Laura Ingalls Wilder didn't have a Dishwasher! Earlier this week on my Facebook page, I casually shared a tip about how I use Lemon essential oil to keep my dishwasher from getting stinky, which I assumed would lead into a simple discussion about household cleaning and essential oils. Imagine my shock when I popped over to the page to find folks expressing their displeasure at the fact that I have a dishwasher. I sure didn't see that one … [Read more...] about What Dishwashers, Blenders, and Washing Machines Have to do with Homesteading
(First off, to answer the question in the title, I don't think anyone EVER really needs reality TV, but especially not when you live on a homestead. ;)) Each week, I generally try to post clever DIY tips, tasty recipes, or tips for farm life. But today, I'm deviating ever-so-slightly from my usual content. I've had several requests to write up a "day in my life" style of post. and although this past Saturday was far from a regular day, I … [Read more...] about Snakes and Tornadoes… Who Needs Reality TV When You Live on a Homestead?
Note: Homesteading is a pretty neutral topic in my opinion. I mean, other than the drama that surrounds food freedom issues (like the sale of raw milk), most people are pretty supportive of the concept, even if they don't want to do it themselves. I've noticed recently that a handful of folks seem to be taking "offense" to the recent increase of interest in modern homesteading lifestyles, and I can't help but scratch my head. This letter is … [Read more...] about Dear Homesteading Critic… (an open letter)
Every once and a while, I have someone tell me that they think I'm intimidating... I always end up staring at them with a completely clueless look and I never know just how to respond. Because let's face it-- I know myself. And I KNOW that there is nothing to be intimidated about. ;) Yes, I am 5'11", but I am also kind of a dork... I make a lot of mistakes, and try-as-I-might to satisfy my annoying perfectionist tendencies, I always … [Read more...] about Behind the Scenes at The Prairie Homestead: Keepin’ it Real