Our Story ~ The Simple Life ~ Living life by Faith

For those of you that are new to following me, here is our story. We have always been very traditional people. Often times put in our own category. We are the kind of people that see the shiny side of the penny and felt God’s grace to grab our boot straps and trudge on. We […]

Traditional way to warm the heart

Being that we live as traditionally as we do off-grid in the northern Idaho wilderness, we are always trying to utilize items that require no power.  We live in an intentionally frugal fashion conserving even when we don’t have to.  We no longer have a microwave or any tools in the kitchen that require power. […]

May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!

From my family to yours, may you all have a blessed Thanksgiving! May your day be filled with the company of people you love, food that you crave, and many blessings and simple pleasures to make this years Thanksgiving a day filled with memories. We are looking forward to a quiet day filled with each […]

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

From our family to yours, may we wish you a blessed Thanksgiving! A day where you may be surrounded by those you love, with a bounty of food, good conversation, a turkey coma and memories that will last a lifetime! We are feeling blessed beyond belief back here in our wilderness playground.  Some people wait […]

What is Self-Preparedness?

I believe this is a good question to ponder these days. Our family lives day to day practicing, teaching and living a frugal self-sustaining traditional lifestyle. We know how to be prepared, but since the devastation of Sandy three weeks ago there are many people sadly realizing they are not prepared enough. I started this […]

Near Death #595 by Hot Sauce

Well it was quite the experience! Let me tell you 1st about the hours leading up to the event. We had guests, many… We’ve been entertaining many different people this year, but this day Glen’s Mom and Dad were joining us. It was a crazy day spent doing many things and one of which was […]

Our log guest cabin was built in 4 weeks

We can say “We did it!” It was a bit grueling, but the mission was accomplished…. To read more about it, click here – http://givenagift.com/?p=885

Thankful for our firewood…

Yesterday it was 30 degrees when I woke at 4 a.m.  The house was still holding the heat, but last night before hitting the hay it was 34 degrees so my wonderful mountain man lite our 1st fire for the season.  Good thing too, this morning it was a mere 28 degrees.  The chickens and […]

Baking with Love

Another Monday in the wilderness. The weather has taken it’s turn toward Fall and we are experiencing low 40’s in the mornings which is so refreshing and crisp. Yesterday’s high was still 103 degrees, but the rest of this week is in the 70’s and 80’s. WOOOHOOOO…. Our lives are so rewarding, fulfilling, gratifying and […]

Hot day… Cold and minty treat….

Our family was blessed with this AMAZING recipe thanks to my wonderful friend, Julianne Primer (http://providencelodge.blogspot.com/) who introduced me to her wonderful friend Enola Gay (http://www.paratusfamiliablog.com).  I LOVE new connections and new recipes.  Both of these ladies live off-grid and just like ourselves – very traditionally and as self reliant as possible. This is a […]