Month: November 2018

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Posted in 2018 Christmas Cookies Christmas Just Being Family Quail

Christmas Cookies – Peanut Butter Balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls – These are a simple and easy dessert to take to a Christmas party. We normally make these and get them in the fridge and make cookies in the oven while these are chilling.   Ingredients   2 cups peanut butter (crunchy or creamy) 3/4 cup salted…

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Christmas Cookies – Chocolate topped Toffee

KrisandLarry.com presents 6 different Christmas cookies/desserts for your cookie exchanges – Chocolate topped Toffee Another tasty treat in our house, Although we do not make it terribly often as it is very rich. It is a GREAT gift wrapped up in a bag with a bow for a last minute…

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Christmas Cookies & Desserts – Missouri (No Bake) Cookies

KrisandLarry.com presents 6 different Christmas cookies/desserts for your cookie exchanges – Missouri Cookies (No Bake) This is my favorite childhood cookie. My grandmother always made these and even would make and bring during visits into my adulthood. This is the recipe that she gave me on my wedding day.  Ingredients:  2…

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Discovering Education – Grand Canyon

Discovering Education – Grand Canyon We love to take field trips and learn about new (and old) places. This week on Discovering Education, we took a trip up to the Grand Canyon.   

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Posted in Homestead homesteading Just Being Family Life in Farming Pigs

Meet me on the homestead – Kunekune pigs

Our baby “War Pigs” have grown up and that includes Haka, the littlest runt from the litter of December 2017.  If you were at the Heights Church for the Christmas Eve services in 2017, you were able to see a litter of 3 day old baby kunekunes. (I added a…

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Posted in In my kitchen Just Being Family Kids

Turkey Leftovers – Thanksgiving Eggrolls

I love that I can gather ingredients and make something completely new with items that I have already cooked.  And I love having leftovers after the holidays.  We love our air-fryer and like to make items in it for a quick lunch. PB&J gets old when you homeschool. But PB&J…

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Posted in Breads & Desserts cookies In my kitchen

Decorating Sugar Cookies

So many of my     homeschooling moms amaze me with all of their talents, one of them being my friend JenB. She has been professionally decorating cookies for a while and I CAN SAY WOWWIE! I love looking at her work. They are mini-pieces of art on a glorious little…

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Using Freeze-Dried Chicken

I love having my freeze dryer. My favorite item that I love to freeze dry is not Ice cream (Although “Astronaut Ice Cream is Delicious – Remember Astronaut Ice Cream from the 1980’s?? check out this link if you have a minute: https://amzn.to/2OU33ai Yes, I literally make this now with my Harvest…

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Discovering Education – Geocaching

Getting your homeschooled kids up and active can sometimes be a  daunting task. We discovered geocaching almost 10 years ago and are still having fun. Now that the kids are bigger (and some are driving), they like to go out and some of them have created their own geocaching profiles too….

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Posted in Chickens Homestead homesteading prepping Quail Quail

Raising mealworms for animal feed

The Benefits Of Raising Mealworms  Mealworms are an ultimate healthy snack for chickens, ducks, geese, and quail. They are jam packed with protein and something that your critters absolutely love. We raise our mealworms to feed to our hatching babies in the house. We raise (Grand Champion) Quail. The babies go…

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Elderberry Syrup for those winter colds

My children know that when they are starting to feel yucky, they can just go into the fridge and get out the elderberry syrup. And all they need to do is to take a spoonful. We have been making this for years.  Ingredients 3/4 cup dried elderberries (There are many…

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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…

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Happy 11th Birthday, Trystan

Happy 11th Birthday Trystan! Mom loves you!!

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Colloidal Silver – What is it?

After 2 weeks of coughing and tight lungs, I finally went in to see the doctor. Dr. Chris took one look at me and said Walking Pneumonia…. ewww Every year at the same time, I get severe allergies and then cough an wheeze for months.  Fast forward to 11/7/2018 (now 5-1/2 weeks…

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Discovering Education – Field Trip – Bearizona, Williams, Arizona

****Note: It is a RIVER OTTER, not a SEA OTTER in the video**** What a fantastic time we as a family had up in Williams, AZ visiting Bearizona for their fall homeschool day.  Bearizona is an amazing zoo type park in Northern Arizona. It is on 160 acres and comes…

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Thank you Veterans!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are free because of the brave!  To all those to have, are and will serve in our military, Happy Veteran’s Day from our family to you and yours. 

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Recipe – Cheesy Beef Noodles

This is a recipe that I found a long time ago and had jotted down on a post-it note. We have been making this for about a year now and have altered it to fit our family. 🙂 INGREDIENTS: 16 ounces medium pasta shells 1 tablespoon olive oil 1-1/2 pounds…

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Himalayan Salt Lamp

I have been doing a lot of research on the Himalayan salt lamp and all of the benefits that it has. (This is psuedo-science and many western medicine doctors don’t believe that they are any more than a pretty light. But many eastern medicine and natural paths believe otherwise. ) However, after looking…

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Have you met a Muscovy Duck?

Have you met a Muscovy Duck? Muscovies are not related to any other duck, in fact, some believe they are possibly descended from geese rather than ducks. They are amazing additions to any homestead or farm.  Muscovies are a silent duck (Yes, you read that, they.do.not.quack) and they have amazing…

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Firestarters to make it easier in the winter

Here is a download of this oathkeeper class if you want it as a printout: [download id=”5488″] Learning different techniques to get that heat and/or cooking first started can be a matter of life and death. Here are a few tricks for fire-starters to get you started on some survival knowledge….