Fat Aloes, New Raised Beds, and A Stinky Dog

This morning was all about fat aloes, new raised beds, our sweet but stinky dog Ruth, and my kids on my little organic farm. Note to Self: Sunscreen. Long sleeves. Shade. 😜 My original farm plan included an aloe crop and I’m embarrassed to admit I let it run wild when my plans fell through. […]

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The Dirty Truth About Thrift Store Shopping

The list of things I won’t buy at a thrift store is short: shoes, underpants, and anything hygiene related. I once borrowed a pair of shoes from a friend-of-a-friend and got athletes foot. I don’t want to think about a stranger’s cooties on undergarments and no way am I stuffing someone’s used toothbrush in my […]

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A Camping We Will Go!

Prepping for a birthday camping trip with all the kiddos and my sweet Momma is no small feat. We’re talking about gear, snacks, and supplies for an outdoor and adventure loving 1-year-old, tween, preteen, teen, and three adults (ages withheld ha!). http://ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?rt=ss_mfw&ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fhaplitmom-20%2F8001%2F6d61e6e1-0f64-49ce-b652-08f0f506dae3 Amazon.com Widgets 7 people and yes, that is a three room tent. This […]

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Penny’s 4 Minute (or less!) BLT

There’s cattle to tend, goats to feed, paperwork to file, social media (customer service) to respond to, bills to be paid, and a ton of other stuff to do but your tummy is growling and the kids are getting downright hangry! OH NOES! WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO?! You are going to make Penny’s 4 […]

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Weekend Warrior: 21 Prepper Skills

Prepping is a practical skill that can benefit any household. Even if you don’t think the poop will ever hit the fan, our families don’t have to suffer so much (if at all) when the next natural disaster hits or if a political/economic decision or act of war affects our food or household good supply […]

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Easy Ant Repellent

Ants. Ants everywhere! You don’t want to wait until you have an infestation that feels like the scarab attack scene from The Mummy but you aren’t ready to call in a pest control specialist yet either. So, What Do You Do? The fastest and easiest thing to do is mix about a 1:8 mixture of […]

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Pet Emergency Preparedness

It’s sad but true: in an emergency, pets are often left behind because there simply wasn’t enough time to grab them and their stuff. Images from the aftermath of disasters like Hurricane Katrina illustrate how lost they are, how sad and grief stricken their human family members are, and the dangers that first responders face […]

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