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Wheat-free Arrowroot Crackers*


  While pondering what I will make with my left-over Arrowroot flour I found other birds-of-a-feather trying the same thing online. The following link has interesting perspectives on the differences between the nutrition of cornstarch vs. the use of arrowroot flour. It seems that you can use them both equally except that arrowroot breaks down […]

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Making Liquid Laundry Soap!


Why make your own? It’s a lot cheaper! Come on you frugal friends…let’s try it. 1 bar of soap (any kind you want)                                                                                                                                                                        1 cup of Borax 1 cup of Washing Soda a big pot ( that holds more than 2 gallons) a grater a funnel a long spoon 2 empty gallon jugs/containers Grate the […]

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A Series on Log House Building #10


Here are some pictures of how we stacked these square logs up one row at a time. We cut the notches in the corners or where inside walls joined the exterior walls. I regret using a simple square notch system, because of the problems that shrinkage produces. At times gaps were created. We overcame this by […]

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A Series on Log House Building #9


We purchased a ‘small’ portable band-saw mill with an extra long track. In fact Hubby over-did it in my opinion. He ordered it with a 60 foot track. We never did use all that length. His reasoning was that he might want to do this kind of thing in the future to make more homes. […]

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Cooking: part 3 – Recipes


Trying to make everything your little ‘ol heart desires is a big undertaking. It would save some sweat on your brow if you don’t think you need every piece of produce ever invented by man. Each time I visit the local grocery I eye things that I want. I often will buy an item or […]

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Mixing the Sausage


So here it is. My sausage making, learning, praying, working day. The first time ever for me. I’ve ground the hamburger with a hand machine before and this one of Bill’s was only bigger, stronger, louder and faster…yay! The meat pieces from the end of the legs with all the sinew (remember?) wasn’t good for […]

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More blood and guts.


This animal makes our little ‘deer success’ minute in comparison. We gave the deer to someone else that was short of meat at Christmas time and then prayed we would still find an Elk. I’m sooo pleased that it happened for us. The big old hind quarter was much larger than my table was prepared for, but […]

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Even though we’ve had lots of weary nights chasing the deer away from our hay, we passed on the temptation to cut one down. They were Flagtails anyway and they don’t have much meat on their bones to boot. Hubby got a tag for a female Mule Deer, but it isn’t for our area. We haven’t seen […]

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