Wildfires are serious business here in the south. We had just moved to east Tennessee from the Adirondack Mountains in Northern New York before these wildfires hit. Gatlinburg is right down the road from us and we could see the smoke and smell it for weeks. The night the fires spread so quickly we had […]
I love making my own soap! Besides the well-known fact that commercially made “soaps” are filled with toxins that may contribute to cancers, estrogen/other hormone issues, and skin sensitivities, I just love the creativity of making my own SAFE soaps just the way I want! When you make your own soap, you get to decide […]
Think homesteading with a chronic illness is impossible? Think again! Here are three stories about living the homestead life while chronically ill.
There are many challenges that come with only having seasonal access to our property. Living life by the tides is one of them!
Finding out homestead was the easy part. Buying it, however, has been a challenge. Between the different financing options, working with an estate Judge, changing banks, and me taking time off to have a baby, things have been less than easy. If you’re looking, or in the process of buying your homestead, learn from our […]
Sunscreens/sunblocks–These are a pretty controversial topic when comes to knowing which ones are “good,” and which ones to completely avoid. Since I live in the desert Southwest where the sun is KILLER, sunscreen is a very important item to use if you are outside a lot. Now, I’ll be honest—I am NOT a fan of […]