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Putting Up! (Ways To Make The Harvest Last)

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If you follow this blog, you know that I (Daja) have moved from Southern California to Maine.  We have a little farm we call Kylo. It’s a slow-and-steady-wins-the-race kind of thing.  We got a huge garden in this year and are gradually adding our animals. What blows me away is how wonderful the soil is here. I’ve been gardening in California for years and it is definitely an uphill battle–what with the water issues, intense heat, clay-like soil.  But here, it has been much easier and much more delightful to garden. Stuff actually grows here without so many tears.  The downside is that in Southern California I gardened year around. Here, you have 90-120 days. So, you better be movin’!

Today I sat down at my computer and my ten year old son walked by and said, “Whatcha doing?”  I replied, “Ordering a few things online.” He said, “Let me guess. Canning supplies.” #dontjudgeme Read More

Putting Up

{This post contains affiliate links. Clicking on or purchasing through an affiliate link costs you nothing, but lets you support this blog and the families who write it and love it.} ________________________________ If you follow this blog, you know that I (Daja) have moved from Southern California to Maine.  We have a little farm we […]

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Christmas in July

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At the time I am writing this we are 165 days, 1 hour, 44 minutes and 32 seconds from Christmas.

**Cue some classic Hitchcock movie music** Read More

Insane. Let's not be.

[This post contains affiliate links. Shopping through affiliate links will not cost you a penny more, but we may make a little commission. And that keeps this blog running for the two families who love to write it. Thank you.] At the time I am writing this we are 165 days, 1 hour, 44 minutes […]

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You Need More Provision Room In Your Life

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Need a daily dose of Provision Room inspiration?  Or maybe a laugh? Or a cry? Or to hear about our misadventures to put your life in perspective?  We only get around to updating the blog about twice a week.  At the most three!  But, you can find us daily in other places!

The Provision Room www.theprovisionroom.com

FIND US ONLINE

We have a Facebook page where we share links and pictures and random quirkiness. Because that’s how we roll.

We have a new Instagram account, because sometimes there’s no other way to capture the essence of chalk covered babies, new shoes, recipes, and the occasionally deeply theological reflection.

We post YouTube videos.  Now you can maximize the time you waste watching weird videos on the internet!

We are also endlessly fascinating at the rate of 140 characters a TWEET! Come follow us!

Ever heard that if you liked it you should’ve put a pin on it? Follow us on Pinterest!

And if all that isn’t enough, make sure you subscribe to our RSS feed!

In The Kitchen

MEET WITH US IN PERSON!

We offer a variety of ways to connect with us in person!  We love meeting new people, sharing our love of home-centered living, and learning from lovely homemakers everywhere!

We offer the following classes:

  • Traditional Food (fermenting produce, kombucha and kefir, bone broth, etc.)
  • The basics of cooking and food prep
  • Cooking with children (Parent and child cooking class!)
  • Feminine Joy (turning “That time of the month” into a joyful expression of femininity and creativity!)

We also offer several retreats:

  • Daughters of the King (Weekend or One Day Events)
  • Embracing the Sabbath Rest (One Day and Half Day Events)
  • Food and Social Justice (Experience a local farm-to-table dinner and learn about food as social justice issue.)

Breathe Beautiful

CONTACT US

Contact us with questions, feedback, guest posting opportunities, or to schedule a special event!  theprovisionroom@gmail.com

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Need a daily dose of Provision Room inspiration?  Or maybe a laugh? Or a cry? Or to hear about our misadventures to put your life in perspective?  We only get around to updating the blog about twice a week.  At the most three!  But, you can find us daily in other places! FIND US ONLINE […]

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Meal Plans For May!

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Benjamin Franklin famously said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  I wonder if he wrote that before or after having children.  Because around here you can set your watch by, “Mom, what’s for dinner?”  Never mind the fact that the calendar and menu is printed and pinned to the front of the refrigerator.  Read More

May Meal Plan

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  I wonder if he wrote that before or after having children.  Because around here you can set your watch by, “Mom, what’s for dinner?”  Never mind the fact that the calendar and menu is printed and pinned to […]

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72-Hour Food Kits Revealed

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We’ve done it!  We planned, purchased and now have properly stored our 72-hour food kits.  Remember these only include the food we would eat in the case of a major disaster.  These kits, neatly prepared in advance, will free us up and allow us to focus on helping our families and neighbors in need instead of trying to find food.

