Hi there!! Welcome to my blog. Pour a cup of coffee or tea and pull up a chair!
We live on an island off the coast of Maine and my husband, Steve, is a lobster fisherman. We homeschool our three daughters, grow a decent sized garden, make our own herbal remedies, love Jesus, and love to keep laying hens! 🙂
This blog is where I share 25-plus years of homemaking wisdom, some of which was learned the hard way.
I remember being a new mom and feeling overwhelmed with taking care of a tiny human being! Were all the “medical professionals” really right in their pushing of vaccines and meds? Do we really need those things to “stay healthy”? Or is there a better way? How did our great grandmothers keep their families healthy? I started learning (or maybe re-learning?) the time tested, traditional methods of homemaking and taking care of my family, using various books as my blueprint. This blog contains many posts about what I learned along the way and as I learn more, I will share with you! 🙂 You’ll find recipes for home remedies, herbal how-to’s, whole food recipes, and much more.
I’m on a bit of a quest to “live deeply” and my posts tend to reflect that. I love anything historical, including homemaking skills that our great grandmothers knew and took for granted. My ultimate dream is to have a large working homestead B&B on the shore, complete with horses and hens. Trail rides and beachside cookouts and campfires for guests. A large garden from which will come the meals prepared and simply presented. I want to share my love for the simple life with others. This blog reflects that but oh how wonderful it would be to live it to its fullest! 🙂
While you’re here make sure to get your free copy of my e-book “Simple Homekeeping Tips” by clicking on the right side of the top menu on this page. You’ll learn strategies to keep your housework to a bare minimum and also get some free recipes for making your own cleaning products using essential oils (yes, they actually work!!).
Oh and while you’re at it, join our community Faith, Hope & Homekeeping over on Facebook! It’s in the process of being set up but I’ll be sharing lots of Back To Basics Living ideas over the coming year and I’d love to have you be a part of it all.
I hope you enjoy looking around here. If you have any questions or need any assistance, feel free to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m happy to help out in any way I can.
God bless you and thanks for stopping by!