Our Vision

This began as a quick Instagram post for Boots and Hooves Homestead’s #augusthomesteading challenge. But as I entered in my THIRD paragraph, I thought it might work better as a blog post. Watch out, I’m ’bout to get all wordy and melodramatic on you guys… While I know exactly why we are doing this homesteading … More Our Vision

How we eat, and why

When you jump down the rabbit hole of natural living and whole foods, it can be difficult to explain it all. Everything is interconnected, and can seem sort of crazy if you don’t understand the reason behind it. To prevent confusion, misunderstanding, and repetition throughout the site, I have compiled a thorough description of what … More How we eat, and why

Life on the Farm

Hello friends! I wanted to stop in and let you know about all the happenings here on the homestead. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s chat! First and most important, most oh-my-goodness-no-way-yes-way-whaaaaat is… ::drum roll, please:: WE ARE GETTING A COW! A real live purebred Jersey heifer! ::swoon:: She is the most adorable thing … More Life on the Farm

From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success

When we began this homesteading journey a few years back, we knew failure was an accepted part of the process. Trial and error..and error..and error. A success deserves only cautious recognition, a slow motion high five with breath held tightly, always an eye on the periphery, waiting for the tide to come in and take … More From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success

Soaked Pumpkin Granola

The one problem I seem to have in my homemade kitchen is the embarrassing lack of snacks. Store-bought chips, pretzels and crackers are the first things to be eliminated when getting into ‘real food.’ These ultra-processed, highly refined starches have almost zero nutritional value, save the artificial vitamins and minerals that are added in a … More Soaked Pumpkin Granola

Kefir Smoothie

  This is our go-to post-nap snack. Both of our children (ages 16 months and 3 1/2 years) LOVE it, and I love that they love it, as it really doesn’t get much healthier (and they love that I love that they love it, because that means I make it more often). Milk kefir is … More Kefir Smoothie