Author: Tracy Fredrychowski

A Simpler Way of Life …Day by Day

“The smell of fresh baked bread, a simple walk to the mailbox and laundry drying in the sun are just a few things that keep me grounded to a simpler way of life.” If you’re just embarking on a simpler lifestyle I invite you to take a walk through a typical day in my world.  Before I take you for a walk, let me say that life around our homestead is not always sunshine and roses.  Money is often tight, animals die in your arms, the kitchen floor will be sticky, the dryer might be running on a rainy day, and...

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Living Clean on a Homestead Diet

Why I stopped following the doctor’s advice and started living clean. For years I’ve been told; no-fat, low-fat, low-carb, count calories, low-sugar, high protein, and on and on.  A few years ago I made the decision to stop following all that advice and create a plan to start a healthy clean eating way of life. The food choices we made usually fell on my shoulders, so I wanted to be sure I was feeding my family good healthy “clean” food. Choosing the right foods while avoiding all of the junk foods and processed foods was a real challenge.  But...

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How to Live on Less

How to Learn to Live on Less I had someone ask me the other day if I was going to upgrade my cell phone to the newest version.  I hadn’t given it a thought until I was asked, and then I felt pressure that maybe I should, and maybe I was missing out on something I needed!  Within a few seconds, I came to my senses and remembered who I was and what I stood for, which is learning how to live on less. While most of the world is looking for the next best electronic to hit the market, many homesteaders,...

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How To Dye Eggs Naturally

Dye Easter Eggs Naturally What happens when your eggs are all boiled, dried and ready to color and you have no egg dye?   You go all natural!  You can easily color your Easter eggs with dyes made with things found in your pantry, like fruits, vegetables and spices. Experiment with ingredients such as red cabbage, blackberries, coffee, tea, tumeric and even grape juice. I’m a huge advocate for simple and natural living!  And even though coloring eggs naturally takes a bit longer, knowing there’s nothing chemically added makes this girl happy! Want to know how to dye eggs naturally?...

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Amish Short Story – A Thankful Heart

Amish Short Story – A Thankful Heart The sun was rising above the horizon when Emma and her twin sisters, Rebecca and Anna, left to go to their springtime job at Yoder’s Strawberry Acres.  The dew was still heavy in the air, and the birds were starting to wake up from their nighttime slumber.  Emma was excited at the thought of seeing her best friend Katie and paid no attention to her sister’s bantering. Rebecca was complaining about having to get up so early, and Anna was trying to get her out of her sour mood to enjoy the beautiful...

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Tracy at Our Simple Homestead Hidden away in Central South Carolina is a little farm where we call home. Surrounded by pine trees, chicken farms, and lots of sandy soil we live a very simple lifestyle by the grace of God.

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