25 April 2015

Sweet Baby

Smoky Sweet Potatoes

Onion, sliced
2 sweet potatoes, diced
1 bag frozen cauliflower
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Sauté onion, add sweet potatoes and cauliflower. Add small amount of water, cover and simmer until sweet potatoes and cauliflower are soft. Add seasonings and pepitas. Sauté a few more minutes. Serve with avocado.

This is modified from a recipe on My Whole Food Life (mywholefoodlife.com)

24 April 2015

Worms and Dirt

The other day Isaac brought in a handful of worms to show me. Abigail, Matthew, Josiah and Isaac all help with the goats, chickens and rabbits. By the end of the day they are usually quite dirty! There are many benefits to homesteading together as a family and to interacting with the animals and the soil. The link below is to an article that explores the benefits to children of spending time in the dirt.


13 April 2015


This picture was taken awhile ago... Enjoying a book on a cold day.

A Boy and his Goat

Black Eyed Peas with Sweet Potatoes

Bell peppers, sliced
Onion, sliced
Celery, sliced
Sweet potato, cubed
Chicken or vegetable broth
Black eyed peas, cooked
Cayenne pepper
Red pepper flakes
Mustard powder
Bay leaf
Sea salt
Black pepper

Sauté the peppers, onions and celery. Add the broth, sweet potatoes and seasonings. Bring to a boil the reduce heat and simmer until sweet potatoes are tender. Add black eyed peas and cook until heated through.

I used two and a half large sweet potatoes, half a stalk of celery, half a bag of frozen peppers and onions with 1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes. I sprinkled on a liberal amount of the other seasonings.

10 April 2015

Sewing Project

This bag is made from one leg of a pair of jeans. It is an easy and adorable gift. Purchasing the jeans from the thrift store also makes it inexpensive.

Six Months!