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We are a family of seven living on a small Wisconsin homestead. Here you can find resources for cooking mostly from scratch, growing your own food, natural wellness, and having a preparedness mindset.

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Organizing a prepared pantry everyday and bulk pantry storage

Organize a prepared pantry, both everyday and bulk storage

Save money while stocking your everyday or prepared pantry

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I'M jess, former teacher turned homeschool mom of five boys, from kindergarten to high school.

My family and I live on a small homestead in SE Wisconsin, where we have gardens and lots of chickens. I love to sew, cook mostly from-scratch food for my family from my well-stocked pantry, and spend time outside with my fam. I also love helping other moms start homeschooling – so you can learn from all the things I’ve done well and not-so-well over the last 11+ years homeschooling my five kids.


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