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You’re the STAR Blog Hop – March 9, 2020

___________________________________________________________________ Welcome to the second week of the March 2020 blog hop called “You’re the Star“! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:Know your Eggs – Homesteading Continue reading at https://krisandlarry.com/2020/03/06/know-your-eggs-homesteading/ | KrisandLarry.com – Homestead and Homeschool __________________________________________________________________________ WELCOME to CREATIVE feature week of the March 2020 “You’re the STAR” blog hop! Meet your CREATIVE week…

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You’re the STAR Blog Hop – March 2, 2020

WELCOME to the March 2020 “You’re the Star” Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: Click here: https://krisandlarry.com/2020/01/07/something-freeze-dryer/ I love our Harvest Right freeze dry machine to home freeze dry foods. Check out the post here about freeze drying chili. My son Berlyn absolutely loves having chili at his finger tips anytime that he…

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Posted in Chino Valley Discovering Education discovering education. Gardening Homestead homesteading Just Being Family landscaping & gardening prepping

Revisiting from 2019 – Seed storage and other tips to start your garden

Download the 2019 Yavapai County Planting Schedule Over the last 20 years, I have been able to streamline how we store and use our seeds for our gardens. Check out the quick video below!

Posted in aquaponics Challenges chicken Chickens Chino Valley Gardening Getting Organized Goats Homestead homesteading landscaping & gardening Life in Farming Organizing Pigs Pigs Quail Quail Rabbits

Learning to homestead with a small property

20 years of researching has led me to the conclusion that you can homestead on truly any size property. You just have to have GREAT organizational skills on smaller properties to streamline what you want to accomplish. Here is a link to homesteading.com and 15 homesteading ideas for your property. https://homesteading.com/homestead-farm-design-ideas/

Posted in Chino Valley Discovering Education discovering education. Gardening Homestead homesteading Just Being Family landscaping & gardening prepping

Seed storage and other tips to start your garden

Download the 2019 Yavapai County Planting Schedule Over the last 20 years, I have been able to streamline how we store and use our seeds for our gardens. Check out the quick video below!

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2018 Advent, Day 22 – Go Caroling

Luke 2:12 – This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. — Since my children were little, Larry and I have been teaching our children about giving (year round) rather than receiving. Tonight we hosted a Christmas caroling evening with some of our homeschool peeps. What a blast…

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You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out T-Shirt

Christmas time is FAST APPROACHING!!!  Time to get your favorite Christmas T-shirt.  “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out.” (We do not create your shirt until it is ordered.  Shipping is included in order.) Available Sizes Men’s large, XL and 2XL – $21.95 includes shipping [wp_cart_button name=”Youll Shoot Your Eye Out t-Shirt” price=”21.95″ var1=”size|Large|XL|2XL”] [show_wp_shopping_cart]

Posted in Chino Valley Goats Goats Milk Homestead homesteading oathkeepers

Let’s Talk Goats – Oathkeeper Preparedness Presentation

[sdm_download id=”4570″ fancy=”0″ new_window=”1″] Basic Goat Facts Female goats are Does or Nannies Male goats are Bucks or Billies Young goats are Kids (AKA doelings or bucklings) Neutured males are Wethers Goats are herding animals and do get lonely when by themselves. Goats are intelligent animals Goats are good at climbing trees, cars and buildings Goats have a distinct pecking…

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Planting Potatoes

Every year, we plant potatoes in our garden. I hated harvesting and felt like I was digging and digging and digging forever to get them out of the ground. Guess what?!?! For the last 3 years, we have been making potato towers using left over fencing,  straw and potting soil and it works WONDERS! Start with a spare piece of…

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In our continued journey for better health, minus a thyroid, plus essential oils

I get an annual physical as does Larry and although I am a short-round, I am in GREAT health. I haven’t had a cold in years. This last winter proved me wrong. I got a terrible sinus infection in December 2013 that didn’t seem to ever shake away. In January of 2014, I took one of the kiddlings into the…

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A surreal feeling – Yarnell Fire and a last alarm

Last week, I posted how we were under a possible smoke evacuation for the Doce fire in Prescott, Arizona. It was a crazy situation. The fire was only about 10 miles from our home and smoke was filling the valley. Then that fire was 100% contained, and the flames were down (except for a small flareup on the side of…

Posted in Chino Valley Summer-time FUN

MIA this week – Sumertime activities – Leaving the house to the pool

I wanted to post an apology for this week. I don’t know if it has been on your local news, but there is a forest fire (The Doce Fire in Prescott, AZ) less than 10 miles from our home. We were actually on a possible smoke evacuation watch because of the air quality.   So this morning, because the winds…

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Children’s HOW To Make cookies story and 12 recipe book is now available online!

My new Children’s books is finally out on the market. It is on Amazon.com for both print and Kindle.The book will be exclusive to Amazon for several months and then I will move it over to BN (In October) Click here for the book on AMAZON – Mama, Can I help?  Meet Reagan. She wants to help her Mama make…

Posted in Chino Valley homeschooling Summer-time FUN

Summertime Fun – Find a Local Library Program

Most children’s libraries put on programs during the summertime. Yes… I am telling you, if you have children, CALL YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY! Our local children’s library website is: http://www.chinoaz.net/library/childrens.shtml The library in Chino Valley, Arizona (where the kiddlings and Larry and I live) has an FANTASTIC summer program. We attend the Special Needs one for Berlyn and Trystan. (Autusm and…

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Summertime Fun – A MUST HAVE book

It is not often that I do reviews on books. I actually avoid them because for the most part, I know that everyone is different and has different types of writing so I always feel that I am judging another person’s art. However, that being said, I have found the ULTIMATE go-to book for the summer if you have kids….

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Photos in Good Old Chino Valley

This is a photo of an old little house in Chino… I have ALWAYS wanted to take photos of it. 🙂 I ventured out there… a bit shocked at the amount of garbage inside… along with the birds that flew out as I approached.