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Christine Pleiman
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Rendering Lard
I remember mom and dad rendering lard or more accurately, I remember the piggy smell and the green, plastic colander that melted.  I remember the super flakey pie crust that my mom would make with that lard, yum! When we bought a pig this spring we decided ...
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Mama's Magic Salve
I love to make things for my family, especially things that are cheaper, yet superior, to items that you would buy at the store.  One of these things is a wonderful healing salve.  It has plantain, comfrey, St. John's wort and calendula, along with olive oi...
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Fireside Goodies
I have been thinking about camping trips for the fall - subjects for future posts - and have really been missing camping.  I think my favorite time of day when camping might be at night when the family and friends gather around the campfire.  It is always s...
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Prepping 2014
Along with everything else, I'm also working on being more prepared for emergencies here on the homestead, so I thought I would bring you along for the ride as well! Now our family is working really hard to get out of debt - long story for another day - so ...
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Finally got some creative juices flowing.  What have you been up to?
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Simplicity
I am finding that the simple life isn't as easily attainable as I originally thought.  It seems like one step forward and two steps back.  Here's my question; Can we back away from technology without a major reset?  I find myself getting caught up with all ...
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