Monthly Archives: July 2011

Making Your Lil’ Suburban Homestead Your New Hobby

I have to say with the many different directions my family heads in sometimes the last thing we thing about is making our home a harmonious place to reside in. During the school year since I only work 10 months … Continue reading

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Bedroom Make Over For A Teen Guy

Well I am working on a “redo” on my son’s bedroom this summer. He is going to be starting high school this fall, the great thing about re-decorating your son’s bedroom is he absolutely does not care what I do … Continue reading

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Amy made it cool to be a “Tightwad”

      The Tightwad Gazette is a must have for every person who is practicing frugality, wanting to live a little greener,  someone who seeks some creative resources.  It is truly the Frugalite’s bible.  I owned my first set back … Continue reading

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I truly “Relish” Relish…

Relish is easy to make, very versatile and definitely has found its way into my pantry as a matter of fact it is a must for mine. I typically don’t have to buy a lot of relish out because I … Continue reading

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The Versatile Fig

I have spent a couple days this past week drying and canning figs and I have to say this was my first year working with them and it will surely not be my last.  Figs just may be the most … Continue reading

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A night out with the ladies…

Thirsty Bees (Click on the the picture above to view movie)      Most evenings I will check on the hives after dark with a flashlight. Shining the light on the hives usually does not seem to bother them. The … Continue reading

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As The Chicken Coop Turns…

My fellow backyard chicken enthusiast friends will appreciate this story.  Because of our busy schedules my husband and I check on our chickens/chicks in the morning and in the evening especially when we are working.  So last night I thought … Continue reading

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It’s Tomato Time!

I have to say it has been a busy this summer and while I love canning I am torn between doing so many different activities and I have to say sometimes we have to have to remember to stay the … Continue reading

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The Gals Won’t Want To Fly This Coop and it only cost $60!

The Coop Brownstone The big day finally came and yesterday my son Noah and I drove the entire 10 minutes to go to a fellow Back Yard chicken keepers home and pick up our new chickens!  She had ordered some … Continue reading

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What’s for Sunday Supper? Leg of Lamb

It was very good Rachael Ray’s Parchment Leg of Lamb recipe……I used a Trader Joe’s Leg of Lamb with the pop up timer..it turned out tender and wonderful and the flavors were amazing!   I did modify her recipe slightly … Continue reading

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