This old fashion chicken and dumplings in a crockpot recipe is perfect! Its ingredients are ones that any homemaker could make by visiting her farmyard, herb and vegetable garden.
For us it started with a list, a set of goals, and written down plan. Our list was pretty long in the beginning, but now many of the items have been checked off, and our dreams of living a voluntary simplistic life is taking shape.
This is just a peek into the cost of setting up a homestead. – We started with a blank piece of land that had no outbuilding or home already standing. The land had not been lived on or taking care of for over 20 years. The land was overgrown, in bad shape, and had no […]
I have a true frugal spirit, and I am always pushing the limits to make things last longer and to re-use things in unusual ways. I have caught myself standing at the garbage can having a conversation with myself about throwing something away. I usually end up leaving the item on the counter for 30 […]
I didn’t move to the South knowing how to make ice tea. If I wanted to feel like a true southern lady I had to learn quickly. I am sure I do not make tea like a true southerner, but my version of iced tea is my family’s favorite!
If you are looking for ways you can start being more self-sufficient here are ten very basic things you can do no matter where you live!