Country Mouse v. City Mouse

Country Mouse v. City Mouse | Do you remember the fable, The City Mouse and The Country Mouse? The country mouse leaves the country to visit his cousin in the city and becomes enamored by the luxuries of city life but eventually he finds that they come at a dangerous price. The city cousin visits the country cousin's home as well, but he dislikes the simplicity and boredom. I confess that life in the country is infinitely more simple, but I do not find it boring -- not with the chores. ;) | GNOWFGLINS.com

Do you remember the fable, The City Mouse and The Country Mouse? The country mouse leaves the country to visit his cousin in the city and becomes enamored by the luxuries of city life but eventually he finds that they come at a dangerous price. The city cousin visits the country cousin’s home as well, but he dislikes the simplicity and boredom. I confess that life in the country is infinitely more simple, but I do not find it boring — not with the chores. ;) [by Tracey Vierra]

Nanny Goat Acres

Nanny Goat Acres | Today you get to meet Cindy, Colin, and their four children. They are farming and homesteading on over 1000 acres in Canada raising cattle, goats, chickens, turkeys, horses and more. | GNOWFGLINS.com

We’re heading down home… to your farms! Urban, suburban, or rural — whatever you’re growing and doing, we want to see it. Today you get to meet Cindy, Colin, and their four children. They are farming and homesteading on over 1000 acres in Canada raising cattle, goats, chickens, turkeys, horses and more. [by Wardee Harmon]

The Hope in Homesteading, Part 2: What Fruit Will You Bear?

The Hope in Homesteading, Part 2: What Fruit Will You Bear? | How do we work in a way that brings glory to God? How does our work bring glory to God? Does our work focus the glory on God, or on ourselves? I don’t want my words to be empty sayings -- words and phrases that sound good and Christian but aren’t very clear. I’ve pondered his questions for many nights and this is my attempt to answer them. | GNOWFGLINS.com

How do we work in a way that brings glory to God? How does our work bring glory to God? Does our work focus the glory on God, or on ourselves? I don’t want my words to be empty sayings — words and phrases that sound good and Christian but aren’t very clear. I’ve pondered these questions for many nights and this is my attempt to answer them. [by Tracey Vierra]

7 Strategies to Improve Mealtime Contentment

7 Strategies to Improve Mealtime Contentment | This happened in a bad kinda way at our place. Our kids -- who have never been subject to frozen fish sticks or to a gelatinous mass of Wonder Bread -- had become food critics. I'm watching some major improvements take place; were having a real turn around. From one parent to another, I realized that I need to share my theories with you as to how it is getting better, just in case you have experienced this, too. | GNOWFGLINS.com

This happened in a bad kinda way at our place. Our kids — who have never been subject to frozen fish sticks or to a gelatinous mass of Wonder Bread — had become food critics. I’m watching some major improvements take place; were having a real turn around. From one parent to another, I realized that I need to share my theories with you as to how it is getting better, just in case you have experienced this, too. [by Chaya Foedus]

The Hope in Homesteading, Part 1: Why Do We Do It?

The Hope in Homesteading | What is the purpose of homesteading? Why do we do it? Teaching our children to milk cows, plant a garden, whittle, weld, sew, cook, and appreciate good literature and poetry are all wonderful and essential skills, but if they aren't done for the glory of God, our kids will miss the lasting and true joy of God in their lives. Work without the end in mind will ultimately be work in vain. To God, and God alone, be the glory in all things. | GNOWFGLINS.com

What is the purpose of homesteading? Why do we do it? Teaching our children to milk cows, plant a garden, whittle, weld, sew, cook, and appreciate good literature and poetry are all wonderful and essential skills, but if they aren’t done for the glory of God, our kids will miss the lasting and true joy of God in their lives. Work without the end in mind will ultimately be work in vain. To God, and God alone, be the glory in all things. [by Tracey Vierra]

KYF #074: 52-Week Plan to Get Prepared

KYF #074: Countdown to Preparedness 52-Week Plan | One week at a time, you can prepare for any kind of disaster -- whether job loss, illness, or something more widespread. That's the whole point of survival expert Jim Cobb's new book. In "Countdown to Preparedness", he shares a 52-week plan that will help you gather food and water, stock emergency supplies, create a bug-out plan, and much more. Get to know Jim through the links and information in this post, and of course through this podcast. Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/74

One week at a time, you can prepare for any kind of disaster — whether job loss, illness, or something more widespread. That’s the whole point of survival expert Jim Cobb’s new book. In “Countdown to Preparedness”, he shares a 52-week plan that will help you gather food and water, stock emergency supplies, create a bug-out plan, and much more. Get to know Jim through the links and information in this post, and of course through this podcast. Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

Garden DIY: Make a Butterfly Feeder + a DIY Garden Project Round-up

Garden DIY Butterfly Feeder | This simple DIY butterfly feeder makes a wonderful addition to any garden or flower bed. Records show that the numbers of butterflies, bees, and other pollinators are declining, so they really need our help! This simple feeder, made from a mason jar, some twine, and a piece of sponge, will help attract these friendly insects to your garden and give them a place to refuel. It's a win-win! | GNOWFGLINS.com

This simple DIY butterfly feeder makes a wonderful addition to any garden or flower bed. Records show that the numbers of butterflies, bees, and other pollinators are declining, so they really need our help! This simple feeder, made from a mason jar, some twine, and a piece of sponge, will help attract these friendly insects to your garden and give them a place to refuel. It’s a win-win! [by Lindsey Proctor]