Category Archives: Blogs

Rabbits at the Homestead — Goal or Dream?

I once remember hearing Dr. Phil say something along the lines of, “The only difference between dreams and goals is timeline.” In the case of the Wittekind homestead, that sentiment definitely holds true, so I’ve decided to set goals rather … Continue reading

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Civil Air Patrol Adventures in Cheap Boots

At this weekend’s Civil Air Patrol Indiana Wing/Great Lakes Region Conference, I learned the most valuable lesson of my CAP career.  Cheap boots and my feet are a terrible match for one another!

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My Daughter, Budding Photographer

I’m so proud of my daughter.  She seems to really have an eye for photos, and she’s able to do a lot with her tablet and a simple app.  Maybe I’m biased, and I’ll confess that my opinion probably doesn’t … Continue reading

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Spring Chickens Laying Easter Eggs

There’s nothing like the taste of farm-fresh eggs, but when you don’t have to dye them come Easter time, you end up with some serious function stacking. Easter Eggers aren’t high production birds by any means, but they’re pretty fascinating.  … Continue reading

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Warmer Temps Inspire Big Ideas

Now that the barrier fence is up, I can’t help but think about other outside projects that I’m just itching to get started.  The weather is taunting me, and the wheels are turning for sure! It seems unseasonably warm for … Continue reading

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Blind Lady Chicken Drama

So picture this.  You’re driving down a rural highway in Indiana, and you see a white-haired old lady hobbling along the shoulder followed by a blind lady who’s carrying a dog food bowl with grain falling out of it.  Behind … Continue reading

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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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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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