Author: Tracy Fredrychowski

Amish Lifestyle Short Story – Change of the Season

Amish Lifestyle Short Story The aroma of apples and cinnamon still lingered on Emma Byler’s scarf as she took a shortcut through the field on her way home. She’d spent the morning making apple butter with some of her friends and was humming Amazing Grace as she made her way through the field.  Spending time at a work folic always put her in a good mood. It was exactly what she needed to take her mind off Samuel and his accident. The change of the seasons gave her new hope that he’d snap out of his blue mood and...

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Beginners Guide to Raising Goats

Quick Start Guide to Raising Goats I’ve always wanted to add goats to our homestead but was always a little nervous since I knew nothing about goats.  As a kid, the only memory of having goats on our farm was that of coming home from church to find a goat standing on our dining room table eating my mother’s lace tablecloth.  I don’t remember what my dad did with that goat but I knew we never had goats again! So see I never was exposed to raising goats.  However, my blogging budding Tracy Lynn (I know, it’s crazy that...

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75 Pantry Staples Every Cook Needs

Are you working towards a well-stocked pantry? Spending time in the kitchen is so much more enjoyable if you have all the pantry staples you need at your fingertips. Making sure you have a well-stocked pantry will make whipping up a healthy meal for your family quick and easy. The list of pantry staples I keep on hand are the essential ingredients that I most often use. Most of my items are relatively inexpensive and have a long shelf life.  My list of go-to recipes have changed over the years as my families likes and dislikes have changed, but...

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Discover 50 Frugal Living Tips

We all could use a few new frugal living tips… I remember when we first started to build our farm money was tight and every penny had to be accounted for.  Over the years I’ve collected hundreds of ways to be frugal. Some of the frugal living tips I’ve used are great while others were not worth keeping.  However, I’ll let you be the judge to see if any of these will make it to your save list. I hope you find a few things you can implement into your life to save you a little bit of money...

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Downshifting to a Simpler Life in 9 Simple Steps  

Start downshifting your life to a slower pace.  Maybe you’re looking for a way to reconnect with your family or find a way to relax and unwind from the stress of everyday life.  If we’re honest, most of us would say that life is complicated, parenting is exhausting, and the thoughts of downshifting to simple living is appealing.  It took us some time to learn how to downshift to a slower pace and find ways to turn our backs on the life we were accustomed to living.  We had to dig deep and figure out what was important to...

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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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