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Gravitt Farm's 2019 Kidding Schedule Our 2019 schedule has been planned! Around September and October is when we breed our goats, so here is our planned 2019 kidding schedule. Each year we strive to make our herd better and I am hoping we are going to have some awesome kids born here next year!

Incredible Apple Pie Enchiladas These Incredible Apple Pie enchiladas give you all the cinnamony goodness of a hot apple pie but instead it is stuffed into a tortilla and drizzled with a lovely caramel sauce. For an extra treat, serve it with a scoop of ice cream for the perfect dessert.

Creamy Curried Vegetable Soup This creamy curried vegetable soup is quick, easy and so good for you! Thanks to turmeric, bone broth and healthy vegetables frozen fresh from the garden, this delicious detox soup is full of nutrients, great for weight loss and is ready in just 30 minutes!

Triple Chocolate Oreo Dessert in a Jar This Triple Chocolate Oreo Dessert Recipe is perfect for all your festive gatherings. If you're looking for a quick easy dessert - here it is. It's not made from scratch, but it is a hit for quick, easy and delicious. Triple Chocolate Oreo Dessert Recipe in a jar.

A BEST Hot Process Soap Recipe: Third Eye Soap for Intuition! Spearmint-Frankincense-Eucalytus Nettle Green Soap One of my friends asked me to make some of my Spearmint-Frankincense-Eucalyptus soap for her, so I thought I'd share my recipe with you! I use the hot process method of soap making most of the time because the soap can be ready to go right away, even though you're using sodium hydroxide, which ALL true soap must be made with.

Homemade Glazed Cinnamon Apple Fritter Recipe Homemade Glazed Cinnamon Apple Fritter Recipe. These apple fritters fry up perfectly. Warm, sweet, and just the right amount of cinnamon. The batter turns out perfectly whether you want fluffy, dumpling style fritters or the nice and flat fritters. Your choice… You've got to try this recipe.

What Produce Is In Season Now? What produce is in season now? This post will tell you which fruit and vegetables are ripe and in season. There's a great graphic you can pin to Pinterest to reference any time and you'll never wonder what's in season again. Read on for the post!

Vaping Boom Among Teens, While Drug Use Is Down There is a new trend among teens, namely, vaping. According to a new survey, the number of high school students that use nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes almost doubled in 2018 in comparison with 2017. The vaping boom the most significant single-year increase since the mid-1970s surge in marijuana smoking, as reported by The Associated Press.

Well-Preserved Dinosaur Footprints Uncovered in The UK In a surprising finding, the scientists uncovered no less than 85 well-preserved dinosaur footprints of seven distinct species, dating between 100 and 145 million years. The researchers from the University of Cambridge made this discovery between 2014 and 2018, in the UK, at the cliffs near Hastings.

How an Why Make Bark Bread Combine all of the ingredient and mix thoroughly. Cover the dough lightly with a towel and allow it to rise for one hour. Separate the dough into three loaves or more as desired. Roll out the dough until it is about as deep as pita bread. Back at 425 to 450 for approximately 10 minutes.

Easy Carrot Top Pesto Carrot tops are full of nutrition! So don't throw them out! This carrot top pesto recipe is the perfect side for veggies, soups, meats and more. It's naturally gluten free, vegan and super delicious. This is a super easy to make and tastes great. With just a few simple ingredients, you'll be enjoying fresh homemade pesto in no time.

These 43 Natural Remedies Will Help Beat Your Anxiety Everyone experiences anxiety at some time in their life. Some people only experience it situationally - before a public speech or when they have to see their family, for example. However, many people experience chronic anxiety, and this can be debilitating to the quality of their lives.

Homemade Honey Lip Balm My goal when I set out to make homemade lip balm was to create a recipe that was SO hydrating and nourishing that I only needed to use it one time a day, or twice at the most on really cold days or when I'd been outside a lot. I keep this by my bed, and put on a thick layer before falling asleep - and that's all I need.

Soft & Light Homemade Biscuits If you are looking for a soft, light and delicious biscuit recipe, this one is for you! These bake up so light and tender every single time you make them. Every time I make them the boys run to get them and literally within minutes they are all gone so I always make 2 batches so we have some for our evening meal too.

Homesteaders Just Want To Go Back To A Simpler Time And the goal wasn't survival, it was self-sufficiency. Many tried to make ends meet by selling produce and handmade goods. It was a lifestyle for the "back-to-the-landers," as they were called. Some succeeded; some didn't. What's old is new again. Homesteading is hot as politics roil and automation lurks.

Why You Need A Chicken Coop There are many threats to your chicken flock. Providing your chickens with a coop will help to ensure their safety from many types of predators or conditions. Keeping them safe is a struggle that many farmers have. I've had chickens for many years and seen first hand the threats that chickens can face.

How to Grow Microgreens - Making Money on The Homestead Microgreens are not only packed with nutrients they have a quick turn around as well. It can also be turned into a business depending on where you live. If you are an urban homesteader, you might have some restaurants that would love to buy locally.

Reader Feature: Living Your Homestead Values with Jozie of Playful Heart Homestead I sometimes earn money or products from any of the companies mentioned on this site. Learn more. One of the coolest things about sharing our story through our blog has been meeting other people who are on the same kind of path as us.

How to Make Albondigas Soup for a Satisfying Winter Meal You'll love this Mexican meatball soup on a chilly winter day. The colorful name means "porcupine meatballs."

7 Easy Shrub Recipes Making your own shrubs is very easy and the flavor possibilities are endless. Shrubs are becoming a popular mixer for cocktails and mocktails because they are no-cook, simple to create, and a great first preserve. Here are my favorite 7 Easy Shrub Recipes for you!

Old Adages From Our Homestead Heritage Have you ever wondered about the meanings of the old adages from our homestead heritage? Have you ever said, "I wonder where that saying comes from?" I know I have wondered this many times. I thought it would be fun to delve into some of the ones I learned from my grandparents and great-grandparents as part of my homestead heritage.

Properly Managing Pig Manure Pigs produce up to 10 pounds of manure each day. That's so much pig manure. Every. Single. Day. This means that pig manure adds up fast. What should you do with all of that pig manure? If you have pigs, you need to make sure that your are managing that manure properly.

Applesauce Canning Recipe This post will share an easy homemade applesauce recipe that you can preserve in jars with the traditional water bath instructions OR the steam canning directions. I'll also share my favorite jars for lunch box size portions of this healthy snack!

Delicious Cranberry Chutney This Cranberry Chutney is so delicious. It is so aromatic and has the best flavor. It will become a yearly Thanksgiving favorite that will get you praise each and every single year. It is absolutely berrylicious! Cranberry Chutney is the perfect side to your Thanksgiving meal.

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