Tips for Starting the GAPS Diet

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by brenda on January 6, 2015

It’s that time of year again! All of the advertisements and sales are about: working out/getting fit diets organizing Since this isn’t an exercise blog, and I (ahem) don’t exercise enough (don’t quote me on that one…I’m changing tomorrow, right?), I won’t be telling you to pull out your yoga mat or sprint a half […]

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Social Media is an important part of running a small business. It’s important for small farms, too. The problem is, most farmers don’t have time for social media marketing. And, they may not know the ins and outs of it, because they haven’t spent many hours there. Do you enjoy social media? Do you have […]

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GAPS Recipes (Roundup)

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by brenda on December 26, 2014

How many of you are thinking about “going GAPS” since the holidays are over? You want to finish up the last few sugar cookies and the last half of the pie you made, then start, right? I get it. Well, I want to make it easy for you to find GAPS Intro recipes. You can […]

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Grain-Free, Nut-Free 5 Layer Bars

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by brenda on December 22, 2014

I’m *trying* to eat mostly grain-free again–with a few cheats here and there. I’ve been chatting about it over at my GAPS Facebook group. Come check it out and join the conversation. So, I’m trying to eat grain-free, all the while looking through Pinterest for Christmas recipe ideas. Not a good mix! I saw someone […]

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How to Set up a Farm Store

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by brenda on December 17, 2014

  I miss our Farm Store. I want to share with you today how we set it up–what we included, what we learned, and what made it successful. Start with a Cozy Space This might be difficult to come-by on a farm. We used a room that was part of our home that had an […]

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Gardening in the Winter: What I’ve Learned

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This time next year (December, January, February, and beyond), I want to have fresh veggies in my backyard. I haven’t done it yet, but I am going to. The idea has always intrigued me. I feel like, to be truly self-sufficient, one would have to plant a winter garden. It’s what our great-great-grandparents would have […]

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The Flu Vaccine Won’t Protect You from the Stomach Flu

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Image Credit This might be obvious to some of you, but to others this statement will be shocking: The Flu Vaccine Will Not Protect You From the Stomach Flu Vomiting is not fun. I can’t imagine anyone would sign up for the stomach ‘flu,’ aka Gastroenteritis, voluntarily. In fact, some people are so afraid of […]

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What to Buy a Homesteader for Christmas

December 5, 2014

Homesteaders, wonderful as they are, are a different kind of folk. While most of the world is wishing for new technology and bling this Christmas, homesteaders are looking for something different. Remember this post, Money and Possessions Don’t Feed You? Homesteaders “get it.” If you love a homesteader and you don’t know what to get […]

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Black Friday Awesomeness

November 27, 2014

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!  I don’t like sounding sale-sy, and I don’t post things like this often. I have to share, though, today is always the best day of the year to get stellar deals from real food bloggers.  If you’ve been drooling over real food meal plans and e-books, this is […]

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Grain-Free Green Bean Casserole

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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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