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. […]

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 […]

Wild Foraging And Preparedness

This post on wild foraging and preparedness has been inspired by a product provided for review.  This post may contain affiliate links.  All opinions are mine and mine alone. What will you do when zombies attack and the grocery store shelves are empty?   Imagine this scenario.  The stock market crashes and we have widespread […]

Financial Planning For Illness

This financial planning for illness post has been brought to you by Aflac. All opinions are mine and mine alone. Ten years ago, we were a typical two income family.  My husband worked full time in maintenance and I worked full time in an office. We were young and hadn’t really given much thought to […]

How To Make A Salad Garden for Fresh Spring Greens

Have you ever wondered about how to make a salad garden? One of my favorite things about the spring and summer is the fact that I get to eat more fresh garden salads.  Normally, produce in the grocery store is very expensive in Vermont.  Everything has to be transported to us due to our short […]

Container Gardening Vegetables

This post on container gardening vegetables has been brought to you by Home Depot.  All opinions are mine and mine alone. My husband and I have wanted to start container gardening vegetables this year.  In the past, we have had a traditional garden but the upkeep is starting to be more than we can handle. […]

Home Emergency Kits – Sewing Kit

Having home emergency kits is one way that you can be prepared for any situation.  When my Grandmother was a little girl, basic sewing skills were something that every girl and woman new. Each home had basic sewing supplies including a sewing kit for repairs and basic sewing.  My Grandmother sewed entire outfits, darned socks, […]

How To Clean A Woodstove

Learning how to clean a woodstove was one of the first things I had to do when we purchased our home.  While we have an oil fired furnace, we heat primarily with wood because it does a better job heating our home.  We have a chimney sweep come in every other year to clean the […]