the Most Popular 2021 Capturing the Charmed Posts

What were the most-read posts of 2021? Even I want to know. Drum roll, please… As I look back at what 2021 has been, in my personal life, in my writing life, in my mentoring life, in my podcasting life, I consider what y’all have been most interested in learning from me. 1. how to…

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a warm Christmas Collection: recipes, traditions & music from our homeschool family

We homeschool families get to choose all our family’s routines and traditions, especially Chrismtas. Our personal stamp on Christmas for the last twenty years, our unique version of Christmas family traditions, was a unique combination of my husband’s family’s traditions, my family’s traditions, and random things we thought would be fun. Falling back on the…

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fresh from the homestead: raising meat birds for the homeschool family

Raising meat birds is a whole different experience than raising laying hens. From my history of purchasing chicken on styrofoam trays at suburban grocery stores to raising and processing meat birds, I share with you my experience.

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if you’re getting started homesteading in any home

Want to know if you’re cut out as a homesteader? These hints will help you determine if homesteading is for you: You roam the countryside gathering ideas for your ideal plot of land. You’ve got a raw plot of land and you can see what it’ll be…someday. You read and research chickens. You’ve got chickens,…

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top 5 summer activities for the homeschool family

I have a wonderland out my back door: a homestead homeschool. Perhaps one day I’ll want to take a summer vacation, but I can’t fathom I’ll need it. I’ve built a home on a mini-provincial park, tent, firepit, and river right next to my fully stocked home. I’ve got leisurely mornings with my cup of…

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fresh from the homeschool homestead: building my own fruit orchard

Not far from where I live, there was a large fruit orchard that existed along the same river I live beside. There are a lot of trees between there and here: douglas fir, spruce, hemlock, birch, pine, and cedar. I have a three-acre homestead on the edge of the Kootenay River that houses more coniferous…

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