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I’m very excited! For the past several months I’ve felt the need to branch out a bit in my sharing. When I started this site, almost four and a half years ago, my desire was to share our journey toward real food without changing our food budget.

As time went on we [...]

Staying Focused on Preparedness

Staying Focused on Preparedness

It’s easy to get distracted when there is a large task to be completed. Preparedness is one of those tasks for me. Mainly because it’s a task that in many ways has no end.

We first realized that we were woefully unprepared for things like natural disasters several years ago when a major storm [...]

Menu Week of March 23

Eggs

We’re celebrating! With the longer days the chickens and ducks have started laying again. We’re getting between 10 and 12 eggs a day which means I’ll be planning meals using eggs. After this long winter of almost no eggs, we’re pretty excited.

This week I’m trying lentils. I started an elimination diet back in December [...]

SLT Update

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My Simple Lives Thursday co-host is on a short term mission trip. We’ll be back with Simple Lives Thursday soon.

Read all about Diana’s mission trip here.

Spring Cleaning and Decluttering

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It’s hard to believe that just five years ago we lived in a 23 foot tow behind camp trailer. The bulk of what we owned was contained within the camp trailer with a few straggling totes setting underneath and the ‘big’ stuff stored in a 10 x 12 rental unit. When we [...]

Menu Week of March 16

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We’ve had a wonderful weekend visiting with my daughter that lives in Oregon and her fiance. The arrived mid-day on Saturday and left mid-day on Monday (which is part of the reason I’m late getting this menu together). I was able to meet Aaron, Sierra’s guy, last month when I was in Oregon but this [...]

Simple Lives Thursday #188

Simple Lives

Welcome back to Simple Lives Thursday! Each week we enjoy reading through all of the wonderful tips, ideas and recipes for simple living. If you are new here, Hello! And enjoy the Simple Lives Thursday blog hop.

This hop is dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” So [...]

20 Acre Homestead Journal: From Picnic Shelter to ?

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Most of this post was originally on my short lived homesteading blog in the form of two separate posts. The post shares our plans to build what started off as a simple picnic shelter, a place to find shade and get out of the wind in the high desert of our new 20 [...]

Menu Week of March 9

Salad Dressing

How are you doing with the time change? Springing forward an hour doesn’t seem like it should be a big deal but in some ways it is. We were starting to enjoy daylight coming earlier and doing morning chores in the light. This week Joe is working an earlier shift due to spring break for [...]

Simple Lives Thursday #187

Simple Lives

Welcome back to Simple Lives Thursday! Each week we enjoy reading through all of the wonderful tips, ideas and recipes for simple living. If you are new here, Hello! And enjoy the Simple Lives Thursday blog hop.

This hop is dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” So [...]

Favorite Less Beef Meals

Enchilada Casserole

The cost of beef is going up. I’ve read a few different articles that peg the increase anywhere from 4% to 10% and this is a following a record increase of 5% in 2013! When I was in Oregon last week I bought beef at Trader Joe’s I was shocked at the prices. Almost [...]

Menu Week of March 2

Greens from the Garden

I’m happy to be home after working last week in Oregon. I got home just in time for a snow storm/small blizzard. Usually when the wind comes up it comes from the southwest so we have our animal shelters situated to avoid the snow blowing from that direction. This storm had snow coming from all [...]

Simple Lives Thursday #186

Simple Lives

Welcome back to Simple Lives Thursday! Each week we enjoy reading through all of the wonderful tips, ideas and recipes for simple living. If you are new here, Hello! And enjoy the Simple Lives Thursday blog hop.

This hop is dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” So [...]

Menu Week of February 23 – Working out of Town

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This week I’m working in Oregon for my twice yearly audit that I do with them. I flew into Oregon on Saturday and spent the weekend with my daughter (she lives outside of Portland). On Sunday she brought me to the shop and we stopped at Trader Joe’s so I could pick up food for [...]

Simple Lives Thursday #185

Simple Lives

Welcome back to Simple Lives Thursday! Each week we enjoy reading through all of the wonderful tips, ideas and recipes for simple living. If you are new here, Hello! And enjoy the Simple Lives Thursday blog hop.

This hop is dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” So [...]

Hi and Welcome! I'm so happy that you have found your way here. I hope that you will find useful information in your real food journey. Our real food journey has changed over the years to include a small two acre farm with a larger 20 acre farm in our future. I'm excited to share our busy, and sometimes crazy, adventures as we learn new things. We're also working hard to be completely debt free so you'll find information on finances and general frugality along with various family adventures plus the occasional 'odd' category depending on what's going on in our world. Thanks for joining along! ~ Millie

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