Grain-Free Green Bean Casserole

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by brenda on November 23, 2014

If you’re eating grain-free or gluten-free, you might be wondering how you are going to make all of the traditional holiday foods that you used to have. Right now you may be craving pumpkin pie, stuffing, rolls, mashed potatoes, and, of course; green bean casserole. I made up this version when we were on the [...]

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photo credit We sold our farm in February, and moved to an apartment for 2 months. In April, we moved into our home, in a neighborhood, on a 1/4 acre lot. Last weekend someone asked us what the biggest difference was between living on a farm and living in a neighborhood. Can I just share [...]

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Fact: Most Farmers Are Not Rich

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by brenda on July 16, 2014

photo credit: Rosewoman If you don’t know my story already, let me share it with you in brief: We bought a farm, worked it hard, tried to do the full-time-farming thing. We poured so much into our farm–time, energy, money, debt. We had good products, great customers, and yet, we didn’t make it. The farm [...]

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Yesterday I had the privilege of interviewing Pete Kennedy from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Today marks seven years that the FTCLDF has been fighting for the rights of farmers and consumers. I learned a lot from Pete, and I’d like to share what I learned with you: Brenda: So, what are some of the common [...]

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Ruby is almost 7, and enjoys doing all things “Mommy.” She loves taking care of baby dolls, pretending our dog is a baby, putting away groceries, organizing, and of course, helping out in the kitchen! She made up this “recipe” for a dessert and wanted to make it. I taught her how to properly use [...]

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Grain-Free 4th of July

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I have been finding so many great looking GAPS legal 4th of July recipes, I thought I would link up and share them with all of you!   Salads Cucumber Tomato Salad from The Well Fed Homestead Green Bean Salad from The Well Fed Homestead Carrot Raisin Salad from The Well Fed Homestead Blackberry Vinaigrette from [...]

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Getting started with a Dairy Cow

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I found this post in my Que., not yet published. I wrote it back when we lived on the farm. I hope you enjoy it! Meet Violet! She’s our new cow. Isn’t she beautiful? We’ve had her 2 weeks now. For a long time, we wondered about getting a dairy cow, but it was a steep [...]

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How to order a Paleo Chipotle Salad

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My family really likes Chipotle. It’s our “fast food” go to–but admittedly, it’s a bit pricy for a family of 6. I am not complaining though, because I would rather pay for good quality ingredients and know that we are fueling the bodies of our family members WELL. Food is one area of life where [...]

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Free Farm and Garden Calendar

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We don’t live on the farm anymore, but I still love this calendar for knowing what to plant, when. I live in the Willamette Valley, in Oregon. My planting and harvesting dates may be different from yours, because of location and frost dates. I am offering this farm and garden calendar for free. If you [...]

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How to Bless a Farmer

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Typing this up made me cry….For us, and the fact that our “farm dream” didn’t work out….and for other farmers who are struggling. They work SO hard. Trust me, I know.  Treat them well. Do you want to see a change in our food system? BE THE CHANGE. How to Bless a Farmer 1. Visit the [...]

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