How to Remove Clothing Stains Naturally & Simple Saturday

 Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to be […]


Meet the Family, Again. :)

Meet the Family, 2014

I was looking through some older blog posts and realized that the last time I introduced my family to you was almost 2 years ago. They’ve grown bit so I wanted to share an update with you. Snowdrop is 13 now and growing into such a capable young lady. She was a big part of inspiring […]


How To Prevent Your Beehive from Bee-ing Robbed

Bees are industrious little workers and amazing little creatures. They are efficient and busy. Sometimes they’ll decide it’s more efficient to find a smaller nearby hive and rob the already made honey from them and use it for their own winter stores. I promise when that happens you’ll want to mount motion sensing water canons […]

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Simple French Onion Soup

I really love French Onion Soup, especially this one! I am not a raw onion fan. There are very few foods I avoid, but that’s one of them. However, I am a REALLY big fan of caramelized or grilled onions. And French Onion Soup is one of my all time favorites. I’ve had a hard time finding […]

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How To Make Cultured Mushrooms

I never expected a ferment to catch my attention like these cultured mushrooms did. I like sauerkraut and kimchi, cultured garlic and of course cultured drinks. But the first bite I ever had of cultured mushrooms and I knew I had to find a way to make these on a regular basis. I instantly thought […]

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Hibiscus Soda from Ginger Bug

Hibiscus soda? Cultured drink, good for you, tasty too? Yep! Not only all that- it’s super easy! Hibiscus Soda Hibiscus Tea- I used 6 tablespoons of hibiscus for a gallon of water 1/2 cup organic sugar 1/3-1/2 cup of active ginger bug (learn how to make it here) Make the hibiscus tea by heating water, dissolve […]

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Super Easy Chili

The title of this post really does say it all… Easy chili, cooks up fast, real food ingredients, gluten and grain free, freezes well, cans well. It’s a winner all around! This has been a winner in my family for almost 13 years! What’s your favorite way to serve chili? How about your favorite topping? […]

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Second Ferments

If you have never tried doing a second ferments with your cultured drinks, you are missing out! It is a whole new world of tastes limited only by your imagination! I will explain the most basic basics to you and give you a few ideas… Then it’ll be up to you to try all the […]

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Essential Oils for Respiratory Health

A guest post from Laura about essential oils for respiratory health. Essential Oils for Respiratory Health Many essential oils can be used to promote a healthy respiratory system. Today I would like to spotlight just a few that I like to use and that I find are easy to use at home. These are, of […]

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Solar Oven Placement

The sun is getting higher and higher in the sky and solar oven cooking gets more and more convenient. When it gets warm outside I LOVE to use my solar oven so I can keep the cooking heat out of the kitchen and use the free heat of the sun! One of the challenges I […]

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