Roam the Roads. A Creative Approach to Family Travel


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Read all about some great ‘Family Travel Road Trip Tips’ and enter to win a GoPro and other awesome prizes

 One Lane Don’t Get Road Blocked

Getting ready for a family road trip? Summer is nearly here and many of us are looking to get away and head off for fun and adventure. When planning a trip with your vehicle, there is much to consider. Where will you go, how much will it cost, what can you see along the way, what will you eat? Don’t get stressed and hit a road block! There are many tips from seasoned travelers that can help you plan a memorable and pleasurable trip. At the end of this post, please read up on the fellow travel bloggers ‘trip tips’. Plus, you have a chance to win some great prizes! Roam if You Want To ..On the Road Again. Here are a few of ours that we…

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Win a $100 Gift Card for “Eat Well DC” and Support “Sustainable Harvest International”


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Last year we participated in Passports with Purpose to help raise funds for schools, homes and medical facilities in Mali, Africa. Thanks for all who contributed to the fundraiser for this worthy cause! In 2013, over $84,000 was raised for buildOn to create two schools in Mali and fund two adult literacy programs.
 Here is an excerpt from

Passports With Purpose was founded in 2008 by Debbie Dubrow, Pam Mandel, Beth Whitman and Michelle Duffy as a way to build community among travel bloggers and to give back to the places we, as travelers, visit. In 2009 we added one more member, Meg Paynor.

In our first year, Passports with Purpose raised $7,400 for Heifer International.

In 2009, Passports with Purpose blew past its initial goal (which was to raise $14,000 to build a school in Cambodia) raising nearly $30,000 to add improvements to the…

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Sending Out An S.O.S. “Save Our Small Farms!”


FTCLDF Appeal 2014. Please click on this link here for all of the details

Save Our Small Farms

Save Our Farms

Raw and Real Farm Food

Raw and Real Farm Food at a Polyface Potluck


Please consider helping out and donating to the Farm- to- Consumer Legal Defense Fund. They are having their annual drive and celebrating at Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia. The Food Freedom Fest will be September 5 and 6, 2014 in the Shenandoah Valley and at Polyface Farm, Virginia.

Farm Food Fest 2014

Farm Food Fest 2014

As you know, urban and suburban sprawl, unwieldy rules and agribusiness interests continue to be threats to the small scale, humane farming enterprise. That is where Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund comes to the rescue.

Their 24/7 legal hotline and team of attorneys are helping farmers, farm markets and artisan producers in their hour of need. Since they are totally funded by the generosity of their members and friends, they are once again asking for your help during the Annual Fundraising Appeal.

As usual, they have great gifts for the generous donors! These gifts are carefully selected, to expand public awareness of the value of buying local.  Please consider helping out to be able to continue to have access to nutrient-dense foods from small, sustainable farms!

Jefferson, farm and food freedom

Jefferson For Freedom

Joel Salatin Eats Fresh and Local

Joel Salatin Eats Fresh and Local

Kim Hartke of FTCLDF

Kim Hartke of FTCLDF

'Boneta Bill' Martha

‘Boneta Bill’ Martha


Nordic Naturals Giveaway Contest and “Where Have We Been All Winter?”


What a Winter We Have Had! Catching Up


Snowy Sheep

Snowy Sheep

1. The farm was still as it was blanketed in snow and ice. And mud. My memories will be of mud from Winter 2013-14. We spent the winter as background actors in the AMC movie TURN. More on that later when I will be allowed to write about our amazing experiences of being cast as characters in a true story about the Revolutionary War and America’s first spy ring.


On the Set of TURN

2. Our first baby lamb was born on a snowy ( and muddy) day. Story and photos to follow soon.

First Lambing Grace

First Lambing Grace

3. We hosted a boy from France for 3 months

France Visits

French Guest

4. I injured my shoulder ( after the filming) and could not move my arm for 3 weeks. Story of my healing journey to follow also.



