Two Deer

two deer in this picture

Fresh Homemade Butter from Raw Jersey Cow Milk

Yummy. Just made it ten minutes ago. Goes well with sourdough bread.

Thanks to Krampf and his how-to make butter video.

Simplify & Reprioritize

Cezanne still lif

  • less stuff, more quality
  • less busy
  • more self-sufficient
  • less debt
  • less expenses
  • less email/less mobile phone
  • more prayer/Bible study time
  • more family time
  • more teaching of our kids
  • more friends
  • more short family trips
  • more leisure time
  • more reading
  • more gardening
  • more woodworking
  • more writing
  • more music listening
  • more creating art

Homemade Decor

Sometimes making home decor oneself is preferable. It saves money. You get quality. And, it adds a richness to the space because you know you made it. The home becomes more personalized. Here are some samples of what we’ve done.







Homemade Toys

We didn’t have the heart to take away our kids mass-produced toys when we decided plastic is bad. However, I have given them some other ones to throw into the mix. I enjoy the hobby. We save some money on toys. My kids get to play with natural materials and more unique items. Whatever your talents are, I strongly suggest making some fun for your kids. It will make you warm inside. Here are some samples.


wooden dachshund puzzle

wooden grizzly puzzle







Made for our daughter

Here are some items my wife made for our daughter. Once again keeping us from going to the retail stores. Our girl Abbie adored these. A big part of our homesteading philosophy is making things ourselves instead of buying them. Good job wifey!
play items for our girl