Honey & Vanilla Bean Roasted Melon Seeds

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Yup, melon seeds. The gloppy, stringy mess that you scoop out with a spoon and throw away. We’re gunna eat it! Part of our journey into homesteading has been to increase our respect for where our food comes from. To utilize every part of the plant or animal and practice a no-waste lifestyle. Well, as […]

Dried Wild Violet Sprinkles

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I love these so much. I love everything about them. Straight from the earth, very easy to prepare- with no dehydrator or special equipment needed. Unless you consider a twist tie and a string as special equipment… Plus: no food dyes, no sugar, no additives, no gluten, no bad stuff at all. Heck, these even […]

How to Protect Yourself When Buying a Farm or Rural Property (or any property for that matter!)

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What we mean by “protect yourself” is: Make a good investment. Know what you are getting yourself into. Prepare so that there are no surprises down the road. Get exactly what you want from your dream property, farm, or homestead. We bought our first house this past October. The perfect country property with outbuildings, acreage, […]

The Scratch and Dent Store: A Bargain-Hunter’s Paradise!

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What you’ve heard is true. The stories, they’re all real. There are stores, deep in the country, heated by wood-fire and lighted by only the sun, where Amish girls in green dresses sing hymnals as they stock shelves full of dirt-cheap groceries. It’s small, I’d guess maybe 500 square feet with a handful of aisles. […]