When Angela and I first saw the property which would become Hidden Truth Farms, one of the first things we did was mark out the area she wanted her clothes line. There is nothing more calming than laying down on a set of sheets that have been dried by the fresh country air. Well, 7… Read More DIY Backyard Clothes Line
Grinding out the work week sitting in a cubical staring at a computer screen is something none of us enjoy. Unfortunately the lottery folks have not called yet to tell us we can skip off into retirement, so from Monday thru Friday we deal with the rush hour traffic to and from the office all… Read More Balancing Work and the Homestead
It is amazing how oblivious we are to what we have growing around us. Not saying that in a bad way, I remember as a kid watching my family unleash a full on assault at the first sign of a weed in the yard. Little did we know some of the very plants we were… Read More It’s not just a weed – Eating Wild
I seem to go through occasional bouts of insomnia. I don’t really have a “Trigger” I just find myself not able to sleep when everyone else in the house is counting sheep. Below is one of my favorite teas to help calm my soul and allow me to drift off to sleep. Sleepy Tea 2… Read More Homemade Sleepy Tea
PREPPERS! When some people hear this word they immediately think of tin foil hat wearing, conspiracy theorists salivating at the idea of an apocalypses coming to a town near you. Granted, we have had a few discussions with people who somewhat tilt towards this way of thinking, but for the most part the people you find… Read More The Zombies are coming!
As you know, we absolutely love our garden. Even before we harvest the first vegetable from it, we know it is going to provide for most of our food needs for as long as we continue to plant. But what about those plants growing wild around you? Spending time walking around our property and paying attention… Read More Eating Wild – Green Onions
The girls had company today. There have been other visitors to Hidden Truth Farms since we raised the flagpole in the front yard, but today was a special day. An awesome couple from Chapel Hill contacted us through our Facebook page in search of farm fresh eggs. One thing that is important to us when… Read More Through the Eyes of a Child
With three of us at the homestead, you can imagine we do quite a bit of laundry. Brian & I sat down and figured out we spend over $200 a year in laundry soap. I have a wonderful friend, Lindsey Clark, who turned me on to this AWESOME homemade laundry soap recipe. With three simple ingredients, we… Read More Homemade Laundry Soap
A year ago, we never would have thought we would be homesteading. We were living in the middle of suburbia, surrounded by cookie cutter homes, HOA covenants, a yard I could cut with a weed eater, and we were absolutely miserable! One night, as we were immersed in a gladiator like game of Yahtzee, our… Read More Why we are here!