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2020 Bible Study – Week 3

For 2020, our family is following a 5 day a week bible study from 5 Day Bible Reading Program – https://fivedaybiblereading.com/ Read through the Bible in a year with readings five days a week. – Duration: One year | Download: PDF – https://fivedaybiblereading.com/BibleReadingSchedule2020.pdf Week 3  Genesis 28-29; Mark 11  Gen 30-31; Psalm 11; Mark 12  Gen 32-34; Psalm 145; Mark 13 …

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Using Freeze-Dried Foods – Orange Jigglers

I am often asked how I use the freeze-dried foods that we create. So in our freeze-drying journey, I am documenting everything that I create. I love buying in bulk and storing it for later! The best part about freeze-dried foods is that you can create virtually anything that you can create with fresh (Only exception that I have found…

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Wednesday Freebie – Digital Scrapbook – 2020 Month Stickers

Welcome to our Wednesday Freebie – Digital Scrapbooking! I took several years off of creating! I’m BACK! Enjoy these free stickers. They include every month of 2020. You can use them either alone or with a layered bottom which is also included. Click here for the freebie!

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Freeze Dried – Citrus

Wait? You can freeze-dry citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges? Yes, you sure can! Now, what would you use them for? You can use them in slices or ground up. You can rehydrate or use the powders. Berlyn and I created a video for you below. Check it out! You can also visit our youtube channel at www.DiscoveringEducation.us I…

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Roasting Chestnuts

I love the taste of chestnuts, but since they are not common where I live, they are hard to come across. We were lucky enough to find some fresh ones at one of our local grocery stores at the end of December. So here we are. Roasting them on top of our woodstove. Most of my children do not like…

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2020 Bible Study – Week 2

For 2020, our family is following a 5 day a week bible study from 5 Day Bible Reading Program – https://fivedaybiblereading.com/ Read through the Bible in a year with readings five days a week. – Duration: One year | Download: PDF – https://fivedaybiblereading.com/BibleReadingSchedule2020.pdf Week 2  Genesis 16-18; Mark 6  Gen 19-20; Psalm 1; Mark 7  Gen 21-23; Psalm 107; Mark 8 …

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Low Carb Muffins

For most holidays on our homestead, we walk to Nana and Poppie’s house across the acreage for breakfast. Nana is classic for having pastries or other food from the “dark side”. LOL Now that I am watching everything that I eat to get down these 100 pounds(60 pounds gone so far), everything with carbs is from the dark side! Trystan…

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Starting our seedlings

I look outside this morning and see snow on the ground. Yet, it is time to plant my tomatoes and peppers inside. Are you ready to start thinking about your garden yet? Every year we start our seedlings early. We could purchase plants in the spring as well, which we do if we don’t have seedling success. Although we have…

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Throwback Thursday – January 9 – Cooking from the 1800s – English Walnut Chicken Salad

Join us on our journey of creating 1800 and early 1900 recipes in a modern farmhouse kitchen. And learn to cook out of a cookbook from when my Great Great Grandmother was providing for her family. As we create, know that most recipes do not list out all of the ingredients and at the time, there were no temperature gauges…

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Revisiting – Oatmeal Bath Bags from 7/22/2014

I love coming across old posts. This is a recipe for Oatmeal bath bags that our family still uses. So join us for a blog post from 5 years ago and reminisce whe my El was about 10 years old and creating her own youtube videos. Are you ready for this super FUN and EASY gift for someone? The kids…

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Freeze Dried – Chili, Spinach and Bananas

I was curious about how chili freeze-dried and reconstituted. Yes, I know that most chili is already canned and shelf-stable… But our personal homemade chili isn’t and I don’t can it. So we could make a batch and have for either food storage or for lunches for Griffen, Larry, Shelby or Michael and not have to worry about refrigeration. So,…

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Tuscan Chicken in the Crockpot – Low Carb / Keto

My kids not only asked for seconds, but some even helped themselves to thirds. You can double or triple the recipe (make sure that you have a large enough crockpot! Watch that your sauce isn’t too thin if you double. This recipe tastes great as a stand-alone, but you can also serve over rice, noodles, zucchini noodles or even cauliflower…

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2020 Bible Study – Week 1

For 2020, our family is following a 5 day a week bible study from 5 Day Bible Reading Program – https://fivedaybiblereading.com/ Read through the Bible in a year with readings five days a week. – Duration: One year | Download: PDF – https://fivedaybiblereading.com/BibleReadingSchedule2020.pdf Week 1  Genesis 1-2; Psalm 19; Mark 1  Gen 3-5; Mark 2  Gen 6-8; Psalm 104; Mark 3 …

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Gordon Ramsay’s Beer Bread

This has to be one of my favorite recipes for beer bread and I love using the mini loaf pans for this. I do double this recipe for my crew. We recently made this recipe to go along with our cooking from the past recipe of Hot Collops.

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Back to the basics – Hand Crank Kitchen tools.

Making life simpler We have added all of the items that we listed below on our Amazon Shopping cart as well. https://www.amazon.com/shop/krismazy Kitchen tips and tricks Can you imagine living in a world with no or limited power? I can see a future with no power or a limited time/amount of power that each family can use. What are some of…

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Throwback Thursday – January 2 – Cooking from the 1800s – Hot Collops (Scotch Recipe)

Join us on our journey of creating 1800 and early 1900 recipes in a modern farmhouse kitchen. And learn to cook out of a cookbook from when my Great Great Grandmother was providing for her family. As we create, know that most recipes do not list out all of the ingredients and at the time, there were no temperature gauges…

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Posted in Just Being Family Year in Review

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020!

Happy 2020 from our family to yours! May this year be filled with health and happiness! from Kris, Larry, Shelby, Michael, Griffen, Elly, Berlyn, Rowan, Trystan, and Rowan My New Years Resolution….. As the world fights to figure this out, I’ll still be holding doors for strangers, letting people cut in front of me in traffic, saying good morning, keeping…

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Our Homestead year in review, 2019

Every year, I sit down and write a review. Some years are difficult and others are not. This year we have had some amazing blessings. February brought a crazy winter snowfall of over 35 inches at our house. We know that is normal for many parts of the country, but for our area, this was completely out of the norm!…

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Zuppa Toscana Soup – Keto, Low Carb Version

Soup is a winter staple in our house. We love using our ninja cooker for this recipe because we can cook the meat on a stovetop setting. And then change it to a low cook. I have no trouble getting my crew to eat their spinach either. This tastes GREAT with a fresh piece of beer bread. (I love the…

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Age Appropriate Chore Chart – FREE PDF Download

Living with a larger family full of kids and critters and homeschooling the whole crew, a house can get in disarray and fast. Here is an age-appropriate chore chart to help get you back on task. We recently re-implemented this with even our older kids as a reminder of what we can all work on together. (We did not add any pet…

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December 24th, 2019 Advent – Learning about Jesus – Luke Chapter 24

Every year we follow bible readings for advent. This year is no different however, this year we are reading the Book of Luke as a family so that we can learn just who we are celebrating on Christmas morning. We have decided to post each chapter of the NIV version of LUKE every day of December for anyone who wants…

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