Warming Beef and Cabbage Soup

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We’re down to the last of our yearly grass-fed beef. All the ground beef is gone — long gone — so I’m finding ways to cook the odds and ends in the freezer: stew meat, tri-tip, some gorgeous grass-fed steaks, and various roasts. Necessity is the mother of invention, they say, and I would agree. I’ve had a fun time learning and getting better at cooking grass-fed meat. In this post, I share the warming and flavorful beef and cabbage soup we enjoyed last night.

Our Experience with Newborn Chiropractic Care

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I gave birth to my son C., my third child, at home in 1999. He cried quite a bit, so we wondered if he might be in some kind of pain. He had several issues from birth, which made things all the more confusing. One of them was itchy eczema from head to toe (that’s another story for another day). But that seemed unrelated to a noticeable neck weakness. He couldn’t hold his head up straight, nor could he turn it side to side.

Simple Lives Thursday #89

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Please read the announcement at the beginning of this post. … Welcome to Simple Lives Thursday, a blog hop dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” So many topics fit: Gardening, raising animals, cooking from scratch, real food, natural cleaners, sewing, recycling, thrifting, a mindset of simplicity, saving a buck… Come on in, check out the featured posts from last week’s submissions, visit posts shared this week, or add your own post to this blog hop.

Video: Coconut-Honey Candy for Easter

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We’re coming up on Easter, when we’re sure to be surrounded by heavily-sweetened, white-sugar laden, conventional treats. Here’s a whole food treat you can make instead! It is perhaps a wee bit on the sweet side, but that can be a good thing on a special occasion, I think. :) This post includes a video demonstration, plus the recipe in print.

Anyone Can Homestead: An eBook Giveaway

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Anyone can homestead. Even you. You might live in an apartment in a city. Your homeowners’ association might not allow you to keep backyard chickens or goats. None of that need stop you. We’re giving away three copies of “Your Custom Homestead” — and eBook that can help you make your homesteading dreams come true!

Simple Lives Thursday #88

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Please read the announcement at the beginning of this post. … Welcome to Simple Lives Thursday, a blog hop dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” So many topics fit: Gardening, raising animals, cooking from scratch, real food, natural cleaners, sewing, recycling, thrifting, a mindset of simplicity, saving a buck… Come on in, check out the featured posts from last week’s submissions, visit posts shared this week, or add your own post to this blog hop.

Grain Mill + Berries Winners

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Ready to hear who won the grain mills in the recent drawings? Last week, a blessed someone won a WonderMill from Millers Grain House, and today, I’m about to announce the winner of this prize package: a Nutrimill from Amazing Graze Farm General Store, 2# sprouted berries from JoshEWEa’s Garden, and 3# hard red wheat berries from Palouse Brand.

Simple Lives Thursday #87

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Please read the announcement at the beginning of this post. … Welcome to Simple Lives Thursday, a blog hop dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” So many topics fit: Gardening, raising animals, cooking from scratch, real food, natural cleaners, sewing, recycling, thrifting, a mindset of simplicity, saving a buck… Come on in, check out the featured posts from last week’s submissions, visit posts shared this week, or add your own post to this blog hop.