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Grass Fed Homemade Butter

Grass fed homemade butter is a remarkable treat made from spring cream. Butter loaded with nutrients and flavor, makes “churning” your own worth the effort! I must admit that this spring has been pretty good for the garden and pastures….

On Why We Keep a Family Milk Cow

A reflection on why we keep a family milk cow, suffering through hardships and heartbreaks, because the in the end it makes our farm and family whole. For all intents and purposes, we live a pretty amazing life.  Out in…

On Resolutions, or Just Being Better

2014 has been a long and difficult year…  Farm troubles that we could have not predicted, a temporarily debilitating injury to my other half, financial leanness and the devastating, shocking loss of a dearly loved friend have left us world…

Farming With Critically Endangered Livestock

It was perhaps having my formative years of childhood in the 1980s, that I became a bit engaged in the area of endangerment.  Save the Whales, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and locally the plight of the Spotted Owl all…

Homemade Laundry Detergent Concentrate

Simple and effective, this homemade laundry detergent concentrate will save you SOOO much money! AND get your laundry like new clean in the process! Big family + farm=loads, I mean tons, of laundry. The sheer economics of keeping my family…

On Why We Farm

May 20, 2014 I am a farmer.  Since I was a little girl in Wranglers and cowboy boots in the barn, in my grandparents orchards and gardens, and standing next to the canner learning to put up the bounty of…

About Me

About Me

Meet the Nitty Gritty Mama, Devon!

I am an herbalist, farmer, cook, and forager. I get my hands dirty and am not afraid to do things the "hard way". Sharing my Nitty Gritty Life with you! Read More



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