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Kristy Ziegler at Kids on the Homestead—Uncensored
Kids on the Homestead—Uncensored
Having an "I can do this” attitude is essential in starting and maintaining a homestead, unless the person with the attitude is 3 feet tall and picking all your veggies several weeks early. In this blog, get practical homesteading tips for managing the extra "help” you get from the jelly-covered, chicken-chasing, two-legged tomato smashers we call our children.

05/05/2014 - Homestead Parenting: You Have to Think Outside the Box
When my oldest son was 4, we found out we would be having another baby near the end of October. Over the next several months, we tried to prepare my son for becoming a big brother.

04/29/2014 - Tornadoes and Storms: Offer Your Neighborly Support
As I sat down to my computer, coffee in hand, to add the finishing touches to this week’s post, the television in the next room caught my attention. The stories of total destruction, flooding and so many lives lost are a somber reminder that we are constantly at the mercy of Mother Nature.

04/21/2014 - An Earth Day Promise
I once read Earth Day (April 22) was celebrated in nearly 200 countries by almost a billion people, yet it seems to vary in its significance to each individual.

04/14/2014 - DIY Natural Easter Baskets
The Easter basket—stuffed with chocolate bunnies and golden eggs—is a widely accepted symbol of spring.

04/07/2014 - Impatient Kids? 3 Ways to Keep Them Interested in Gardening
Patience is a virtue that my children do not possess. With many of our seeds safely tucked beneath the cool rich soil of the garden, the question of "when" has become a form of tot-sized interrogation.

04/02/2014 - Kid-Friendly, Animal-Friendly Homegrown Feed
Feeding animals out of the garden during summer is a great way to save a little money on feed, as well as provide the health benefits of natural homegrown fruits and veggies. For our little farm hands, though, it can also mean inadvertently making the animals sick.

03/25/2014 - Death on the Homestead
"But Momma, you can fix him! Right?” No parent wants to hear her child cry these words. We want to be superheroes to our youngsters, and we feel guilty when the cape just doesn’t work.

03/18/2014 - Poop Inspection: The First Step in Homestead Health
It never ceases to amaze me how much of my life revolves around feces! From baby diapers to golden compost, much of my day is spent cleaning, shoveling or scooping poop.

03/12/2014 - 3 Household Changes to Transition to Spring
Spring forward! Oh, how I love those two little words! They mean longer days in the sun, beautiful blooms, new farm babies, play time in the dirt—and did I mention sunshine?

03/03/2014 - DIY Kid-friendly Mardi Gras
The southern-based Mardi Gras tradition has crept across the country, and even the world, as masses of people hit the streets in search of the coveted beads and moon pies.

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