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, […]

Chicken Plants: Plants to Grow for Healthy Chickens

Chicken Plants: 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 egg incubator you want to use for hatching chicks from eggs. This post will tell you everything you need to know before making a purchase. Egg Incubator Styles Cabinet Style Styrofoam or Plastic DIY Homemade Cabinet Style Incubators […]

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. What is CRPS? “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, formerly known as RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy), is a progressive disease of the Autonomic Nervous System, and […]

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 on a 5-acre homestead 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 […]

Why My Baby Wears a Cranial Helmet

Why My Baby Wears a Cranial Helmet

Our son, Sadler wears a cranial helmet, and we receive lots of questions about it. This post provides some answers about why head needs it and the process to get it. Sadler was born with a misshapen head most likely attributed to his position in […]

Consumerism vs. Minimalism

Consumerism vs. Minimalism

I am a child of the 80’s when consumerism was rampant.  My playroom was filled to the brim with toys of every kind – Barbies, a karaoke machine, board games, dress-up clothes, craft kits, coveted dolls that my grandma stood in line for hours to […]

Thoughts for the Happiest Holidays

Thoughts for the Happiest Holidays

As Christmas quickly approaches, please remember that everything you do is a choice.  You are not obligated to attend every party you’re invited to.  Your cookies do not have to be perfect, if you choose to bake them at all.  Only give gifts that bring YOU joy.  […]