Now Live – Back to Basics Bundle 2017

The other day, I let you know about the Back to Basics Bundle – it is now available for you to buy. There are over 70 books and courses covering a wide range of Country Living topics. I’ve listed just some of them below for you, just to give you an idea of what is included.


Back to Basics Bundle


One of my books is included in the Bundle, and I am excited to share the whole kit’n kaboodle with you.

I was involved in last years event and purchased the Bundle for myself. Wow! Chock full of fantastic information, from recipes to meal planners, natural lotion recipes and instructions, animal husbandry, gardening tips….the list went on and on.

Here are just some of the book titles:


10 Minute Prep Freezer Meals

Discovering Sourdough

How to Become a Better Home Cook

Do It Yourself:

10 Ingredients for All Natural Skin Care

How to Make Lye Soap

The Swiss Hill Guide to Cheesemaking

Food Storage:

Pantry & Food Preservation Planner

A Cabin Full of Food

Oh Lardy’s Guide to Fermenting Fruits & Vegetables

Frugal Living:

Six Dollar Family

The Grow Your Money Tree Tool Kit

Healthy Family Meals on a Budget


Edible Landscaping Calendar

Backyard Herb Gardening

Grow More Food ( a course)


8 Pounds in 8 Weeks: Raising Day Old Chicks for the Dinner Table

How to Embrace an Off-Grid Lifestyle

Molly Green (a 1 year Membership)

Natural Parenting:

Lessons from the Homestead

Raising Young Children on the Homestead

Homeschool Planner

Natural Remedies:

Essential Oils 101 Guide & Recipes

Natural Beauty from Head to Toe

Apple Cider Vinegar on the Homestead


52 Week Preparedness Guide

Your Own 72 Hour Kit Plan

One Second After the Lights Go Out

Simple Living:

Back to the Basics: Small Space Living

Proverbial Homemaker Planner

A Simply Homemade Clean


Back to the Basics



Head over to the Back to Basics Bundle homepage and you can take a look through all the ebook descriptions and their authors. There are also several bonus offers too – coupons and discounts from some great companies!



Back to Basics

If you purchase through my link, I will make a small amount of commission, but that’s not the reason I am promoting this to you. I am letting you know about this because it is a library full of resources for you – you can use this information all year long.



The Mother of All Snow Curls

Want to see the “mother of all” snow curls?   Do you know what a snow curl is? Maybe you know it by another name, but if you live anywhere where there is a lot of snow during Winter, you’re probably familiar with them.

Snow falls and lands on the roof. Maybe the weather warms up and the snow slides off the roof. But if it doesn’t warm up, and instead turns colder, the bottom layer of that snow will turn to ice.

Once it turns to ice, it really has to warm up in order for the snow to melt enough to slide off the roof. When it does warm up, you’ve got the perfect storm brewing.

A storm of snow curls, that is. Some of them hang around for weeks.  Here are just a few of the ones at our Valley homestead.


Curl Nov 8

A little baby snow curl begins to grow…



Snow curl


A snow curl in the making. A layer of snow starts to melt in the winter afternoon sun and the snow just starts to slide. Then, it cools down in late afternoon and this happens.



a snow curl in the making


And this….


woodroom 2 jan 18 09

A good layer of snow on the roof of the woodroom.


woodroom snow curl


That layer of snow melts enough to start to curl, but it’s not warm enough to have the snow actually slide off the roof.


snow curl

An awesome snow curl hanging off the back of the woodroom.


Snow curl


Here’s the mother of all snow curls…it surpasses anything we have ever seen in the Valley. This is the snow on the porch side of the house (the side that looks over the garden and pastures.  You can see the lines from the metal roof! Pretty cool, eh?



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