Homesteading

Homesteading and Homemaking Link-Up

Homesteading and Homemaking Link-Up

The internet is filled with talented homesteaders and homemakers, and I know from experience that they are the nicest people. (Well, they are at least tied with RV-ers and campers!) I am excited to partner with one of these talented bloggers, Kayla, The Homesteading Homemaker, […]

Comprehensive List of Plants to Grow for Healthy Chickens

Comprehensive List of Plants to Grow for Healthy Chickens

Did you know you can grow plants to ensure the health of your chickens? Several flowers, greens, berries and even vegetables can add to a chicken’s well being in a variety of ways. Chances are a garden is already in the works on your homestead, […]

How to Choose an Egg Incubator

How to Choose an Egg Incubator

There are many choices when considering which incubator you want to use for hatching chicks from eggs. This post will tell you everything you need to know before making a purchase. There are three options available to anyone wanting to hatch their own eggs in […]

Idaho Pasture Pigs

Idaho Pasture Pigs

We have been raising Idaho Pasture Pigs since August 2017 at the Happiest Camper Homestead in Big Stone Gap, VA.  It is a new breed of pigs that are not aggressive and graze for food.  Idaho Pasture Pigs are a medium sized pig that reach a […]

Shop with Your Heart for Farm Animals

Shop with Your Heart for Farm Animals

This Year Shop With Your Heart, And Help Farm Animals In The Process I care deeply about animals, all animals big and small really. But I find it easier to do things for cats and dogs than for farm animals. The ASPCA realized how easy […]

It’s All Temporary

It’s All Temporary

I began this year living in a RV in northern Arizona, and I am finishing it in a house in southwestern Virginia. My home is different. My surroundings are different. My priorities are different. It has been a year of uncertainty, flexibility, growth, and great […]

My CRPS Story

My CRPS Story

November is CRPS awareness month, and, after five years, Dave is ready to share his story with the life-changing disease. “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, formerly known as RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy), is a progressive disease of the Autonomic Nervous System, and more specifically, the […]

Cranial Helmet FAQ’s Answered By A Mom

Cranial Helmet FAQ’s Answered By A Mom

My son wore his first cranial helmet for nearly 4 months before growing out of it. His head looked significantly better, but the measurements could still improve. Making the decision to move forward with a second helmet was easy, despite the 4-hour drive to our […]

Happiest Camper Homestead

Happiest Camper Homestead

It has been four months since we totaled our RV and settled in southwestern Virginia.  The house is (mostly) furnished, and we are no longer going to the store every day to replace missing items.  We are moving out of survival mode and beginning to […]

My Baby Wears a Cranial Helmet

My Baby Wears a Cranial Helmet

Sadler was born with a misshapen head most likely attributed to his position in the womb.  Babies can also get flat spots from sleeping on their back and spending time in one spot in a car seat. Our pediatrician recommended re-positioning Sadler’s head when possible […]