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

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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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GIVEAWAY: 12-Pack of Nick’s Sticks Grassfed Beef Sticks ($40 value)


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

Congrats to winner Sue W.! (lswegnar@…….) Enjoy your snack sticks!

If you didn’t win, you can still take advantage of a special coupon code! Use code STICKS to get 20% off all orders! (I’m totally taking advantage of this). Code expires 3/15/14, so don’t wait!

The world of snack foods is a tricky one to navigate…

Many commercially-prepared snack food options are full of junk: MSG, hydrogenated oils, artificial colors and flavors, and all sorts of weird ingredients you can’t pronounce.

So when I first read about Nick’s Sticks, I almost couldn’t believe my eyes.

A snack food made from grassfed beef that doesn’t contain a bunch of junk?

No way!

Not only does Nick Wallace, the owner of Nicks Sticks, have an incredible story (from cancer survivor to sustainable farmer!), but he is quickly becoming a leader in the natural food industry with these one-of-a-kind snack sticks.

The most amazing part about these snack sticks is what’s NOT in them:

  • No Additives.
  • No Preservatives.
  • No MSG.
  • No Antibiotics.
  • No Hormones.
  • No Fillers.
  • No Red Dye #3 in the casings (nearly all traditional sticks use Red #3 — yuck!)

Just 100% grassfed beef or free-range turkey (depending on the variety you get) and some Redmond sea salt (they are cured using celery juice). Pretty amazing, huh?

And let me tell you–they taste INCREDIBLE. I ordered a whole box of them and I’m already regretting that I didn’t order more. Prairie Girl (3 years old) and Prairie Boy (1 year old) love them, and hubby is devouring them. I think I’m going to have to hide my stash… Or just order a truckload next time.

And the best part? I get to give a 12-pack of Nick’s Sticks to one of you!

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