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Sap To Syrup: 5 Things We Learned

Sap To Syrup: 5 Things We Learned

The idea to tap maple trees came a little late in the season last spring of 2019. I remember when my husband, Jared, presented this idea in March. He explained we’d be crazy not to do it considering maple trees dot our property line and adjacent land. He is the “make...

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Einkorn Dutch Baby Pancake

Einkorn Dutch Baby Pancake

Buttery, heirloom Einkorn takes this Dutch Baby Pancake to the next level. Fluffy, rich, and nutty makes for a delicious breakfast or brunch! I don’t know about you but we love to change things up with our breakfast routine.  We love all things breakfast from...

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Are Meat Rabbits Right For Your Homestead?

Are Meat Rabbits Right For Your Homestead?

One of the biggest reasons we chose to homestead was to be able to grow and raise our own food.  We want to know where our food comes from, how it is produced, and in the case of animals, how those animals were treated.  Not every homesteader has the ability or the...

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Spring Planting In Northern Michigan

Spring Planting In Northern Michigan

Planning, Prepping, PlantingPlanning This week Zac’s Grandmother shared with us a 1988 Stokes Seeds catalog which had belonged to his Grandfather. The seed catalog is dated the same year that we were born.    It’s almost like a time machine to take us back to what it...

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A Homesteader’s Valentine’s Day

A Homesteader’s Valentine’s Day

The most romantic day of the year is upon us: Valentine’s Day. Some folks like traditional Valentine's Day gifts like chocolates and bouquets of flowers and there are some who want to keep it practical.  We hope that this article inspires a meeting in the middle;...

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Happy Birthday Michigan!

Happy Birthday Michigan!

Did you know that Michigan is home to over 450 native bee species?  And that they provide a vital source of pollination for our agricultural crops and wildflowers. The honey bee however, isn’t native to Michigan. They were first introduced to the United States in...

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Seed Saving

Seed Saving

The world of modern homesteading is growing so much, and while there are a million different reasons that we’re all getting into this game, I think a common thread is self-sufficiency!  At the point of starting plants from seed and growing your own food, it’s hard to...

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Rosehip

Rosehip

There is no greater piece of mind on a cold winter’s evening than knowing your kids are healthy and will be attending school the next day. Am I right, mamas? You know that dreaded whimper of a sick kid in the middle of the night? It makes you sit straight up in bed. I...

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Sourdough Pretzel Bread Bowls

Sourdough Pretzel Bread Bowls

Most of us think of January as a fresh beginning, a month full of hope and new resolutions.  But did you know that it is also National Soup Month? And as it should be considering here in Michigan there is plenty of winter to go after the first of the year. With winter...

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Homesteaders of Michigan: The Beginning

Homesteaders of Michigan: The Beginning

In April of 2019, while spending the cold early spring days at home with my infant son, my husband and I were dreaming of transforming our property into a productive homestead. My husband and I had a goal of renovating an out-building into a chicken coop and building...

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