Baby Steps to Build Your Emergency Supply Kit: Week One

Do you have an emergency supply kit for your family in the case of a disaster? According to a survey from Wells Fargo, only 46% of Americans have an emergency kit for everyone living in their home with enough supplies for several days after a disaster.

That’s less than half of the country. That’s terrifying! Especially considering that 84% of Americans live in areas that have experienced some form of natural disaster in the last few years, and 54% live in regions that have experienced severe natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, or earthquakes. 

If that’s not crazy enough, 72% say they or their families have been directly affected by natural disasters at some point in their lifetime. 

Given these numbers, NOT having an emergency supply kit doesn’t make sense.

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Survival Skills to Practice At Home: 8 Basic Survival Skills Everyone Should Know

When people think about survival skills, they usually think about stocking up on food or equipment. Unfortunately, many people find themselves in survival situations without knowing how to use the products they bought or how to be strategic. Having survival skills can come in handy in everyday situations, but they ultimately give you peace of mind. Whenever a disaster strikes, whether by nature or mankind, you want a feeling of calm over you, knowing you can handle it.

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E – Entertainment on the Homestead

Entertainment at home

Okay, I’m a day late with this. Yesterday my husband had the day off and the weather was wonderful, so we took advantage of it to get some major chores done on the homestead. My son was a huge help! He and Jeff cleaned out the goat barn, and let me tell you, that was a huge job.

Everyone was pretty busy yesterday. My daughter got her room clean so she could start painting (something she has been wanting to do since we moved in), I did a little work in the garden and helped with the goats, and by the end of the day, we were pretty worn out. Continue reading

Homesteading from A to Z

It is April 1st and I just decided at the last minute to join the Blogging from A to Z challenge. I am not a spontaneous person; I like a game plan and advanced notice on most things. But hey, this could be fun.

So today I have to start with A. What is a good homesteading topic that begins with A? Well, I haven’t figured that out yet, so I may be a bit late in posting my starting post.

Anyhow, check back soon and I will have my A post up. I hope. 😉

Typical Mondays

It's Monday

It’s Monday


I saw this on Facebook and thought was very fitting. It’s Monday, which means my big work day. Lots of editing and not much time to be outside. It’s only supposed to get up to 33 degrees today, so I won’t want to be outside much, but I do want to see how the new goats are doing. I also want to get some seeds planted in my sunroom. We shall see. Right now I am still waiting for the coffee to finish brewing so I won’t get too ambitious.

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