Recipe Review: Philly Cheesesteak on Mark’s Daily Apple

A few weeks ago, I came across a recipe on Mark’s Daily Apple for Philly Cheesesteak (with Optional Primal Cheddar Cheese Sauce).  I thought the recipe looked like something my family would like, so I saved it.  Tonight, we tried … Continue reading

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Seafood Boil with the Power Pressure Cooker XL

We love seafood boils here at the homestead, so when I saw the recipe in the book that came with my Power Pressure Cooker XL, I was pretty excited.  We modified the recipe to suit our needs, and now we … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Independent Travel with a Leader Dog

Today, I want to cover a very different (and very personal) kind of liberty, freedom, and independence than my readers are used to seeing here ont he blog.  I won’t be writing about the usual topics you’ve come to expect … Continue reading

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Product Review: Power Pressure Cooker XL

For those who follow the Claiming Liberty Facebook page, my review of the Power Pressure Cooker XL won’t surprise you at all.  So far, it’s met or exceeded my expectations, so I thought I’d share my thoughts here on the … Continue reading

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Blind Lady Chronicles?

Because overthinking is the norm for me, my readers have found me all but silent on the blog for far too long. See, I’ve been pondering the direction and scope of The Claiming Liberty Blog, and there’s absolutely something to … Continue reading

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Two Firsts in One Week After Three Years of Backyard Chickens

I’ve had laying hens here at the homestead for three years now.  In that time, we’ve learned a lot.  Who would have thought that we’d have TWO firsts in one week after all this time though? Last week, we got … Continue reading

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Homemade Fodder System for Chickens — Think Beyond Barley

I wanted to build a homemade fodder system for my homestead laying hens, but I’ve had trouble sourcing barley.  Then it occurred to me.  Chickens eat all kinds of grains and seeds, so why hadn’t I gotten growing? Those of … Continue reading

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Fermenting Feed for the Laying Flock

Last Sunday, I started fermenting a batch of corn for my laying flock.  I’ve never fermented feed for livestock, so this has been an entirely new experience for us.  So far, so good though. This first batch of corn came … Continue reading

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Spring is in the air — someplace else!

The kids had yet another snow day today.  That means that since President’s Day, they’ve had five snow days, and I want to say that there’ve only been days in that same timeframe where there hasn’t been a two-hour delay. … Continue reading

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“Get Better” Soup

This soup is a crowd favorite around here regardless of what’s ailing us.  Whether it’s a cold, the flu, or a nasty stomach bug, this chicken soup is sure to soothe and heal whatever has you feeling lousy. Ingredients: 1 … Continue reading

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