Gardening

The clouds have finally rolled back and the sun is shining brightly each day. I grabbed a chair this past weekend and sat in the middle of the yard. Curiosity was getting the best of me. There was so much going on in my neighborhood. Neighbors doing yard work. The sound of mowers humming said […]

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Dear Homemaker, Are you stressed trying to figure out how to get your home under control? I hear you. Sometimes I looked around my house as a young homemaker and wondered how things got so out of hand. When I was a little girl, I dreamed about getting married, becoming a mommy, and having my […]

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He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame. Proverbs 10:5 It is berry season! Let’s keep our daughters (and sons) busy making the most of the harvest season for berries. Jams and jellies are one of the easiest things to preserve.  Not […]

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1. Herbs are expensive. Growing them isn’t. Herbs produce a big harvest in small spaces and are mostly hardy plants which makes them ideal for younger gardeners. 2. Boredom prevention. Kids don’t need a lot a free time. It turns into wasted time quickly. Idle hands and all… 3. Their own space. Everyone needs a […]

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  Canning and freezing are a lot of work, but preserving your own food is one of the most satisfying homemaking task when it is finished. I love hearing those lids pop as they seal after a day of canning.  You may wonder if canning is worth all the hard work, I believe it is! […]

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There are so many skills I’d like to teach my daughters as I equip them to manage their own homes someday.  To the basics of cooking, cleaning, organizing, financial wisdom, simple sewing skills, and gardening, I would add health, nutrition, and natural and herbal remedies. A homemaker can save time and money by learning how […]

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Today we are sharing a sweet soul, Clara, from the Great Depression, showing us how her family saved money on their budget by making dandelion salad (yes, you can really eat it!). We love her videos because she always gives great insight into the Depression era and the poverty that existed back then, while also […]

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 Today we have a guest post by Susie of Our Simple Farm… As gardening is coming into full swing, this is a great time to work with our children and teach them the many aspects of gardening.  Soil conditioning is a very important teaching subject!  My children like to grow things, but they also have […]

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