The Compound Call *Volume 1, Issue 1*

From the beginning, if asked what our plan was, we shared that the Lord was moving us with several other families from Western NY to East Texas with the intention of buying land together and making a community. It would have been easy and was at times tempting to be evasive or secretive as to be less vulnerable to criticism, but we were excited to be seeing what God was planning for us. Four years later, we still are.  Continue reading “The Compound Call *Volume 1, Issue 1*”

How to Make (and Like!) Kombucha – Part 2

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The last post, I shared how we make our kombucha. In our family, we like our kombucha to be fruit flavored. Super easy and incredibly delicious. Continue reading “How to Make (and Like!) Kombucha – Part 2”

How to Make (and Like) Kombucha – Part 1

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I will admit I did not love kombucha the first time my sweet friend handed me a glassful. After choking on my first sip, I watched in disgust amazement as she easily drank her own down.

I am sure that somewhere in the part of my brain where I make emphatic proclamations that are later ignored, I said never again. Continue reading “How to Make (and Like) Kombucha – Part 1”

Make Your Own Yogurt Cups (Sugar Free!)

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I take a reasonable amount of time to switch from sleeping to being a civilized human being. For this reason it is safer for everyone who might encounter me in the morning that I plan make-ahead breakfasts. Or after-nap snacks. This is one of our many blessed recipes… Continue reading “Make Your Own Yogurt Cups (Sugar Free!)”

How to Make a Gallon of Slow Cooker Yogurt

Last week as we shopped at our new local Aldi, a sweet elderly woman, seeing me grab a container of Greek yogurt, exclaimed she loved Greek yogurt but not the price. I told her that I make a gallon at a time at home for a fraction of the price. We had a mini tutorial right there in the store and she was so openly amazed that this could be done.

I realize that many people shy away from cultured or fermented foods because they seem weird or immoral. But they’re so not that is feels right to share it here with you all. Continue reading “How to Make a Gallon of Slow Cooker Yogurt”

A Beginner’s Guide to Writing a Schedule

In the last couple posts I had been sharing a bit about scheduling (you can read them here and here.)

Because it was a game changer for us, we shared our simple blank schedule template.

I realize, in the beginning a blank template can seem overwhelming when trying to figure out all the things that must be done and how to cram it all in throughout the week. For encouragement and perhaps some inspiration, today I will share my schedule and tips on how to write it. Continue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Writing a Schedule”

What To Do When the Plan Fails…

The last post was about how scheduling can give you a perfect life!!! Not really, but it seems like it for 5 minutes after you have that brand new, the-stars-have-aligned schedule!!! It might even feel nearly perfect on the first day with your fresh ambition to pull the rest of these slackers together and make their life better with your beautifully written plan! Continue reading “What To Do When the Plan Fails…”