Budgeting for food for your family

I am asked all of the time… “How much do you spend on groceries a month?” $600 (ok, pick your jaw up off of the ground) Yes, for our family of 10, I only spend $600 a month. Do you know why? Because that is all that is in the budget anyhow! So I make […]

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Sad news… sad, sad news

It is often hard to decide what to share on my blog. We try to keep it upbeat and with things that we are working on here. This is one of those times where I am not certain how to put in words what I need to say. Monday, my husband received two back to back calls from […]

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Recap of the last month on our homestead

Today is the last day that my baby is a baby. Shelby is graduating high school. 9 years of homeschooling and 2 at Chino Valley High School. She is graduating 2 years early at only 16 years old. Thursday, she has a job training at a local fast food restaurant. My baby has grown up and […]

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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 is a neutered St. Croix […]

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Ending 2014… Grateful welcome to 2015

What a year it has been, full of love and hate, full of amazing feats and full of disappointments. I am glad to see 2014 go. We have discovered that sometimes those who are blood are not really family…and those who are not blood are truly our family. One thing that I tell the kids […]

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