5. Due to my injury, I learned a lot about the difference between natural and modern medicine. The frustrating ordeal of not knowing exactly what the underlying illness or problems may be and my frequent tendency to want to escape to a Tropical Island to heal.  Problem was, we had just gotten back from a tropical island, Puerto Rico! Yet another blog post coming on about fresh food!

Farmers Market in Puerto Rico

Farmers Market in Puerto Rico

6. I collaborated with another e-cookbook on desserts, and have yet to share it and promote it!

Healthy Sweets

Healthy Sweets

7. Now that the season is here for all of our growing, we are up to our elbows in planting and I got my first ever reaction to poison ivy! Not fun. But we are having a beautiful Spring and our now 2 little lambs are getting big and thriving.



I have much I would love to write about. For now, I am sharing a give away offer from Nordic Naturals ( remember from our post of EXPO East The EXPO Experience | Grow In Grace Farm.

Please read the blog post by Vintage Kids, Modern World and enter to try and win!  Nordic Naturals Prenatal and Baby DHA Review and Giveaway And Our Huge Announcement | vintage kids|modern world.





Real Food Bloggers Community CookBook. Winter Soups Recipes! On Sale $4.78


Winter Soups

Winter Soups

Here is a brilliant compilation of ‘real food, healthy food’ bloggers favorite soup recipes in one amazing ebook.  This is a special collection of delicious and healthy soup recipes that has been designed as a Community E Cookbook.  We are honored to be included in this Community Cookbook and have one of our best Winter Soup recipes as well. Over 50 of our favorite food bloggers collaborated together to create a winter soups cookbook, and the result is some of the best of the best out there. Every single recipe in this book is made from scratch with all real food ingredients.  The photos are taken by the bloggers themselves and the recipes were all created with health and wellness in mind, using only ‘real food’ ingredients. These are recipes to be able to use in the winter ( and beyond) that are well planned out for your use in your own kitchen. There are tantalizing photos attached to each recipe and are categorized for easy reference.

All of this for just $4.78. Purchase through Paypal for this offer and to have the E cookbook sent to you. Paypal email account at to process. See what you will receive, read on!

Real Food Bloggers Soup Recipes E CookBook

This e-book includes over 50 nutritious and delicious soup recipes from your favorite Real Foods bloggers!

* Over 52 Delicious Winter Soups

* Made with 100% Real Food Ingredients

* Beautiful Color Photos and Print-Ready Pages

* Full Recipe Index Included

* 45+ Gluten free recipes

* 30+ Dairy free recipes

* 30+ Paleo friendly recipes

* 25+ GAPS friendly

* All real food and from scratch with no junk or fillers added

Real Food Bloggers Soup Recipes E Cookbook

52 Real Food Recipes:

* 8 Cheese and Cream Soups

* 14 Pumpkin, Squash, and Root Vegetable Soups

* 6 Sweet, Sour, and Exotic Flavored Soups

* 4 Bean and Lentil Soups

* 7 Beef Based Soups

* 8 Poultry Based Soups

* 6 Pork Based Soups

* 1 Seafood Soup

* 33 dairy-free recipes

* 47 Gluten-free recipes

* 30 Paleo recipes

* 27 GAPS-friendly recipes

Here is a sneak peek at some of the soups. Color photos with print-friendly format.

Real Food Bloggers Soup Recipes E CookBook

Easy-to-follow recipes with simple directions…

Real Food Bloggers Soup Recipe E cookBook

Full index with clickable direct links to recipes…

Real Food Bloggers Soup Recipe E CookBook

You can purchase with Paypal at

Special thanks to…

Pat of Heal Thyself, Healthy Food and Lifestyle Blogger,  Aubrey of Homegrown and Healthy,  and Starlene of GAPS Diet Journey who all worked together, countless hours to help in compiling this amazing cookbook.Vivian of The Real Food Guide, who designed our Community Cookbook logo, our beautiful book cover and many banners and graphics.

