Vacation Time: Stories of the Past Series

Vacation Time: Stories of the Past Series

Today, I wanted to take another stroll down memory lane and share with you another story from my past of living this country life. This will go to show just how close a family had to be during this time. When I was just 6 years old, I remember a vacation we took to...
Dealing with Death on the Homestead

Dealing with Death on the Homestead

When it comes to living this country life, death is something you become all too familiar with, and not just the death of loved ones. The animals that we raise on a homestead quickly become like family, especially when you are forced to fulfil the parental role to a...
What Kids Learn on the Homestead

What Kids Learn on the Homestead

Living a simple country life is often looked down upon. Farmers, though they literally grow the food on our tables, are often frowned upon for their dirt and rough edges. You always here those in a small country town dreaming of one day living and moving to the big...
5 Ways to Reuse Household Items

5 Ways to Reuse Household Items

When it comes to living the country life, or beginning a homestead, one of the beliefs you quickly take on is that anything can be reused. Though that means that you often have to alter the way something is used, you will find that it makes life much easier. Plus, you...
Venison and Mushroom Gravy

Venison and Mushroom Gravy

One of the most highly favored meats on any table in the country is deer meat, and rightfully so. Venison is one of the richest and indulgent meats out there, holding a lot of nutrition and protein to help you get up and going. Its most common form was in jerky, being...
Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

If there’s on thing you don’t want to do after Thanksgiving it’s cook. You cooked most of the night and day on Thursday and then if you’re like more Americans, you went Black Friday shopping and didn’t get home until late Friday evening....
Fruit Cake Cookies

Fruit Cake Cookies

This recipe takes a Holiday staple to a whole new level. These cookies are sure to be a family favorite! Ingredients 1/2 Cup of Flour 1 Can Condensed Milk 1 1/3 cups Coconut Pinch of salt 4-8 oz can of Cherries 4-8 oz can of mixed fruit 2 cups Chopped Pecans...
We Put the Turkey in Turkey Day

We Put the Turkey in Turkey Day

In America, Thanksgiving is all about the turkey. And, rightfully so. I mean, who doesn’t love a moist, great tasting turkey. However, there’s no certainty that the turkey being served on Thanksgiving started with the pilgrims. Let’s look at what their meal might have...
History of Thanksgiving

History of Thanksgiving

As society so often does, the history behind the first Thanksgiving has been romanticized to the point that it seems more like a Hollywood motion picture than the history of a nation. In truth, there wasn’t anything pretty about it, nor the events which caused it to...