Healthy Living

Homestead Fair 2018

Hello everyone! I hope all is well with you since our last visit. We are enjoying this wonderful cold weather. It even snowed here a week or so back. It wasn’t anything big, just a few flurries, but we’ll take it.

My family and I just returned from Waco, TX where we attended the Homestead Fair at Homestead Heritage. The fair is held every year on the Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving. This is our third fair to attend. They have been having the fair for around thirty years.

We had a wonderful time. They have several seminars on sustainability, gardening, poultry care, goat care, horse training, sheep dog demo, etc. There is so much going on that you would need to be there when it starts Friday and stay until it is over Saturday. We had to just pick out the things we were most interested in and plan our days.

There is live music twice a day and we made sure we were present for every one of those. Their choirs and musicians are phenomenal! They are probably the best I’ve heard. There is a variety in their music. There was bluegrass, folk, and of course choirs. They have 2 children’s choirs, a youth choir and an adult choir. I’m a musician and singer and I’ve heard a lot of music in my lifetime, but these people have unbelievable talent.

They are also talented in many other areas. They make quilts, clothing, brooms, candles, soaps, baskets, pottery, musical instruments, etc. There are those who do painting, do wood working, spinning, etc. You name it and they probably do it.

They have a new and improved food court where they serve several different kinds of food. They have Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian, American, etc. All the food is grown on the homestead. It’s all either organic or natural. It was all delicious.

If you ever have the opertunity to go to the fair, I can tell you that it would be well worth your time and money. I highly recommend it. We have made it an annual trip for our family. I can’t believe it’s already over for this year, and I’m looking forward to the next one.

For more information about Homestead Nutrition, or to make an appointment, see the top of the page for contact info. Have a healthy and blessed week!

Healthy Living

Taking Care of the Farm

Hello everyone! I hope your week is going well. I have skipped out on writing a week or so. This may be more frequent over the next couple of months as we enter the holiday season and do a bit of traveling.

Last week on Thursday and Friday I took care of the farm while my parents took my grandparents to Canton, TX to the huge fleamarket. They left around 3am in a terrible storm. Thankfully they didn’t leave at 1am as they had originally planned. If they had, chances are they would have been in grave danger as the weather was very bad in one area they had to pass through.

After they left, it got rough here and I got a little nervous. After that passed everything went well. Mom had trained me for 2 weeks in feeding the goats and chickens. I was able to do all of that with no problem.

I cooked one of my favorite soups, Amish corn chowder. That was my supper both days. I love corn chowder and no one else in my family really does. So I enjoyed it.

Note: Recipe for Amish Corn Chowder:


5 potatoes

1 organic onion

1 can of organic corn



Boil potatoes until done. Sauté onion. Drain water off potatoes. Add onion and corn. Cover with milk and bring almost to a boil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy.

For more information about Homestead Nutrition, or to make an appointment, see the contact info at the top of the page. Have a healthy and blessed week!