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Slow Cooker Applesauce

Ok, I could have sworn I published this recipe last fall!!  I really think I did!  But when I went to look for it, it was nowhere to be found.  So alas, applesauce.  Warm, cinnamon-y, comfort food-y slow cooker applesauce. The photos are from this past fall - and I am not at all wishing summer away,… Continue reading Slow Cooker Applesauce

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Balsamic Reduction Beef Stew

Hello!  Here's a blog post about stew in July! Because look, I know its summer and hot and not stewy weather, but the garden be poppin' and we just got our new beef in so I had to!! I typically make this with a red wine reception but I've been having wine parties every week… Continue reading Balsamic Reduction Beef Stew

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Chicken Coop 101

Let me just say - although I love all things old, restoration, and fixer upper, my vision for the little woodshed behind our house was not always: fabulous shabby chic chicken coop.....but more like: how mad would Big John be on a scale of one to excommunication if I lit a match and burned her… Continue reading Chicken Coop 101

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DIY Raised Bed Garden/Chicken Coop Combo

Gardening season is upon us!  And honestly, after we finished building the house this past October I was so exhausted and just done that I planned on waiting until 2019 to do any big homestead, farmy projects like acquiring animals or gardening.  We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps {Proverbs 16:9},… Continue reading DIY Raised Bed Garden/Chicken Coop Combo

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Raising Baby Chicks – The first Two Weeks

I've lived in rural Missouri my whole life, but I've never raised or cared for an animal other than my beloved grumpy cat doppelgänger Poopsie who disappeared or spontaneously combusted or was abducted by the neighbor in 2016. So needless to say I have no idea what I'm doing - but hey, I've managed to… Continue reading Raising Baby Chicks – The first Two Weeks