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Homemade Fruit Leather Recipe

Homemade Fruit Leather Recipe

Our 4-year-old is begging for sweet snacks these days, so we set out to make a homemade fruit leather (like a fruit roll-up), made with real fruit and no added sugars. We pulled from what we had on hand–some blackberries picked from our own backyard and frozen last summer, some peaches from a nearby farm,…

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By BarefootMama, March 2, 2020
Spring on the Homestead

Spring on the Homestead

Spring has arrived on our homestead, slowly but surely. The grass is starting to green up as spring blossoms. The purple deadnettle is everywhere. The pear trees are blooming. This is when things come alive around here. We come alive too. The sun sets a little later. We savor the waning light with a few…

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By BarefootMama, April 13, 2019
Growing Elephant Garlic

Growing Elephant Garlic

Our biggest investment of time and resources in our garden is definitely our elephant garlic. It’s a niche item that Bob learned to grow while working on a small farm as a teenager. Today, we cultivate about 1/2 an acre of it. It’s the perfect blend of simple and unique. Elephant garlic is more closely…

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By BarefootMama, June 11, 2018
German “Puffy” Pancake

German “Puffy” Pancake

Every day, she troops out to the barn to collect eggs. “Pick eggs? Pick eggs?” she pleads. She carries them back to the house so proud and, mostly, reverent in her task. Truly, she’s only broken one or two (like when she excitedly shows Daddy her find by knocking them together like rocks…). “Make eggs?…

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By BarefootMama, May 3, 2018
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