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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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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fresh from the homestead: fruit orchard

Not far from where I live, a fruit orchard lived for many years along the river. There are a lot of trees between there and here. I have a three acre space on the edge of the Kootenay River that houses more coniferous trees than I’ll ever need to heat a house for a lifetime.…

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Sourdough Baking

Have you dabbled in breadmaking? Seems like I’ve seen a few more sourdough loaves in my Instagram feed these last couple months. A few years ago, I decided if I wanted to practice any homesteady skill, it was bread making. But the things that look the easiest, usually are the most difficult. (Pie crust making…

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