Cast Iron Cornbread

I may live in the south, but I’m still a Yankee when it comes to cornbread. I like mine sweet and moist with lots of butter. While this recipe could be made in a 9″ x 9″ baking dish, it really is best in a 10.25″ cast iron skillet. The skillet gives it that nice crispy edge that makes this the m…

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Why Every Rural Homestead Should Have a Pig


I’ll admit, I had my reservations about raising pigs. Being a country girl from rural Ohio, I’ve grown up around hog farms. My uncle was a hog farmer for most of my life. My brother even raised a couple hogs for 4-H one year. The only things I really cared to know about pigs were that they destroy…

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Homestead Blog Hop #84


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Sometimes you just need a break. I’ve been feeling so overwhelmed with life lately, so I was a little unsure about taking a week off from everything to spend time with family. I hated leaving Hubby to take care of everything while the kids and I checked in to a …

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Incorporating Little Passports into Our Homeschool Curriculum

For homeschooling families, May is generally the month that we start to look forward and plan for the next school year. It’s the time to evaluate curriculums, attend homeschooling conventions, talk to more experienced homeschooling families, and do a lot of soul searching. It’s when we figure ou…

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Homestead Blog Hop #83


Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!
Just a very quick note because I have family visiting this week. Really hasn’t been much going on around here. One of my broody Barnevelder hens did hatch out 3 little chicks. They’re doing well in their own private condo. My 26 year old horse also had her tooth…

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