Safe Classroom Snacks For Everyone

The school year is in full swing, and I’m trying to keep classroom snacks ready. With the holidays coming soon, I know that my children will be taking things in to share in the classroom.

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Chutney Season? Why Not!

There are more than four seasons in the life of a small homesteader. It is never just winter but rather seed catalog season,

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How I Found Lehman’s!

When new blogger Glynis was looking for a belt for her treadle machine years ago, the Amish ladies she asked recommended Lehman’s. It was the start of a long relationship!

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Feuerhand Lanterns from Germany in black, green, blue, yellow, red

“Bright” Idea: Storm Prep AND Adorable!

Made in Germany, Fueuerhand Lanterns are quite possibly the absolute cutest emergency supply ever. At just 10.5″ inches high, with a 5 1/4″ inch diameter fuel tank, I love that these little darlings fit anywhere.

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Fall’s Deep Cleaning Solution

One of the best cleaning “solutions” I use is one that my grandmother and my mother taught me: a solution of water, vinegar, and baking soda. It’s easy to make, and I put together enough for a day’s work–a couple of gallons all together.

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“Suburb” Apple Butter Is Easy And Delicious!

Mom usually made the apple butter with the ‘leftovers’ from her major batch of applesauce canning. One of my college friends, whose family lived on a ranch in the West, nicknamed it “Suburb Apple Butter”, because it’s made in a slow cooker.

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