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About dep31

I am a farm-raised homeschooling mom. I take great joy in making nutritious food that inspires people to take seconds. Thirds, anyone? We are a God-fearing, Christ worshiping family that enjoys good friends and good eats. If the kitchen is clean and the living room carpet is visible, then that's a nice bonus.

Flavors for Kefir and Kombucha

Ok, so I cheat. It would be better, healthier, and overall more granola to use real fruit and all, but there’s only so much time in the day. Someday I’ll get there, and then tell you all about it. In … Continue reading

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Homemade Kefir

How to make kefir at home! Continue reading

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New kittens

We’ve settled in – somewhat – and mostly gotten our minds wrapped around our new place.  We have some new additions to the farmstead.  The two cutest, arguably, are these guys: Because, you know, why have one when two will … Continue reading

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I think it’s a new tradition…

Two things I tend to dread about Christmas: Wrapping presents. Now, I actually enjoy wrapping a present or two. My problem is, I tend to accumulate all the various presents for all the kids plus hubby, and wrap them all … Continue reading

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We have moved!

Do I have pictures?  No.  Well, I have them, but they’re on my phone, and I haven’t figured out how to get the computer to talk to my phone about pictures. The new house is awesome.  It’s massive!  It does … Continue reading

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Big Changes Are Afoot

If you’ve wondered why things have been so quiet on the blog lately, and haven’t been talking to me in person, you might be thinking that life must have been humdrum and boring, and not worth writing about. The reverse … Continue reading

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Homeschool Wars – the After Action Report

As promised – here is the postmortem from last week’s battle royal over the resumption of schooling. There’s nothing like a good solid motivator to get kids to buckle down and get to work. I must confess myself amazed at my … Continue reading

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