Easy Homemade Mint Extract with Fresh Mint and Only Two Ingredients

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If you garden, summertime means a lot of work harvesting every thing you planted in the spring. And although it is so amazing to have fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs, it also means more work on an already busy day here on the farm. Today, I will teach you how to make easy homemade mint extract with fresh mint using only two ingredients.

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Fresh mint from one of our many harvests

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Farmhouse Homemade Tomato Sauce

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It’s that time of year ago. The tomatoes are taking over the window sills and just begging to be made into something delicious. Today, I will share with you the most flavorful FARMHOUSE HOMEMADE TOMATO SAUCE using tomatoes your grown in your own garden, picked up at the farmer’s market or even purchased at the grocery store. It is a zesty, sweet, and absolutely delicious farmhouse homemade tomato sauce without the addition of preservatives or any sugary sweeteners. Making your own tomato sauce is super easy and honestly, the most delicious thing ever!

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The Homestead & Farm Life Homeschool Schedule

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Farm life, regardless of the size of the farm or homestead, can keep you really busy. Throw in a little hot weather, stormy weather or a harvest season, and life can truly get away from ya. I am often asked by people in all different stages of their lives, “How do you get everything done?” Today, I share our homeschool schedule on the farm. It’s just a little bit of what we do on a daily basis in order to get all of our schooling done while still being able to maintain our life here on the farm. Making a homeschool schedule on the farm is very important to making it all run smoothly.

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Our Farm Animals — More to come

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Starting our blog has been such an amazing thing! Right now, I am working hard at transferring all of our previous blog posts from another site. Thank you for your patience with this as I work hard to make this happen! Until then, here are a few pics of our animals here on the farm! CLICK READ MORE TO SEE PICTURES OF ALL OF OUR ANIMALS!

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Essential Oil & Natural Products That Changed Our Family Lifestyle

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Changes made throughout the home to live a more natural, healthier lifestyle

If you are anything like me, change is a scary thing. Change feels like one of the worst things ever and is not a good thing that happens to us. Most people I have met over the years will say that change is scary, or makes me anxious and nervous. And although many (myself included) say change is something that they wish wouldn’t happen, it happens no matter what. Change is definitely part of our lives, whether we live on a country farm or live in the middle of a major city.

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Blackberry Crumble with Fresh Blackberries

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Our Homestead Treasure Find

Making fresh, from scratch blackberry crumble wasn’t something that I expected to do this week. However, a homestead treasure that we found changed that. Don’t you love it when you stumble upon something that may be something you are looking for? Don’t you love when you stumble upon something that to you, is a huge treasure? I love a good find. Whether it is new or old, whether you are looking for a particular thing or not. I love stumbling upon something that truly is a great find. I am always on the hunt for vintage baskets, old pictures, white vases, old tables and chairs, and even old dishes. But something I love that happens is when you stumble upon self-starting and growing veggies and fruit around our homestead. That truly is a blessing and treasure to my family and me.

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Welcome to the Farm!

Welcome to the Farm! We are SO thankful you are here. The journey on our farm started a little over two years ago. Not sure how the hubby felt but we three girls all wanted land and animals so much that we could almost see it in our minds as if we were there. We had discussed it time and time again over dinner but each time, we put the idea in the back of our minds because we didn’t ever think it would be a reality.

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