Home Well Water Testing Kits for Family Fun and Safety

Have you ever wondered about home well water testing kits and whether or not you should test your water? We live in the country and our water supply comes from a well. We read about the importance of having our water tested each spring. But, I’ve always wondered exactly how to test our water and […]

Emergency Preparedness Food Storage List | Reducing Food Waste

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Preparing for Unemployment

This post on preparing for unemployment has been sponsored Years ago, when Marty and I were first married, he lost his job when a local manufacturing plant downsized.  All of a sudden, the two income salary we were used to living on was cut in half. Sure, he received unemployment benefits but they are never […]

How to Make a Bucket List – Homestead Style

I’ve seen a lot of bucket lists from friends and family.  Many of them have wishes like traveling to far off places, jumping out of an airplane or meeting famous people.  I’ve had a bucket list for a few years now but my bucket list doesn’t look anything like the ones that I’ve seen.   […]

Homemade Flu Remedies – Flu Survival Tea

It’s definitely cold and flu season here in Vermont.  Everyone we know seems to have the sniffles or some other form of the flu.  I don’t generally run for traditional medication every time I feel a bit off.  I believe that there are herbal remedies for most illnesses.  After all, our ancestors couldn’t run to […]

Bug Out Bag Essentials and Why You Need One

This post contains affiliate links. My husband and I like to be prepared for emergencies. We’re what is referred to as “preppers.”  A prepper is someone who is preparing for severe weather, social or political unrest, or simply a job loss.  Preppers believe that becoming self reliant is one step toward being prepared for emergencies. […]

The Good Life Lab by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne

This post on The Good Life Lab was made possible by a product provided for review. This post contains affiliate links.  All opinions are mine and mine alone. One of the first books that I read, that inspired my quest to lead a more self sufficient life was The Good Life by Helen and Scott Nearing. […]

A Look Inside the Chicken Coop

I have been working on my photography skills and trying to learn how to shoot in manual.  I really wanted to get a picture of our rooster and chickens to show you.  Unfortunately, it was pouring outside and they refused to come outside in the rain to be photographed. Not to be outdone, I decided […]

How I Would Prep With A Million Dollars

This post on how I would prep with a million dollars is sponsored by Publishers Clearing House.  Special thanks to Publishers Clearing House for sponsoring today’s discussion.  All opinions are mine and mine alone. Marty and I are what is commonly referred to as “preppers”.   What that means is that we believe in being prepared […]

Magellan eXplorist GC Geocaching

This Magellan eXplorist GC post has been made possible by an item provided for review.  This post may contain affiliate links.  All opinions are mine and mine alone. When I grew up, I spent a lot of time daydreaming.  Most of the time I was a princess.  But, every now and then, I would imagine […]