 20, 2014 – 7:40 am | 76 Comments
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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, …

A Singular Focus of Paying Off Debt Leads to Peace

July 21, 2014 – 11:16 am | 53 Comments
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Hey, Frugal Farmer friends!!  I want to welcome my blogger friend, Brian, from Luke 1428 today.  He’s got an awesome post on debt payoff today that I think you’ll really find helpful. 
Earlier this summer, …

The Truth About Homesteading: Heating With Wood

July 20, 2014 – 5:55 am | 40 Comments
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Here it is, 5a.m. and I’m up again.  Now, normally, this is my “get up” time, but today, it’s my “stay up” time.  Along with insight on the work involved in heating your home with …