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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.

06/02/2014 - How I Cope With ADD on the Farm
Over my lifetime, I developed many coping mechanisms for dealing with adult ADD, but when I had a baby, quit my job and moved to the farm, I finally began to see how it impeded my life.

05/26/2014 - Plant Firm Foundation and Your Dreams Will Take Root
As homesteaders we value the importance of foundation with all we do. With everything we build, grow and raise, our eyes are constantly focused on the future, and therefore, focused on ensuring a solid start.

05/19/2014 - 5 Tips for Surviving Farm Injuries
As much as we hate to admit it, farm injuries happen. In my most recent debacle, I learned a few tips to minimize the pain of going through the healing process.

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.

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