Hello and welcome to Moose Head Homestead! This blog is to share the adventures of a simple homestead in the Midwest. I share about real food, homesteading, prepping, outdoor activities, getting back to basics, encouragement, God's beauty, and of course Miss Daisey Mae! Thanks for stopping by! 🐔🐥🐾🦋🌿
Found some great material at an Amish community store. I love their fabric stores. Such nice things to chose from. I will be working on this sometime soon.
We took our son, Hunter, to the new high school he will be attending next year. He tested high enough to be enrolled in Honors Algebra, Honors English, World Geography, Biology, Spanish, a couple technology/computer classes, Health/PE, and can you believe drivers ed already??? Crazy. I'm still getting used to him turning 15 at the end of the summer...And I can't believe this is my last year homeschooling him. We have homeschooled him for 9 yrs (well really his whole life) ;) Of course we will continue teaching him life lessons every day. :)
My husband got most of our garden boxes filled last weekend. I will be planting potatoes this week along with a medicinal herb garden. I'm so glad he helped fill those boxes as I was/am pretty weak. I know once the crops come in that I will be ok to harvest and can, but things are just getting so hard to do. I am trying to do what I can...
God has been drawing me closer to Him and guiding me in some of the changes that I am making in regards to my gentle and quiet spirit. My husband has been encouraging me in this area. I'm really just trying to slow down and enjoy the day to day without it overwhelming me. I tend to lose my gentle and quiet spirit if I'm overwhelmed. ;)
Our washer broke down after THREE MONTHS (transmission) and the place we bought it from is so terrible with getting it fixed. :( They got the part in, but then didn't call the number I gave them to set up the appt to come fix it. So because we missed the call yesterday to schedule it, they can't get to it until Saturday. :( I explained to them they didn't do as I asked and call my number to schedule so it wasn't my fault we missed the chance to schedule. Sorry is all they could say. Can I just tell you I was upset. We will be out a washer for a week. I don't have time to sit in a laundromat or pay someone to do it. Ugh! But, I have no choice now. I will NOT buy anything from Dick Van Dyke again...Don't they know how important a washer is to a keeper at home???
Ok...breathe in breathe out. I think I failed with the gentle and quiet spirit. Will try again tomorrow. ;)
I pray you all are having a great week! Blessings to you!
These are a tasty treat when you need a boost of energy! Packed with protein from the peanut butter and oats, these will help you power through a workout. The fiber in the oats and the good fat in the peanut butter will keep satisfied until your next meal. Give them a try! As always, use organic ingredients when possible. Peanut Butter Power Balls
2/3 c organic peanut butter
1 t vanilla
2 T raw honey
1 c quick oats
1/2 c mini chocolate chips (use Enjoy Life if dairy free) Shoot for dark chocolate.
Add peanut butter, vanilla, and honey in a bowl. Mix well. Add in oats and chips and mix until well incorporated. Use a small cookie scoop and roll to make small balls. Makes about 18. Enjoy!
To change it up, you can replace 1/4 c of the mini chocolate chips with dried cranberries and dried apricots. So good!
I love the flavors in this bowl! It is one of my husband's favorites and it doesn't even have meat in it!
I hope you give it a try and love it as much as we do. You can adjust the heat by adding a bit more cayenne if you'd like. Remember to use organic as much as possible, especially for the corn!
Elote Sauce 4 T dairy free plain yogurt 2 T vegan mayo 1/8th t cayenne 1/2 lime zest 1/2 lime juice pinch of salt & pepper to taste Mix and set aside
Bowl cooked rice of choice (I like jasmine) 1 can chickpeas 1 can corn 1/2 lime zest 1/2 lime juice pinch of salt & pepper radish pumpkin seeds cilantro
Thinly slice radish and chop about 2 T of cilantro. Add lime zest and juice into a small bowl. Heat skillet with a bit of coconut oil and crisp the chickpeas. Cook undisturbed for about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl with lime zest and juice and sprinkle with a pinch of salt & pepper. Add corn to hot skillet and cook, shaking pan occasionally, until blackened in spots. Sprinkle with salt.
You know the slogan. Milk does a body good. Well, no, not really.
Dairy has been shown to have a negative affect on endothelial cells. This cell layer is a one cell thick lining of all of our blood vessels. Endothelial cells manufacture a protective molecule of gas called nitric oxide, which protects our blood vessels. It keeps our blood flowing smoothly, it is the strongest dilator of our blood vessels, it inhibits the formation of blockages, and it inhibits inflammation.
Dairy, along with all animal products, damage that layer of endothelial cells in our blood vessels. Without that functioning layer, nitric oxide cannot be produced. Without enough nitric oxide, the plaque blockages build up eventually creating heart disease and strokes.
Dairy is loaded with hormones. Even if you buy organic milk without recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), it will still have high hormone levels. Why? Because dairy cows are always kept pregnant so they have lots of circulating hormones that pass to…