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Dandelion Lemon Cookies – Recipe

Dandelions are popping up everywhere right now!  If you are like us, we are itching to get out to collect them!  I will be sharing some of my favorite dandelion recipes with you this month.  First up are the cookies!  I cant always get my kids to eat my wild green creations or fritters, but I can count on  my kids to devour these.  The fresh lemon flavor tastes like warm weather!  These are best as soft cookies so be...

BECAUSE….

WHAT’S ONE MORE??? BABY #4 COMING THIS SPRING! I am so excited to welcome this baby Earthside and to add another member to our family…and who am  I kidding…another egg collector and weed picker 😉 I cant wait to keep you all in the loop on how things progress over the next few months. And can I just say?  THANK GOODNESS FOR NOT BEING PREGNANT AGAIN DURING THE SUMMER! Now, I need cake. pizza. chocolate milk. and ice cream. The...

Preserving Carrots from the Garden + Our Best Carrot Growing Tips

PRESERVING CARROTS: Freezing carrots are my most favorite way to save them for soups, pot pies, and stews for the fall and winter months. 1. Wash and scrub the carrots generously. I soak them in a sink bath and take a brush to scrub off all of the dirt. Children LOVE the busy work of washing carrots so let them in on the fun!  I do not peel them like some do as I find that method wastes a lot...

BITS + PIECES {SUMMER}

The veggies are rolling in faster than we can eat, the kids are outside until 9 each night, the lightening bugs are putting on a show we sit to watch on the porch in the evenings. The flowers are blooming, the animals are thriving, chicks are hatching under broody mamas. It is in fact a magical time to be on the homestead....

Cranberry + Pumpkin Seed Baked Oatmeal

I actually have lived my entire life hating oatmeal.  The texture was pretty much force fed down in the mornings of trying to boost my milk supply.  That is, until I started making this recipe.  I love it so much I usually cut the batch into bars and eat them trhough out the day.  It is DELICIOUS! Ingredients: 3 cups Gluten Free Rolled Oats (we love Bob’s! 1 cup Organic Coconut Sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons aluminum free...

Spring

You know its spring on the homestead when… Your table looks like this… There are diapers on the line… The yard is covered in wishing weeds… Shoes are optional…for all ages 😉 Theres something other than weeds in the garden… You are greeted with dew drop covered wheatgrass in the mornings… Your sink is filled with wild harvested greens… and tiny humans…   The bees are busy buzzing… babies are being born… Goats are busy (and happy) snacking on all...