So how did they turn out? Read More

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We’ve done it!  We planned, purchased and now have properly stored our 72-hour food kits.  Remember these only include the food we would eat in the case of a major disaster.  These kits, neatly prepared in advance, will free us up and allow us to focus on helping our families and neighbors in need instead […]

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72-Hour Kit Challenge

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Welcome back to our Big Girl 72-Hour Kit Challenge!

Last week we challenged you to plan out your 72-Hour Food Kits.  These are the kits we all should have neatly stored away for the first three days of an emergency.  If you have been following along with Daja and me, we have spent the last year increasing our food stores through freezing extra meals, buying in bulk and putting up foods by canning.  These are all great, and perfect for the unexpected job loss, illness or food shortage, but what if you suddenly had an earthquake and your house was no longer stable, or God-forbid there was another attack on American soil but this time in your city and you had to evacuate immediately?  This is when these little kits would be absolutely priceless!  We want to be like the sons of Isachaar who were credited as men who understood the  signs of the times and knew what to do.  (1 Chronicles 12:32)  Simply, we want to be prepared for anything. Read More

72-hour food kit

Welcome back to our Big Girl 72-Hour Kit Challenge! Last week we challenged you to plan out your 72-Hour Food Kits.  These are the kits we all should have neatly stored away for the first three days of an emergency.  If you have been following along with Daja and me, we have spent the last […]

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Emergency Preparedness Checklist & A Reader Challenge

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Here in Southern California we are in windy season.  The Santa Ana winds blow offshore and usually bring much warmer weather since they blow from the direction of the Mojave Dessert.  I actually really like them as I feel something sort of magical in them.  They can be extremely destructive as was the case last December when most of our area lost power for a week due to downed trees and power lines.  We had many friends with a lot of damage to their homes.  It was at this point Daja and I felt like it was time to get organized about preparing for “life’s happenings.”  Over the past 11 months we have diligently been putting away our stores for those unexpected events that are inevitable in this life.  This month in particular we thought it would be good to give you a simple checklist of items we all should have around.  The list also will help you track where these items are located so there is no panic in an emergency. Read More

Emergency Checklist

Here in Southern California we are in windy season.  The Santa Ana winds blow offshore and usually bring much warmer weather since they blow from the direction of the Mojave Dessert.  I actually really like them as I feel something sort of magical in them.  They can be extremely destructive as was the case last […]

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We left in a truck and came home in a tractor…

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(AKA: Living With One Car)

How many cars are parked in your driveway?  Like most in Southern California we are a two-car family.   My husband has a truck that he drives for work, stocked with his tools and supplies.  It’s essential that he has a truck for work because he’s a skilled carpenter and handyman.  So he’s always hauling and dumping and moving tools around to various job sites.  But, of course we can’t fit our family of nine in the cab of a truck.  So, we have a suburban–that seats 11.   Yes, ma’am.  Eleven.  Just in case we have the kids’ friends spending the night or we have a couple more kids. Read More

Nothing ups your mom cred like having a tire on the front of your car.

(AKA: Living With One Car) How many cars are parked in your driveway?  Like most in Southern California we are a two-car family.   My husband has a truck that he drives for work, stocked with his tools and supplies.  It’s essential that he has a truck for work because he’s a skilled carpenter and […]

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The 10 Day Give: DAY THREE!

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Yesterday we asked how prepared you were for life’s happenings.  80% of those voting said, “Not so prepared.  I know I should be preparing my Provision Room better but I just haven’t made the time.”   Well, we have some work to do, folks!  May this little sign inspire you: Read More

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Yesterday we asked how prepared you were for life’s happenings.  80% of those voting said, “Not so prepared.  I know I should be preparing my Provision Room better but I just haven’t made the time.”   Well, we have some work to do, folks!  May this little sign inspire you:

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Making a Safe Decision

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(Written by Daja’s husband!)

My wife’s goal for April was to make copies of all our important documents and to store them in the safe.  (The safe I purchased for the family with LAST YEAR’S tax refund, but was still empty this year.  Yeah, that one.)  It’s a worthy goal.

I thought I would share a little about the process of choosing and purchasing a safe for your home. Read More

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(Written by Daja’s husband!) My wife’s goal for April was to make copies of all our important documents and to store them in the safe.  (The safe I purchased for the family with LAST YEAR’S tax refund, but was still empty this year.  Yeah, that one.)  It’s a worthy goal. I thought I would share […]