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  • Summer Face Wash

    Summer Face Wash

    Usually in Minnesota we still have snow right now so I am savoring every 50+ degree day that we have had the last few weeks.  Everyday we are outside.  We don’t even care if it is raining.  We just want to be outside either running around, playing with the chickens …Read More »
  • Happy Birthday Hens!

    Happy Birthday Hens!

    Today our little ladies turn 1 year old!  It is hard to believe that they came into our lives almost a year ago already.  They have brought us so much joy and togetherness.  To celebrate this big moment in their lives, we made them two chicken friendly cakes.  Yes, we …Read More »
  • Seed Savers Gathering

    Seed Savers Gathering

    Yesterday was one of my favorite days of the year… the annual Seed Savers gathering at the Oliver H. Kelley Farm in Elk River. Each year expert heirloom seed gardeners share their experiences and passion for maintaining the integrity of seeds from the 1800’s. It is a beautiful thing. This …Read More »
  • Window Cleaner

    Window Cleaner

    15 years ago smudges on my windows and mirrors would have driven me insane. Four kids later I actually love seeing my kids little handprints and nose markers on the window. There does come a time when I have to say good-bye to the little marks the kids leave for …Read More »
  • Warming Up

    Warming Up

    Winters in Minnesota are pretty predictable. They are cold and snowy. This year was no exception. Us humans are use to it and we know how to prepare for it. Snow boots? Check. Waterproof gloves? Check. Extremely warm winter coat? Check. What we didn’t know is how to prepare our …Read More »
  • Applewood Smoked Pulled Chicken

    Applewood Smoked Pulled Chicken

    Prep Time – 20 Mins Cook Time – 1 to 1.5 hours + preheat time Requires – Smoker Applewood Chips Ingredients – About 6-8 lbs of boneless chicken breasts. 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme 1/2 tablespoon …Read More »
  • Homemade Mint Chip Ice Cream

    Homemade Mint Chip Ice Cream

    It is a warm 33 degree day here in Minnesota. That might not impress you, but usually this time of year we can expect -20 degrees at any moment in time. So when my little girl wasn’t feeling well because of a fever, we decided today would be a good …Read More »
  • Apple Season

    Apple Season

    Every year in September we get together with some of our super close friends and head to our favorite apple orchard. We use to go to orchards that offered rides, jungle gyms, petting zoo and hayrides; but Jon wanted something more low key one year so we decided to try …Read More »