Milkweed Pod Santa Ornaments {Handmade Gift}

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My parents planted a Christmas tree farm when I was just a young girl, so I grew up learning to make holiday decorations to sell for extra spending money at the tree farm. As a 16-year-old, I was a Christmas craft extraordinaire! And also a really big geek, but that’s a story for a different day. Evergreen Kissing Balls, […]

Handmade Gifts for the Chicken Keeper

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Our chickens are the heart of the homestead. Their entertainment value is priceless, and they provide the pinnacle of farm eats: fresh eggs. There’s nothing like ’em. So it’s no wonder we want to provide them with only the finest treats, decorate their coops with rusty stuff, and proclaim our love for them on our […]

Rustic, Buttered-Onion Deviled Eggs

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(gluten-free, paleo, grain-free, vegetarian) I think deviled eggs should always be described as rustic. Is there a food that is more homespun, wholesome, and natural than the egg? I think it would go against my morals to create fancy swirled deviled egg filling with a piping bag. Plus, that just takes too much time. Deviled eggs are already a […]

Cranberry Orange Mint Flavored Water

Cranberry Orange Mint Flavored Water Whole Fed Homestead

I love, love, love flavored water, or “fancy water” as I like to call it. There are a thousand different flavor combinations you can come up with, depending on what’s in season in your herb garden or at the store, but I always find myself coming back to this one. You don’t actually taste the […]

Homestead Gifts: Handmade Holiday Evergreen Kissing Ball

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I love a gift straight from the heart- and this Kissing Ball is just that. I grew up on a Christmas tree farm; the trees were planted when I was about four years old, and for many years- from middle school to college, every holiday season I stood out in the cold Wisconsin weather and sold Christmas […]