Perhaps the most difficult part of this journey is learning to do differentiate between wants and needs. I mean, don’t we need the newest cell phone to stay connected? Don’t we need a new vehicle every few years to stay safe and save on gas and maintenance? Aren’t new clothes every season a must, especially […]
A leaky propane tank can be expensive (and dangerous!) Learn the simple method for checking for and locating leaks.
One of the unique things about Homestead Abundance is that it doesn’t come half-heartedly into your life and into your home. When it comes, it pours in like a flood. It’s overwhelming. It’s raw. And to take full advantage of it you need to prepare ahead, make time, and roll up your sleeves to get […]
Be saving, but not at the cost of all liberality. Have the soul of a king and the hand of a wise economist. ~ Joseph Joubert
What a combination, right? Are you here just out to see where I am headed with this one?? Well in our northern Idaho wilderness home all three are essential! We truly make EVERYTHING from scratch. I make all our condiments, desserts, snacks, power bars, cereals, breads, crackers, graham crackers, tortillas, nachos, meals, you name it… […]
I have a terrible confession to make: every winter since we moved here has caught me with not enough firewood on hand to last through the cold. But listen up, world: “Ain’t gonna happen again! Woo hoo!” Read on after the jump (it’ll be cathartic for me, really), and scroll to the bottom for a […]