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

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

Sunday Meal Prep

  Put 1 whole chicken in the slow cooker Sunday night, then picked the meat off and strained out the gravy Monday morning. Bones go into a big bag in the freezer for stock. Roasted carrots, potatoes, and onions Put 5 cups rolled oats to soak overnight, cooked Monday morning. Ate some for breakfast, then … More Sunday Meal Prep

Buckwheat Pancakes

If you are still here and don’t follow my Facebook page, then you may have been wondering where I’ve been for the past few months.    My husband and I are, of course, over the moon!! I am currently 17 weeks, nearly halfway there already! I started a separate blog called On the Nest to … More Buckwheat Pancakes