Learning to Let Go of Perfection

Learning to Let Go of Perfection | “Simple living stress syndrome” is a phenomenon I discovered shortly after our transition into a simple life -- and it's triggered by unnecessary "noise". To let go and reduce the noise, I focused on three homestead zones -- the garden, the kitchen, and the home -- where I looked for ways to reduce the noise and the stress. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

“Simple living stress syndrome” is a phenomenon I discovered shortly after our transition into a simple life — and it’s triggered by unnecessary “noise”. To let go and reduce the noise, I focused on three homestead zones — the garden, the kitchen, and the home — where I looked for ways to reduce the noise and the stress. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot: The Four Rs of Conservation

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot | “The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.” --Wendell Berry. Just like everything else, it’s a journey beginning at your own front door. Here are a few ideas to help you Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot in your own home, neighborhood, and town. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.” –Wendell Berry. Just like everything else, it’s a journey beginning at your own front door. Here are a few ideas to help you Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot in your own home, neighborhood, and town. [by Lee Burdett]

Homesteading is a Leap of Faith

How Homesteading is a Leap of Faith | Three years ago we moved to the country with little, if any, experience in country living. While our country home was being built, we spent a significant amount of time reading up on necessary skills. Months later, when the moving van pulled into the gravel driveway, we thought we knew what lay ahead. We had no idea. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Three years ago we moved to the country with little, if any, experience in country living. While our country home was being built, we spent a significant amount of time reading up on necessary skills. Months later, when the moving van pulled into the gravel driveway, we thought we knew what lay ahead. We had no idea. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Raw Milk Q & A

Raw Milk Q&A | Switching to raw milk is a good starting place for many newly health-conscious families. I went to one raw milk-producing family farm, Fall Creek Farms in TN, to ask important questions: Is it safe? Is it from a good source? How long does it last? Why is it more expensive? and more! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Switching to raw milk is a good starting place for many newly health-conscious families. I went to one raw milk-producing family farm, Fall Creek Farms in TN, to ask important questions: Is it safe? Is it from a good source? How long does it last? Why is it more expensive? and more! [by Lee Burdett]

Building the Home on our Homestead: Our Experience

This month marks three years since we purchased our land and built a simple farmhouse. I want to share what we learned, what we love about our home, and what we wish we had done differently. Imagine yourself dropping by for a visit and a cup of tea. Don't mind the dogs -- they are friendly -- and please overlook the mess. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

This month marks three years since we purchased our land and built a simple farmhouse. I want to share what we learned, what we love about our home, and what we wish we had done differently. Imagine yourself dropping by for a visit and a cup of tea. Don’t mind the dogs — they are friendly — and please overlook the mess. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Homesteading with Purpose: Making a Home Wherever You Are

Have you dreamed of living off the land, but find yourself trapped where you are? Are you impatient with your journey or feel like it's never going to happen? Are you already on a homestead, but feel overwhelmed at what needs to be done? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, this post is for you -- straight from my heart to yours. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Have you dreamed of living off the land, but find yourself trapped where you are? Are you impatient with your journey or feel like it’s never going to happen? Are you already on a homestead, but feel overwhelmed at what needs to be done? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this post is for you — straight from my heart to yours. [by Kresha Faber]