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Zero Waste Living: 30 Swaps That Will Save You Money

Photographer and Writer at Western Eclectic Imagery
Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas.

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include camping, gardening, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked in commercial agriculture- spraying crops, driving trucks, and loading aerial applicators.

When she’s not writing, she’s either serving her community as a law enforcement officer or behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery.
Kayla McVey
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Everyone remembers the three “R’s”: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Let’s check out these 30 zero waste swaps you and your family can make to save you… Read More »Zero Waste Living: 30 Swaps That Will Save You Money

5 Simple Steps to Start a Vegetable Garden

Photographer and Writer at Western Eclectic Imagery
Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas.

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include camping, gardening, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked in commercial agriculture- spraying crops, driving trucks, and loading aerial applicators.

When she’s not writing, she’s either serving her community as a law enforcement officer or behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery.
Kayla McVey
Latest posts by Kayla McVey (see all)

Spring starts on March 19th, 2024. Aren’t you excited? I know I am. There are many plants that can be planted beforehand! Plants like broccoli,… Read More »5 Simple Steps to Start a Vegetable Garden

Loaded Potato Soup

Photographer and Writer at Western Eclectic Imagery
Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas.

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include camping, gardening, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked in commercial agriculture- spraying crops, driving trucks, and loading aerial applicators.

When she’s not writing, she’s either serving her community as a law enforcement officer or behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery.
Kayla McVey
Latest posts by Kayla McVey (see all)

I think about this soup around once a week. It’s full of flavor, hearty, and we’re going to pretend the cheese and cream aren’t there… Read More »Loaded Potato Soup

How to Grow Rabbit Feed on Your Homestead

Sarah lives 4,200 feet up on a mountain in northwestern Montana, where she homesteads, raises her two toddlers and writes professional SEO content. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, fishing, skiing, trail riding, and exploring the Kootenai National Forest that surrounds her cabin.
Sarah Hamelman

Today, we’re continuing to show you how much space it takes to grow feed for the animals on your homestead. In this post, I’m going to… Read More »How to Grow Rabbit Feed on Your Homestead

Why You Should Grow Feed For Your Animals on The Homestead

Sarah lives 4,200 feet up on a mountain in northwestern Montana, where she homesteads, raises her two toddlers and writes professional SEO content. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, fishing, skiing, trail riding, and exploring the Kootenai National Forest that surrounds her cabin.
Sarah Hamelman

I fell in love with homesteading because I feel the most secure when I intentionally put myself in control and plan ahead. I like the… Read More »Why You Should Grow Feed For Your Animals on The Homestead

How to Grow Chicken Feed for Your Homestead Flock

Sarah lives 4,200 feet up on a mountain in northwestern Montana, where she homesteads, raises her two toddlers and writes professional SEO content. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, fishing, skiing, trail riding, and exploring the Kootenai National Forest that surrounds her cabin.
Sarah Hamelman

In the last post, I covered why it’s important to create a closed-loop system for yourself and your animals. In this post, I’m going to… Read More »How to Grow Chicken Feed for Your Homestead Flock

What is a Homestead?

Photographer and Writer at Western Eclectic Imagery
Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas.

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include camping, gardening, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked in commercial agriculture- spraying crops, driving trucks, and loading aerial applicators.

When she’s not writing, she’s either serving her community as a law enforcement officer or behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery.
Kayla McVey
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What is a homestead? There are many answers to this question and at the end of the day it’s all about what you make it.… Read More »What is a Homestead?

10 Baby Steps to Take as a Wannabe Homesteader

Photographer and Writer at Western Eclectic Imagery
Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas.

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include camping, gardening, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked in commercial agriculture- spraying crops, driving trucks, and loading aerial applicators.

When she’s not writing, she’s either serving her community as a law enforcement officer or behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery.
Kayla McVey
Latest posts by Kayla McVey (see all)

Winter is in full swing and now is the perfect time to be getting a game plan together for Spring. In places like the south,… Read More »10 Baby Steps to Take as a Wannabe Homesteader

Creamy Gnocchi and Beef

Photographer and Writer at Western Eclectic Imagery
Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas.

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include camping, gardening, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked in commercial agriculture- spraying crops, driving trucks, and loading aerial applicators.

When she’s not writing, she’s either serving her community as a law enforcement officer or behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery.
Kayla McVey
Latest posts by Kayla McVey (see all)

Another easy weeknight recipe. This recipe couldn’t get any more simple and you likely already have every ingredient in your cabinet. It’s time-efficient, cost-effective, and… Read More »Creamy Gnocchi and Beef

Blackberry Muffins with Crumble Toppings Recipe

Photographer and Writer at Western Eclectic Imagery
Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas.

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include camping, gardening, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked in commercial agriculture- spraying crops, driving trucks, and loading aerial applicators.

When she’s not writing, she’s either serving her community as a law enforcement officer or behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery.
Kayla McVey
Latest posts by Kayla McVey (see all)

It’s been a wonderful and productive weekend. The weather has been exceptionally nice and mildly chilly (exactly my preference), and the house is (almost) spotless-… Read More »Blackberry Muffins with Crumble Toppings Recipe