Simple Chicken Recipe

Simple Chicken Recipe
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This recipe is so simple, I almost feel silly posting it. but the fact is, it’s been a phenomenal time saver for me.

I’ve become slightly obsessed with weekly food prep where you prepare a bunch of components for meals several days (or a week) ahead of time, and store them in the fridge. Have you ever tried it? It’s a genius way to save time in the kitchen, and this simple chicken recipe is one of the very best, most versatile components you can make. It’s a great way to turn a salad into a full meal (which I’ll address below), or to throw over fettucinni… Read More »

What Do You Need To Get Started With Dairy Goats?

What Do You Need To Get Started With Dairy Goats?
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I’m a strong advocate of the family dairy animal. Milk cows are great of course, but let’s be honest, cows are a huge undertaking. A goat isn’t as big of a leap, because they’re not any bigger than a large dog. Or you could get a nigerian dwarf, and they’re not any bigger than a small dog.

Anyway… I like the idea of all of us going back to the land a little bit, and being more self sufficient. 

I like the idea of families drinking milk that’s really, truly healthy - not that commercial, sterilized stuff you see on shelves. 

I… Read More »

Canning 101

Canning 101
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I’ve always been hesitant to delve into the topic of how to can, but since canning has always played such a significant roll in how we store our food, I think it’s time to change that. It also happens to fit quite nicely with the whole theme of this website - being a Frugal Farm Wife.

But the thing is, I’m not exactly a Ball Blue Book adherant. See, I grew up for the most part, in an Amish-ish community. Everybody canned, nobody used Read More »

The Best Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

The Best Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
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Chicken pot pie is one of my favorite dinners. And this is the best chicken pot pie recipe. Why? Well, it’s delicious obviously, but also very nutritious with the incorporations of vegetables, meat, and cicken broth. Especially when you use homemade chicken broth.

I’m so happy to have a good gluten-free pie crust recipe to use for these. Chicken pot pie is one of my favorite comfort foods. It does take… Read More »

My Dairy Goat Adventures: Part 5 Business Lessons

Welcome to our last installment of My Dairy Goat Adventures! If you’re new to the series, click here to get up to speed!


In our first year of “commercial” dairying, I wasn’t really sure how to handle things, and was glad that a few of our customers were also friends who could give us feedback as we tested the waters of this new milk business.

But… Read More »

21 Uses For Egg Cartons

21 Uses For Egg Cartons
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We eat a lot of eggs, and that results in a lot of egg cartons. We’ve been storing these egg cartons up, using a few here and there, but not nearly all of them, so I decided to look into ways to use them, rather than just throwing them away. It’s amazing all the fun things you do with them!

  1. Give them to local small farmers. Almost every chicken owner I know, myself included, has at one time or another been in dire straights for egg cartons, and would be more than happy to take them off your hands. Who knows? You might get a few free eggs out of the… Read More »

Homemade Slow Cooker Chicken Broth

Homemade Slow Cooker Chicken Broth
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I love chicken broth. It adds so much flavor and nutritional value to our cooking.

Chicken broth is an awesome addition to soups, rice, gravy, sauces… and the list goes on. And like most things, there is just no comparing what comes off the shelves, with what you can make yourself. Like homemade lunchmeat. There’s just no comparison.

Homemade chicken… Read More »

Homemade Tummy Butter Bar / Stretch Mark Cream

Homemade Tummy Butter Bar / Stretch Mark Cream
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I’ve fallen in love with making my own body products lately, in case you haven’t noticed, and I think one that I’m most proud of is this tummy butter. Lots of tummy butter and stretch mark creams use things like almond or avocado oil - which are excellent - but you can’t just walk into a local store and pick them up. I also try to keep my supplies as streamlined as possible - that’s the big reason I don’t have a lot of fancy oils - so you can imagine how happy I was when I found out that olive oil works terrifically in their place. 

Now,… Read More »