Grocery Shopping

Thanksgiving Turkey Advice from Kindergarteners

November 25, 2008
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Thanksgiving Turkey Advice from Kindergarteners

Our small rural town paper published some funny advice from the local public school Kindergarteners about how to prepare your Thanksgiving turkey.  Not only did we enjoy a good laugh, but reading through the responses, we discovered something very interesting and telling.  See if you can guess… The majority of the statements were like this… Go…

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Raising Ready Writers

October 1, 2008
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The use of the pen can be a powerful weapon.   We place a high priority on learning the art and skill of the pen.  Writing is an absolute must do in this family.  While we do have structured how to lessons on writing here and there, the majority of our writing consists of letters they write to…

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Our CSA Groceries

July 31, 2008
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Our CSA Groceries

Contrary to popular belief around here at our house, CSA does not always stand for Confederate States of America!  It stands for Community Supported Agriculture in this instance!  We have so enjoyed our CSA groceries from our friends, the Lingo family, over at Beaverdam Creek Farm. For the past few weeks, we have been enjoying a bountiful basket…

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Putting Bulk Foods to Use

May 16, 2008
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Putting Bulk Foods to Use

I am still learning the art of how to put bulk foods to use, store them and how to calculate how much I need.  As I get into buying bulk quantities of staple foods, I wonder why I didn’t figure this out earlier.  Though the prices of things like grain, oats and rice are skyrocketing,…

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Food Economics

May 1, 2008
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Food Economics

I think you must have to live in a cave to not notice that there is something up with the food and gas prices.   Now that spring time has arrived and growing season is in full swing, food options are a bit more varied than during the winter months.  There are farmer’s markets and home…

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When your 12 year old submits you an invoice…

January 30, 2008
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When my 12 year old submitted me an invoice yesterday, I smiled cautiously and read his bill.  It was a bill for chicken eggs that he had worked up on the computer billing me for the eggs his chickens had laid over the last week.  I think I mentioned before that these boys were business…

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Inspiring Daughters – Household Notebooks for Our Daughters

January 17, 2008
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Inspiring Daughters – Household Notebooks for Our Daughters

On New Year’s day, we created this years 2008 cover page for each of our notebooks using old country home type magazines we found at the paper recycling place.  We cut out pictures and words and had a grand time crafting, arranging, and gluing our book covers with meaningful home inspiring pictures and words. I…

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Grocery Shopping and Planning for a Large Rural Family

December 15, 2007
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Grocery Shopping and Planning for a Large Rural Family

As we have been making a huge transition this year in regards to living on a farm, I have had to make huge adjustments in how I grocery shop.  I wrote a concise book on how to save a ton of money on groceries using simple tips and tricks that will dramatically reduce your grocery bill, however,…

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Building Community Through Buying Local

August 16, 2007
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We are grateful that God has placed us in a community where we are not to be stagnant and isolated, but to be a light set upon a hill. Trying to rebuild an impoverished, dependant community is no easy task and might just well take several generations, however, just one of the many keys to…

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Is Convenience Food Costing More Than Just Money?

February 16, 2007
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Has anyone taken notice of the new generation of convenience foods that we are seeing surface like wild fire? If you told the modern woman that store bought bread, dry pasta or dry beans were actually once considered a convenience item, they would think you had fallen off the wagon 1,000 miles ago. While we…

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Take a Trip with Us Grocery Shopping…

January 29, 2007
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Everyone stares, talks and points at us like I must have two heads and green children. Recently, I did take all of my children grocery shopping with me. It isn’t a normal occasion, however, my husband was doing some consulting work from home and we decided to run some errands. I had my grocery lists…

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