Turning the travel trailer into a tiny home.

So down the road from where our homestead property is this guy took a travel trailer and turned it into a tiny home so we decided to do the same! So this weekend we built and put a roof on our t.t. now my husband built this all him self and we weighed the options put a new roof on the t.t it’s self (because the center of the original roof is completely rotted.) which would be 3k or put a carport or metal building over it that would be 6,000.00 bucks or build a roof? The building of the added roof won as it was only 1,000.00 bucks!!! So he framed it all up on the ground, used the bobcat and a attachment that he made and lifted it all up their and screwed down the frame of (supports) to the outter edges of the t.t which are the heaviest built so that way when the snow falls the weight will be evenly distributed across the t.t just as it would be without it. And it turned out amazing!

The best pickled eggs

These are by far the best pickled eggs ever and are super easy!!! I always boil my eggs for 30 minutes so the shell comes off easy, and it’s the only thing that has ever worked for me! Boil for 30 then put under cold water. After I shell them I put them in a mason jar, then I add in all the magical left over juices from pickles, jalapenos, pepperchinies and pickled garlic. I pour in equal parts tell the jar is full! Give them about 2 days and bam! Best pickled eggs ever!!!

City life

Ugh I really just hate it! So while we are working on our off grid /homestead, we still have to pay bills,which means we gotta go work, which means we gotta live in the city for about another year and a half then everything will be paid off and we will have zero bills!!! We can totally just make money off of the homestead and live completely comfortable so until then during the week we are stuck in the city. So I have decided instead of paying the money to put in grass and do all the work and pay the high water bill . that it would be better to turn the crappy backyard (cuz it was crappy when we moved in) it would be better to build a garden that way I can start canning food, I can start drying food, I can totally start doing all that stuff and get a head start for when we are finally set up on our cute little Homestead so this is what I did. our backyard was already dirt when I moved in and why put down grass when you can’t take it with you especially if you’re renting a place so here is the start of our awesome little back yard garden. I will probly plant seeds tomorrow!

Puppy paw balm

Hi everyone it’s been a crazy holiday! Everyone is good! My goats milk soaps have taken off!! I’m so happy hopefully I can keep on this awesome roll!! One of my new products though is not for humans( I’m sure u could use it if u wanted too but I made it for our 4 legged fluffy friends!!!)

With winter and even in summer we are outside alot! And I mean alot and our dogs are always with us, well this winter we got some good freezing rain, then it snowed, then melted, then froze really hard, my poor doberman Zhenna

Runs 100 MPH everywhere lol and some how has been cutting her pads up real bad so I decided I would make a batch of balm up for her and see if it worked??? I used the balm on all 3 of my dogs and it’s amazing!!! Her pads have heeled up and they don’t get cut anymore when she’s runing about on the frozen ice! I was worried it would leave greesey stains on the floor and carpet,.. nope not that I can tell anyways, and they don’t slip and slide on the floor or on the snow like I thought they would either. So needless to say I am in  love with this puppy balm and here is how u can make it!!! 

This recipe will make 16oz 

1 cup of coconut oil

1tbs of avocado oil

2 liquid omega 3 fish oil caps ( I poke with a safety pin and squeeze out) 

2 vitamin e liquid caps ( squeezed into bowl also) 

3 cups of all natural bees wax 

Put all ingredients in a double boiler and melt, when it’s melted pour into tins or jars and then add calendula to the oil , let stand for about 1 hour just to be safe then u are good to go! Just apply to your puppies paws every time before u let them out! And it has a very long shelf life! If you don’t want to make it  your self you can always buy it from me directly! Just send me a comment on here and I will let you know how!!!

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Up and running!! 

Oh my heck I have been so busy!! So let’s dive in!! My Nigerian dwarf had 3 beautiful babies and I have been milking her! Her babies are 3 weeks old so I pull them off and put them in their own pin at night and milk the doe in the morning I have been getting almost 2 pints!!! So I have started making soaps and body washes!! On top of that I have been making bath bombs and body scrubs!!! 

You can check them all out at sunflowerblossomhw@etsy.com

On top of that I have been bottle feeding my other two Nigerian dwarfs and they have been growing so fast!! My wonderful mare is pregant and due any day any minute!!! So so excited!! And today was first day as a cake decorator!!! So much fun I will be sure to keep you all posted thanks for following!!! 

Back to Basics: 5 Ways To Make Toothpaste At Home

By Theresa Crouse – SurvivoPedia You grow your own food, you use coconut oil for moisturizer, and you clean your house with vinegar and maybe lemon oil. Why? You probably do it for a number of reasons. You want to be self-sufficient, you don’t want to eat or clean with toxic chemicals, and you want to […]

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Easy Ways to Go GMO-Free (and Why You Should)

By Daisy Luther – The Organic Prepper Welcome to Foodie Friday.  This is the GMO-free edition! Want to make your kitchen GMO-free? This week’s round-up is loaded with news, tips, and recipes that can help!   This feature is chock-full of all things food related: news, preservation, and delicious real food recipes.  As always, I […]

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How To DIY A Greenhouse: 9 Projects For Your Homestead

By Chris Black – SurvivoPedia Today’s article is as green as it gets, because it’s about DIY-ing greenhouses. How do you build a greenhouse, you ask? The easy answer is: you build a house and you paint it green. Ok, I am kidding, but today’s article is about the basics of DIY-ing your own-personal greenhouse, the […]

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12 Must Know Before Expanding Your Livestock

By Lisa Tanner – SurvivoPedia Animals add a lot of value to the homestead. They provide companionship, food, furs, and more. However despite all the benefits, animals are a lot of work. If you’re contemplating bringing a new animal home to the farm, there’s a lot to think about first. Animals should never be an impulse […]

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Hobby Homesteading: 3 Backyard Livestock Breeds Every Home Should Have

By  Tess Pennington – Ready Nutrition   Given the state of our economy, many suburbanites and rural homeowners are resorting to raising their own small livestock in order to slash their budgets and provide food essentials for their family. Because of this increase in suburban homes keeping livestock, many are taking a stand against HOAs to change their intolerant policies on […]

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