Grieving A Loss

It is a fact of life, we are made from dirt and we will return to dirt. We were born and are destined to die at the time God has planned for us. “All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.”  Ecclesiastes 3:20 KJV As a Christian, […]

Featured: Essential Friday’s at Mom Prepares

Today I was very humbled when I went to to enter one of my natural health posts on her new weekly blog hop, when I entered her page to find my image and her kind sentiments!   My post “Ladies, Are You Trying To Be Super Woman?“, was written in an effort to share […]

Coffee With Our Creator

AH HA!!  I caught your attention and I am SO glad! So often we get caught up in life… It sweeps us away and we don’t even realize it. We are so totally consumed with responsibility, care-taking, our work, our struggles, even our joys… We turn around and the 7 am is now 7 pm […]

Protection On The Homestead

Here on our homestead, it is a requirement to not only be prepared for ANYTHING, it is also a necessity to be protected! We live in the northern Idaho wilderness along with the wolves, coyotes, mountain lions, bears and even the Momma Moose who has a reputation for being very violent when you get to […]

Time Spent Today, Are Memories Created For Tomorrow

I’ve been spending time in my kitchen canning.  While canning I have a lot of time to think and reflect and I have been doing both. For one, I am missing the Mountain Boy who is on his summer vacation in Pennsylvania visiting his grandparents and he happens to be my canning partner.   We […]

Marriage – What Does Your Marriage Mean To You?

Marriage is something I hold near and dear to my heart and take VERY seriously! Previously I did a show on my Mountain Woman Radio titled – “Homesteading is like a Marriage”. The bible is the handbook the Mountain Man and I use as the foundation of our marriage.   Our wedding vows will never be […]

What Would Summer Be Without Fresh Vegetables and Healthy Marinades?

It is not officially summer until you start marinading and grilling in the back yard, right? Taking advantage of fresh summer vegetables is only smart. There is definitely no comparison between a fresh tomato and one from the grocery store.  Fresh vegetables are something we add to every meal in the summer months and Lord willing we will have the same occur this winter with our greenhouse!  🙂 In addition to marinades, I LOVE making my own salad dressings too…  Be sure to stay […]

The Profound Blessing of Simple Pleasures

While I sit here in the quiet of another beautiful morning in the Idaho wilderness, I am in awe of all my blessings. I enjoy starting my day early. I start my day by spending some quiet and much needed time with God, typically in a very quiet and wonderful spot. Taking in the sounds […]

The True Blessings of Homeschooling a Special Needs Child

Homeschooling my son Austin has been just that, a True Blessing! Some of you have been following our successes, but for those of you that are new to our story, you may want to read this About the Trayer’s and you may also be interested in hearing how we overcame nearly 97% of my sons autistic […]

Solar Cooking Benefits and Basics

This summer I have been experimenting with solar cooking. What an amazing experience! We live off-grid and solar power is our only form of energy, so being able to cook with the sun in the summer months is a huge advantage. I don’t know about you, but I avoid using my propane stove and oven as much […]