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Heavenly Hot Chocolate

We have had unbelievably frigid weather this winter! Have a few days at a time – or even a week is not unheard of in western Wisconsin, but we have literally had WEEKS of this stuff. We were spoiled with long-running fall like weather for so long that some are saying that is why many have been so sick this winter. I know we have … at least one person in our household has been sick every week since mid-November. It’s been awful. Thankfully we seem to healthy again (crossing  ...

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2017 in review

It’s the end of the year already! How did that happen?! Disclaimer: The links in this post may be affiliate links.  If you purchase any products after clicking on these links, at no additional cost to you, A Simple Homestead will receive a small commission for making you aware of these important resources. One of my favorite business gurus to follow is Tara Swiger. Last December, I joined her program called The Starship. Sadly, I haven’t used the program nearly as much as I  ...

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Christmas biscotti

Christmas is only 2 days away. Are you ready? Or did you suddenly discover that someone important was left off your list? If so, I have a great idea for you: make some Christmas biscotti! You can wrap some up in a bag, tie with a ribbon, pair it with a container of good coffee and you’ll have a gift that will be well-appreciated. The last several years, we’ve given our niece and husband a big box with all that was mentioned.  We open gifts on Christmas Eve and by the time  ...

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Homestead update – October 2017

Much has happened in the last couple of months on our little plot of land!   The biggest news is Opal kicked the {grain} bucket. Opal was the only one left of our original batch of hens. She was older than Little Chick! A couple of years ago she started having leg issues, although we could never identify exactly what was wrong – just that she walked with a limp. Over the course of the last couple of months she spent more and more time sitting. Papa said she was losing weight and  ...

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