Community Cookbook Contributors…

Alison of Healthnutnation,
Amanda of The Curious Coconut,
Amy of Real Food Whole Health,
Beth of Red and Honey,
Carol of Studio Botanica,
Carolyn of Real Food Carolyn,
Christy of Whole Foods on a Budget,
Colleen of Five Little Homesteaders,
Dina-Marie of Cultured Palate,
Emily of The Urban EcoLife,
Heather of The Homesteading Hippy,
Iris of De Voedzame Keuken (The Nutritious Kitchen),
Jackie of Deductive Seasoning,
Jan of Healthy Notions,
Jennifer of Hybrid Rasta Mama,
Jill of Real Food Forager,
Jo of Nourishing Time,
Joe of Wellness Punks,
Joelle of jarOhoney,
Karen of ecokaren,
Karen of Nourish with Karen,
Karen of Sustainable Fitness,
Katie of Kitchen Stewardship,
Kris of Attainable Sustainable,
Kristen of Rethink Simple,
Kristine of Real Food Girl: Unmodified,
Lauren of Healing and Eating,
Laurie of Common Sense Homesteading,
Libby of…more,
Libby of Libby Louer,
Linda of The Organic Kitchen,
Lydia of Divine Health From The Inside Out,
Natalie of Honey, Ghee, & Me,
Pamela of Paleo Table,
Sandi of Sandi’s Allergy Free Recipes,
Sarah of Real Food Outlaws,
Shannon of All Things Health,
Shanti of Life Made Full,
Shelley of A Harmony Healing,
Sjanett of Paleolland,
Stacy of A Delightful Home,
Stacy of Paleo Gone Sassy,
Starlene of GAPS Diet Journey,
Susan of Grow In Grace Farm,
Susan of Learning and Yearning,
Suzanne of Strands of my Life,
Sylvie of Hollywood Homestead,
Tracy of Oh, The Things We’ll Make!,
Vanessa of Natural Family Today,
Vivian of The Real Food Guide,
Vivica of The Nourished Caveman and
Wendy of Cooking Quinoa.

Winter Soups

Winter Soups

You can purchase with Paypal at: Please mention this cookbook offer

$4.78  The E cookbook will be emailed to you to download. This is not a physical book. Enjoy!


Putting Your Passport Towards a Worthy Cause


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This Holiday Season, please consider making a monetary donation to this organization that is trying to raise funds to help build schools, homes and medical facilities in Mali, Africa.  Passports With Purpose is reaching out to those who can help in any amounts to fulfill it’s fund raising efforts to be able to get started in their mission.

Here is an excerpt from their website explaining their history and goals:

Passports With Purpose was founded in 2008 by Debbie Dubrow, Pam Mandel, Beth Whitman and Michelle Duffy as a way to build community among travel bloggers and to give back to the places we, as travelers, visit. In 2009 we added one more member, Meg Paynor, who serves as PwP’s public relations representative.

In our first year, Passports with Purpose raised $7,400 for Heifer International.

In 2009, Passports with Purpose blew past its initial goal (which was…

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The Great GMO Debate: Dr. Mercola vs. Farmer Salatin


If you were not able to attend the GMO labeling debate between Dr. Joe Mercola and Joel Salatin early this month, here is a link to a smart synopsis from ‘The Grass- Fed Anarchist’. He recently guest posted at “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Healthiness”  We wished we could have attended the event ourselves that was held in Atlanta at the Wise Traditions Conference. Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund sponsored the debate.

Genetically Modified Organisms should not be included in our human food consumption. Messing around in the laboratory with the genes of the stuff that keeps us alive, is a dangerous game. But should the Federal Government get involved by legally mandating that all seeds and foods be labeled as containing GMO’s? Dr. Mercola and Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm take different sides.

At Polyface Farm with Joel and Teresa Salatin

At Polyface Farm with Joel and Teresa Salatin

Please read at this link below from and also listen to the two go face to face on YouTube  ▶ Joe vs Joel GMO Debate – YouTube.

A Review of the Mercola vs. Salatin Debate (and why I’m still against government mandated labeling of GMOs) |.