Practical Tips to Using Your Stockpile Greetings from the HillTop! Although it's not been a ridiculously cold winter like expected thus far, winter still does not make me want to venture outside. Especially if it means venturing out to the grocery store. My family has been working on through a pantry challenge this month. With … Continue reading Shopping From Your Own Pantry to Save Money – Part 2
What Items Are Best to Keep? Happy New Years from the HillTop! I have been reflecting over holidays, like many people, about plans, goals, and changes for this year. Each family will have goals set specifically to their household's needs. However, as we have seen changes the past few years to our supply chains and … Continue reading Shopping From Your Own Pantry to Save Money – Part 1
Greetings from the HillTop! Are you gardening this year? The benefits of gardening outweigh any aversion to not having a garden. There has been a local food movement over the past decade and the pandemic kept moving it forward. People were home and bored, looking for things to do. To pass the time, people started … Continue reading Garden Extras
Hello from the greening HillTop! Spring is here! Although it is a typical Western Pennsylvania spring, one day we have seventy degree weather and the next we have snow. The great outdoors cannot seem to decide what it wants to do. Spring is underway based off the garlic growing my raised beds, not to mention … Continue reading Ready to Spring Into Action
Hello from the Hilltop! These two past years have been some of the most unexpected years with the global pandemic. In the beginning, the unknown was so scary that it changed how many people handled normal life. People looked for ways to deal with childcare, schooling, work and managing a new way of doing simple … Continue reading Post Pandemic Homestead Changes
Hello from the HillTop! Like many parents, I deal a lot with introducing my children to a variety of foods. In some cases, my daughter could be considered a picky eater. She does not eat a variety of what is deemed "kid food." Even though, she eats a wide range of foods at home. While … Continue reading Vegetables Your Kids Will Unknowingly Eat
Have you been wanting to start a garden? Did you have a garden before, but felt overwhelmed? Check out our latest blog on gardening questions to help you narrow down what you need.
I enjoy gardening. Personally, I deal with anxiety and depression, gardening has become a strong, stable point helping to keeping my anxiety at bay. Beyond that, gardening has also helped me to keep costs down for our groceries, while providing healthy food for my family. While gardening these last few years, I've watched and learned … Continue reading What Gardening Teaches Children