Ever Growing Farm Tour – July 2014

Ever Growing Farm Tour – July 2014

OK, right off the bat, this is super late getting posted and I know it! The beginning of the month exploded on me with a last minute trip to visit family in Missouri that wasn't planned until late June! So, while I was able to record our Farm Tour for July the morning we hopped on a plane (July 3rd),…
Local Perspective – Local Food Ethics

Local Perspective – Local Food Ethics

Welcome to our final installment of the Local Perspective series! This series has been such an inspiration to me, as I hope it's been for you! Our final piece is brought to us by Tatiana of Mama Philosopher, who I hope you are all familiar with through her Books Worth Reading post that started us off in April and her…
Local Bite Mini Challenge – Make a Plan

Local Bite Mini Challenge – Make a Plan

Welcome to Week 14 of our Local Bite Challenge and our 14th Mini Challenge!  Can you believe we've intentionally eaten as locally as possible for almost 100 days?! We've eaten one local item that was new to us, sown some seeds, prepared one fully local meal, and enjoyed Restaurant Week! We've researched U Pick Farms, swapped one non-food item, investigated local Community Supported Agriculture opportunities, and looked…
Titan Ready Water Giveaway

Titan Ready Water Giveaway

As you, my faithful readers know, I belong to a couple of blogging groups that help me put together some fantastic giveaways for you on a pretty regular basis!  Sometimes the focus is homestead or urban farming related, sometimes the focus is emergency preparedness related.  The Prepared Bloggers group, which is working together to hold this giveaway, focuses on emergency…
Excess Eggs? Freeze ‘em Up!

Excess Eggs? Freeze ‘em Up!

At the height of summer, when the chickens are laying well and providing an abundance of eggs, I often find that we have way too many eggs hanging around waiting to be eaten. Now, we have friends and family who will take a dozen here and there, and we have one friend who purchases a few dozen every few weeks,…
Local Perspective – Alok Appadurai

Local Perspective – Alok Appadurai

I am honored to introduce you all to Alok Appadurai as our Local Perspective today!  Alok and his Partner Jade are to founders of Fed By Threads, a clothing company based in Arizona , are strong advocates for all things local and sustainable.  Through their company and their daily lives, they truly strive to be the change they wish to…
Local Bite Mini Challenge ::: Week Thirteen ::: Preserve

Local Bite Mini Challenge ::: Week Thirteen ::: Preserve

Welcome to our Thirteenth Local Bite Mini Challenge! Can you believe that it's already been 13 weeks?!  How are you doing with your personal challenge to  increase your local eating habits?  Are you feeling great?  Confident in your ability to eat locally on a regular basis?  I sure hope so and know I am! Speaking of which, onto this weeks challenge!…
Survival Weekly Scavenger Hunt!

Survival Weekly Scavenger Hunt!

I am very excited to participate in (and offer you) a brand new (and very fun) challenge: The Survival Weekly Scavenger Hunt I have teamed up with several bloggers to put together what promises to be a fun little contest. Here’s how it works: Those of us participating have hidden special images on our individual sites. Your job is to…
This Moment – Carrots

This Moment – Carrots

{this moment} A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see. xoxo, M
Local Perspective – The Browning Homestead

Local Perspective – The Browning Homestead

Please join me in welcoming Ashley from The Browning Homestead as our Local Perspective today! Ashley lives in Montana on a gorgeous homestead and while I'm not sure I could handle the winters, her summer pictures have been reinforcing the pull I've been feeling to literally move to greener pastures! Ashley, is a strong woman who regularly inspires me just…