This is the ultimate fall indulgence! I adore cooking with pumpkin and we usually have completely gorged ourselves on everything 'pumpkin' by the time Christmas rolls around (pumpkin cream puffs anyone?). This smoothie was a new idea for this year- we will definitely be having it on a regular basis until we use up all of our garden pumpkins! The best part about this pumpkin pie smoothie is that it is ice-cream-FREE. And ...Continue Reading
Frugal Homemade Carpet Cleaner
Dogs and carpet don't mix. In fact, country living and carpet don't mix either... Unfortunately for me, when we purchased our house, it had brand-new, white Berber carpet. Me, being the frugal person that I am, wouldn't dream of ripping out brand new carpet... So, here we are. Our dogs have a knack of finding and eating the nastiest things. I would bet we are pushing a world record on how many times I have cleaned up various ...Continue Reading
It All Started with a Compost Pile….
Really. It did. Back in 2008 when we purchased our homestead, we had no intentions of growing as many vegetables as possible, milking goats, or attempting to raise free-range eggs. Heck, at that point, we were still eating Cool Whip and "Pasteurized Processed Cheese Product".... We were just thrilled to find this reasonably priced old farmhouse. It had plenty of outbuildings and 67 acres for our horses to graze. But then the ...Continue Reading