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You’re the STAR Blog Hop – April 6, 2020

WELCOME to the April 2020 “You’re the Star” Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: ________________________________________ WELCOME to GARDEN feature week of the April 2020 “You’re the STAR” blog hop! Meet your GARDEN week Hosts  This week is GARDEN feature week Swing by the GARDEN Hosts blogs: Angie @ God’s Growing Garden Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures WT @…

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You’re the STAR Blog Hop – March 30, 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:Homeschooling Resources  __________________________________________________________________________ WELCOME to EXTRA feature week of the March “You’re the STAR” blog hop! (Sometimes we will have 5 Mondays in a month – these 5th special Mondays are called “EXTRA feature” days) Meet all of your STAR Hosts  Swing by the STAR Hosts blogs:…

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Posted in Bathroom Time Chores Crafts Homestead homesteading Just Being Family prepping

Being Prepared – Creating Homemade Disinfectant Wipes

A quick and easy alternative to store-bought “clorox” disinfectant wipes – especially while there is a shortage.

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Being Prepared – Creating Homemade Baby Wipes

A quick and easy alternative to store-bought baby wipes – especially while there is a shortage. I have been making these for over 20 years!!

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Creating Goat Milk Soap

Here is the first of our preparedness online FREE classes! Remember to Like, Share and Subscribe on YouTube so that I can keep these free. Download all of the files from this online class for your reference HERE!

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Toilet Paper Shortage? No Problem. Try Family Cloths

Everywhere I turn around this week, the talk is about the CoronaVirus – And in our area, we have a shortage of toilet paper. Since I was a little girl, it has been instilled into me that we should always be prepared for a “just in case.” Today our “just in case” is going into effect. I have some toilet…

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Know your Eggs – Homesteading

On our little homestead, we have many different egg-laying animals. I would love to get an ostrich or an emu… but Larry (you know, the guy from KrisandLarry.com) put his foot down! LOL He has been doing that for years…. but really doesn’t know how many goats or pigs we have. I don’t think that I could swing adding a…

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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!

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Have you met a Coturnix Quail? Great Mini Farm Animal

Raising Coturnix Quail For centuries people all over the world have been raising Coturnix quail for their eggs and for their meat. In 1983, Coturnix quail were recognized as their own breed rather than being referred to as a common quail any more. They are very popular in both Asian and Middle Eastern cultures. And now are becoming more and…

Posted in Family homesteading In my kitchen Just Being Family recipes

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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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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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…