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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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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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Happy Birthday Rowan

Happy Happy Happy 11th birthday to my Rosey Gorgeous!! You have grown up way too fast into such an AMAZING little lady! We love you, Rowan!

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Repost – Aquaponics

After a heavy storm, we took down our aquaponics system. It will be going back up in the garden in the next few months. Here is a video of what we had up and running before.  Make sure to like and subscribe to our youtube channel.

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becoming a VIPKid teacher

This year, our family has made a few changes. I began working as a VIPKid teacher in February. With my ankle still recovering from the September surgery and the doctors telling me that it could be up to 2 years for a full recovery, I have had to “slow down” a…

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Raising your own meat – Oathkeepers Preparedness Class,

[sdm_download id=”4910″ fancy=”0″ new_window=”1″ color=”green”] I love that my children can stand up in front of a group and share everything that has to with their homestead animals and the meat that comes along with it. Shelby and Elwyn had a GREAT presentation for the Oathkeepers.  by Shelby Fullmer –…

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Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

We are always researching for our preparedness and we came across this chart of all of the local plant in Yavapai County.   Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants     Common Name Index http://cals.arizona.edu/yavapaiplants/CommonNameIndex.php       Home   Plant Communities Plant List Search Forbs Search Grasses Search Woody Plants Additional…

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Christmas traditions – Rosette cookies

Every year, we have little Christmas traditions that we, as a family, have during the season.  One of them like many other families is making Christmas cookies. With so many kids in the family, cookies don’t last  too long. We love making rosette cookies. We have several rosette irons, 2…

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Have you see our cookbook? Solar oven cooking.

  Learn Solar Oven Cooking with this book by Kris Mazy. An Outdoor Kitchen Full of Sunshine – Cooking Outside in a Solar Oven. Saving money is the key to a large family. No one know better than author, Kris Mazy, mom of 7 amazing children. In this book, Kris shares…

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Rabbits For Sale

We have rabbits for sale. They are 15 weeks old and full New Zealands. $15 for does and $10 for bucks – Trio of one buck and 2 does is $35 (save $5)

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June 17 – Picnic & geocaching

We have had such a GREAT day together as a family. Shelby picked up an antique armoire for her bedroom from a nice couple from Prescott who were moving to be closer to their kids up in Oregon. Then, we went to a park in Prescott and had a picnic…

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Planting a large garden

Every year we plant a garden… and every year, our garden gets larger and larger to provide for our ever-growing family.  Our goal every year is to plant enough produce to provide for our family and to be able to trade with other families for their produce.  Our goal this…

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Pepper and Frankie…welcome to our homestead

2015 is the year that we transform our home and gardens to a self-sustaining homestead. Our first step is adding goats for milk and meat.  I know… Some think that this is strange. But it is our way of life. On December 27, we got to bring Frankie home. He…

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Gluten Free Eggplant Parm

I love eggplant! This wasn’t always the case… but this year under child (and hubby) protest, I grew 6 eggplant plants in our garden… they yielded over 40 fruits… so we had to come up with something other than ratatouille (which we eat all of the time already.) All of…

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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…

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Toys for Tots local donation – Please join us

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Opinions make me laugh

What a weird day today! The weather was strange… the moon was full… and people seemed to be out to get everyone today. I made the mistake of posting on my facebook account a very touchy subject in our small town. The 4-day VS 5-day school district work week. I…

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Favorite Tools as a homeschooler

This is our 8th year homeschooling. I feel like I have successfully accomplished so many things with the kids. I was in my studio and was thinking this morning. “What Items Can I Not Live Without?” Besides the kids computers(yes, they each have their own netbooks) and AOP homeschooling curriculum…

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French Pastry Pie Crust from Dee Dee’s

There are a few sites that I follow and Dee Dee’s is one of them. I was HIGHLY impressed with this Pie Crust and will continue to use this one in the future!! The site is at: http://deedeesdelights.blogspot.com/2010/11/french-pastry-pie-crust.html French Pastry Pie Crust from Dee Dee’s Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour…

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Pumpkin Pie… OOOHH My favorite, Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie 1 (9 inch) unbaked deep dish pie crust or make your own crust 3/4 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 eggs 1 (15 ounce) can Pumpkin 1 (12 fluid ounce) can Evaporated Milk Preheat oven…