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Momprenuer Monday: Alicia Dodd and Village Homesteading Mundelein

April 7, 2014 Hyacynth 0

Welcome to Mompreuner Monday, where we introduce you to Mom-based businesses in Lake County. Today it’s my absolute pleasure to introduce you to Alicia Dodd, a homesteader who lives here in Lake County and cares for a large piece of land that’s slightly tucked away from the hustle and bustle of suburbia. […]

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Homesteading with Hyacynth

Homesteading with Hyacynth: Houseplants

January 15, 2014 Hyacynth 0

It’s about this point in the winter where I’m so over snow and cold that I could honestly be talked into trading in the house for a van by the sea on the beach. Read on to see what keeps Hyaycnth grounded (besides a home and jobs) during the winter and how you too can green up your home. […]

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Homesteading with Hyacynth: A Perfect Thanksgiving Dessert

November 26, 2013 Hyacynth 0

Sometimes pumpkins steal the show this time of year.

And I’ve gotta tell ya, that’s a shame because there’s another perfect-for-dessert fruit that grows abundantly in our area and deserves a little bit of center stage on the Thanksgiving table: apples. […]

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Homesteading with Hyacynth: Simple Thanksgiving Swaps

November 20, 2013 Hyacynth 0

I don’t know how it’s possible, my friends, but we’ve gotta talk Thanksgiving. And we’ve gotta talk fast because if you’re cooking for the big day, you might want to know some really simple swaps that actually make Thanksgiving healthier and tastier. […]

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Homesteading with Hyacynth

Homesteading with Hyacynth: Halloween Homesteading

I’m trying really hard not to be a buzzkill because if there’s any holiday that makes a homesteading heart want to gallop wildly out of one’s chest { and straight into lush orchard of beautiful, lush apples or somewhere else serene} it’s Halloween. Rest assured that there are options that don’t including handing out zucchini or pulling a drive by squashing. Here’s how our whole-food loving family enjoyed Halloween without gorging on gobs of candy. […]