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Homemaking

Zones

I have divided our home into 5 zones: Living Room/Dining Area Kitchen Library/Playroom Bedrooms Big Room (This room is our Entry Way, Family Room & School Area) We spend 30-45 minutes each day working on the particular zone for that day. I assign different smaller jobs to each child and pick 1 or 2 of […]

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Holidays
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Thanksgiving 2011

This year I am so thankful that my girls are getting big enough to be a great help preparing our Thanksgiving Feast!   Here is this year’s menu (partially for my own reference): Roasted Turkey from Smockity Frocks This is similar to the Alton Brown version I usually make except you cook it at 500 […]

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cooking day
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whole foods

Meatballs

Ingredients 6 lbs ground beef (or a mixture I like to use 1 part beef, 1 part pork & 1 part venison) 2 cups bread crumbs 1 cup finely diced onions 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon garlic powder 2 cups tomato sauce 6 eggs Mix the ingredients together. Using a small scoop make meatballs and […]

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1000 Gifts

1000 Gifts – Made it!

After beginning my list of 1000 Gifts (inspired by Ann Voskamp) in November of 2006 I actually completed my list. (I have been ever so much more diligent in adding to my list over the last year.) Here are some of my final entries: 957. A beautiful harvest yesterday: tomatoes of all kinds, cucumbers, yellow […]

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Homestead

Homesteading

We moved to Montana last January with plans to homestead. After much work and many false starts we settled on a nice piece of property just outside of town with no restrictions. We have 1.33 acres. The property came with several trees including 6 large cottonwoods, 1 pine tree, 4 plum trees, 2 apple trees […]

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1000 Gifts

2/25/11 Blessings from Above

We had a wonderful week in Arizona albeit crazy trying to see so many people and get so much accomplished in one week. Here are some of my gifts from the last couple weeks (#456-511) 457. A fresh blanket of snow. 458. Laundry: 10 loads in just one hour. 465. A trip to Arizona 466. […]

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1000 Gifts

2/4/11 Blessings Counted

Oh how I have been enjoying Ann’s book. I’m trying really hard to savor it and apply it instead of reading hastily through it. I’m back on working daily on my list of gifts although I haven’t been posting them all here. 444. We have a piano once again! 445. 1potato’s love of playing the […]

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1000 Gifts

Blessings 9/20/2010

311. 10 days with Nana & Papaw 312. 2 date nights with my husband 313. apples overflowing buckets 314. bags of apples saved in the freezer for months to come 315. time spent with grandparents cutting apples 316. Hearing my grandpa say that he was afraid when they sold the farm & the apple orchard […]

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Back to Blessings 7/19/10

Wow its been awhile since I updated my list. I’m going to try to be better about posting here… 261. Time with my quickly growing eldest daughter 262. Back to School shopping 263. My Father’s World: Countries & Cultures study 264. New Notebooks 265. New Routines 266. Fun VBS for the kiddos 267.  Storytime with […]

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Blessings 5/11/10

236.  A baby boy who is on the mend 237. the school year is nearly over 238.  planting baby trees 239. getting to sleep in this morning 240.  chocolate cake & mint ice cream 241. my new Nutrimill 242. new music 243. new books 242. new kitchen tools (Can you tell we just celebrated birthdays […]

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