GIVEAWAY: Bainbridge Farm Goods


I quit growing flowers years ago.

Not because I don’t enjoy them (because I do), but they just haven’t made the cut on the project list lately…


Tyranny of the urgent” is a concept with which I’ve become intimately familiar over the last few years… In the midst of fencing and gardening and tending animals and preserving, anything that mainly just serves the purpose of “being pretty” usually doesn’t make my list.


I have visions of the day when I’ll be able to focus a bit more on the athestics of my homestead (I’m seeing flower gardens and landscaping galore…), but in the meantime, I’ll focus on beautification measures that don’t take as much labor (and water) to maintain. Like this gorgeous, full-color metal farm signs. *swoon*


When I received my package from Bainbridge Farm Goods, my heart went pitter-patter, and I couldn’t wait to hang my signs up in the barn and coop. They fit my homesteader-style to a tee.

These beautiful, high-quality signs are waterproof, UV resistant and mounted on heavy duty aluminum — think street sign durability! They are perfect for decoration, or for sprucing up your farm offerings of fresh eggs, organic veggies, or homegrown honey. And yes– they make FANTASTIC gifts!

Win a Sign from Bainbridge Farms!

I’ve been working with Bainbridge Farm Goods and am ecstatic to be able to give one of my lucky readers a sign of their choice. (Winner may pick either a 9″ x 12″ sign OR a 9″ round sign OR a T-Shirt)


You’ll want to go to the website to check out all the different offerings (they have something for everyone! Dog lovers, horse lovers, chicken keepers, egg peddlers, farmstands, beekeepers, and more!) and then come back here and tell us what your favorite sign was.… [Continue Reading]

Hold it in Your Hands: The Print Version of Natural Homestead is Here!

natural homestead recipe book

It’s been a long time coming…

But the day has finally arrived.

And you can now hold your very own copy of Natural Homestead IN YOUR HANDS!

I’m a big fan of eBooks myself… But you just can’t beat print books sometimes–especially when they contain recipes.

When I first published Natural Homestead in eBook version, I wasn’t planning on ever printing it on real paper. But due to the overwhelming number of requests I got for a print book, I quickly changed my mind.

You can now take Natural Homestead out in the barn, down to the coop, in the garden, and everywhere else you need it.

And, you can scribble notes inside, dog-ear the pages, and mark your favorite recipes!

Kindle Lovers Rejoice!

Since I had it formatted for print, I figured I might as well have it formatted for Kindle as well. As of today, Natural Homestead is now available in the Amazon Kindle Store as well.

There are now THREE ways to enjoy Natural Homestead:

What’s Inside?

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Inside this 200+ page handbook, you’ll find everything you need to create a more natural homestead, garden, and barnyard including:

  • Why becoming a grass-farmer is absolutely vital for the health of your homestead
  • How to put together a natural supply cabinet
  • If pumpkin seeds, garlic, diatomaceous earth, baking soda, vinegar, and kelp are merely old wives’ tales or are truly beneficial
  • Tips for managing parasite loads, how to identify wormy animals, and breakdowns of natural dewormer alternatives
  • How to use essential oils in your barnyard and garden
  • How to mix up grain-free, corn-free, and soy-free rations for your flock
  • How to keep your facilities clean, minus the use of harsh chemicals such as bleach
  • How to battle bugs, fungus, and weeds without using chemicals that are toxic to you, your kids, or your critters

Plus over 40  recipes and 60+ full-color photos!

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GIVEAWAY: Lodge 5-Piece Cast Iron Cookware Set!


**Giveaway Has Ended** Congrats to winner Sue D. (suedobbins@…..)!!

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The people have spoken…

And they wanna win some cast iron!

Earlier this week, I asked the folks over on my Facebook page which prize they’d rather win, and this lovely set of Lodge cast iron cookware won the vote!

(Although, the food processor was a close runner-up–so it might just have to show up for the June giveaway…)

I adore my cast iron cookware–and love grabbing it a thrift stores and yard sales. But sometimes it’s just nice to have a new set, like this one—–>

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If you want to read more about the cookware in this awesome set I’m giving away, you can get all the details here (and it’s actually on-sale right now!). (affiliate link)

How the Giveaway Works:

This giveaway is sponsored by me. Yup, that’s right– I’m buying this prize myself. It’s my way of saying “thank you” to everyone who has been such a support and encouragement to this blog.

So, what’s the catch you may ask? Well, it’s pretty simple– you need to be a subscriber of The Prairie Homestead to enter. That’s it! That is the only mandatory entry, but you do have the option for four other bonus entries after you complete that one.

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**Giveaway Has Ended** Congrats to winner Sue D. (suedobbins@…..)!!

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Announcing the Winner of the Vitamix Blender Giveaway + Exclusive Coupon Code!



Disclaimer: I was paid to write this post. However, I only promote sponsors I believe in.

I know you guys have been patiently waiting for me to announce the winner of the Vitamix blender and NewGreens drink mix giveaway, so here it is!

Congratulations to winner Diane F.! (sweetfudge2@…)

I wish I could have given a Vitamix to everyone, but that’d be kinda hard. ;) So instead, I have a really, really good coupon code for you—>

Pure Prescriptions is the company that sponsored this giveaway and they have a ton of amazing supplements. We’ve been putting the NewGreens mix into our smoothies and they are definitely kid and hubby approved.

So, another big congratulations to Diane, and thanks to everyone who entered!

Coupon code expires March 31st, 2014. 

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