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    Homesteading Hair Care – Baking Soda & Vinegar Hair Rinses

    by  • January 23, 2015 • Eco-friendly, Family, Featured, Home & Family, Make it Yourself • 0 Comments

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    Over the last couple years, we’ve slowly simplified our bath and body routines and made the switch from “all-natural” manufactured toiletries to homemade concoctions from food ingredients. I discovered that making our own is cheaper, requires very little effort, and works better than what I can buy. Plus there’s no wasted packaging or unnecessary chemicals! The...

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    Kindling {Homestead Haiku}

    by  • December 7, 2014 • Featured, Home & Family • 1 Comment

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    There are so many big plans in the works that I’m finding it hard to write here. Instead, I’m spending a lot of time at the chopping block. Making kindling is my winter weeding, a meditative, productive exercise. Do you know the joy of splitting kindling?

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    Pet Lovin’ Messes – An Update on Annabel #SwifferEffect #ASPCA #Sponsored

    by  • October 19, 2014 • Family, Gardening & Pets, Home & Family • 1 Comment

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    Oh, Annabel. Our busy, monochromatic (i.e. hard to photograph!) puppy is the focus of our life right now. Weekly puppy classes, daily training and treats sessions, cuddles, walks, and messes. Messes, everywhere messes. Our homestead normally cleans with rags, reusable towels, and washable mop heads. In fact, it’s a regular goal to eliminate disposable...

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