Month: January 2018

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent {Lemon Scented}

The object of cleaning is not only scrubbing dishes and folding laundry, it is providing an environment in which you and your family can thrive. I started making homemade cleaners and detergents when my family embarked on the journey toward natural and sustainable living. We…

Garden Planning

I am not sure why, but every year January flies by – probably the busyness of holidays and birthdays clustered together. It is nearing February, and I have yet to start my seeds. That is my main To-Do for this week. We hosted our…

Beef Bone Broth

The taste of warm broth from healthy bones is what people have savored over multiple generations. Stocks were sold in early restaurants, and weary travelers were often greeted with the comfort of a hot mug of bone tea. At Spengler Farms, we insist on…

How to Make Meaningful Connections with Your Children – when you are busy.

“If I have done anything, even a little, to help small children enjoy honest, simple pleasures, I have done a bit of good.” – Beatrix Potter As parents, we all have those thoughts creep in day – after day – after day. Am I making…

Shortages at Whole Foods Stores – How can we fix this?

Featured Image from Business Insider. “A Whole Foods Store in West Hartford, Connecticut. Photograph by Derek Beere.” A recent article was published outlining the effects of a newly implemented system at Whole Foods Stores. This new system, OTS, or order-to-shelf, has cost saving benefits…

When did you start?

We all have dreams and goals. Some are big – others are small. The hard work, dedication, and trust it takes to reach those goals is what makes them daunting. Maybe you are an accountant or secretary, sitting at your desk – dreaming of…

Nourishing 36 hour Chicken Stock – or is it bone broth?

What is the difference between Stock and Bone Broth? Actually, not much. They are practically the same product, with different names. Stock and bone broth are almost always made from vegetables and bones. The main difference between the two is that stock is cooked…

Cheddar Herb Biscuits

Today we had our first snow in Kansas, and the kids were so excited! Well, their momma was excited too. We had our overalls, gloves, and coats on – ready to take care of the animals – as soon as the sun was up….

Wellness

Let me guess… You have heard a ton about essential oils. Maybe even too much. It’s true they have become a bit of a fad, but for very good reason. Essential oils are extremely high quality, and an important asset in each and every home….

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