Ten Things to Think About When Buying the Land for Your Homestead

While there are many things to consider when purchasing an acreage, here are ten important things that we learned (some the hard way) along the way. TraditionalCookingSchool.com

When we began to consider our move to the country, purchasing land was intimidating. Neither of us (my husband nor I) had made that kind of purchase before. While there are many things to consider when purchasing an acreage, here are ten important things that we learned (some the hard way) along the way. [by Jenny Cazzola]

How We Came Upon Traditional Foods

How We Came Upon Traditional Foods | I never imagined that a bottle of baby shampoo could change our lives. After the birth of our son (our first child), I read an article mentioning all the horrible chemicals it contained. And I cringed. So much questioning began. Traditional foods did not enter the picture right away. They came eventually, after other changes led the way. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

I never imagined that a bottle of baby shampoo could change our lives. After the birth of our son (our first child), I read an article mentioning all the horrible chemicals it contained. And I cringed. So much questioning began. Traditional foods did not enter the picture right away. They came eventually, after other changes led the way. [by Tracey Vierra]

KYF #097: Happy New Year

KYF #097: Happy New Year | In today's podcast, I'm sharing the highlights of 2014, and I talk about what I have in mind (Lord willing) for 2015, plus I share my "word" for 2015 and give you a printable of my favorite quote by Mother Theresa. But it doesn't stop there. No, this podcast requires your input, too! Plus, the tip of the week and the weekly listener question. | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/97

Happy New Year! In today’s podcast, I’m sharing the highlights of 2014, and I talk about what I have in mind (Lord willing) for 2015, plus I share my “word” for 2015 and give you a printable of my favorite quote by Mother Theresa. But it doesn’t stop there. No, this podcast requires your input, too! Plus, the tip of the week and the weekly listener question. [by Wardee Harmon]

Merry Christmas! {Video of YOU}

Merry Christmas! {plus video of YOU} | Merry Christmas and God bless you! We are grateful and thankful for YOU. For some weeks now, I've been collecting pictures of what Traditional Cooking School families around the world have been up to. And, tada! Here YOU are in this short video, growing and learning and blessing and being blessed. Thank you for sharing your lives with us. May your 2015 be as joyous as 2014, and rich with God's blessings. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Merry Christmas and God bless you! We are grateful and thankful for YOU. For some weeks now, I’ve been collecting pictures of what Traditional Cooking School families around the world have been up to. And, tada! Here YOU are in this short video, growing and learning and blessing and being blessed. Thank you for sharing your lives with us. May your 2015 be as joyous as 2014, and rich with God’s blessings. [by Wardee Harmon]

Gifts That Will Last

Gifts That Will Last | How many moments of blessing or gratitude have I missed by simply not looking? Busy-ness lends itself to fast-paced thoughtlessness. By not finding this balance, do I miss many gifts from the Lord that are right before my eyes? I think the balance is struck when we focus on what is lasting. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

How many moments of blessing or gratitude have I missed by simply not looking? Busy-ness lends itself to fast-paced thoughtlessness. By not finding this balance, do I miss many gifts from the Lord that are right before my eyes? I think the balance is struck when we focus on what is lasting. [by Tracey Vierra]

How to Start a Simple Advent Wreath Tradition

How to Start a Simple Advent Wreath Tradition | The sad truth is that Christmas can be the most stressful time of year. Shopping, baking, and social events take us away from each other as well as what should be the focus of the season: the birth of Christ and what He means to us. Follow these 3 simple steps to make the advent celebration a part of your holiday tradition. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

The sad truth is that Christmas can be the most stressful time of year. Shopping, baking, and social events take us away from each other as well as what should be the focus of the season: the birth of Christ and what He means to us. Honoring the advent season together as a family is one way to keep the season Christ-centered. Follow these 3 simple steps to make the advent celebration a part of your holiday tradition. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! | "Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving." --W.T. Purkiser. Today in the U.S., we celebrate Thanksgiving. You -- dear friends and family -- are a great blessing. We are thankful for your fellowship, your participation, your contributions, your trust, and your support. Happy Thanksgiving! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” –W.T. Purkiser. Today in the U.S., we celebrate Thanksgiving. We are thankful for you, our dear friends and family, for your fellowship, your participation, your contributions, your trust, and your support. God bless you! [by Wardee Harmon]