Guide to Canned Tomatoes

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The best time to stockup on canned good is in the winter. This is due to the fact that canned goods are often at their lowest prices in the Fall and Winter months. Canned tomatoes are a great item to […]

Free National Park Entrance for 4th Graders

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National park Week

In the Fall of 2015, all fourth grade students nationwide will be able to access National Parks for free. This is part of the Every Kid in a Park initiative. What this means is that 4th grade students and their […]

Tips for Dealing with Shin Splints

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A common injury from over doing it with exercise is shin splints. Back in January when I went two weeks straight without a rest day, I ended up with shin splints. Thankfully¬† I paid attention to my body and I […]

File it Friday: Chicken Zucchini Poppers + More

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During the week I come across a lot of articles and blog posts that I think are worth reading. Or I come across a new recipe I want to try or a craft idea. Most of the time I don’t […]

Try Something New: Black Elderberry

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black elderberry

There has been some really nasty illnesses going around this winter. I have been exposed to people that have had the flu, strep-throat and the stomach virus. Besides knocking on wood, I am keeping my immune system boosted with juicing […]

Gardening: Starting Seeds Indoors

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Even though there is snow on the ground, I have started my vegetable garden seeds indoors! I still have more seeds to start, but had to make due with the supplies I had on hand since we were snowed in. […]

Country Life: Caring for Chickens in the Snow

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house in snow

Over the last week we have had two snowstorms here in Central Virginia. Not only has it been snowy, it has been extremely cold. On Friday, the temperature dropped to -3 degrees. With temperatures that low, it makes it challenging […]

Work Week Menu Plan Week of 2/23/15

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Apple Cranberry Bread Recipe

We have had two snow storms in the last week. Due to scheduled school holidays and snow days, my boys haven’t been in school since February 12th! We are hoping the schedule gets back to normal this week as we […]