Inside the Nest – Follow Me To Alaska!

Recently we had the pleasure of chatting with Ann Parker, author of Follow Me to Alaska. Listen to learn more about Ann's journey and some tips for your own adventure! We absolutely loved our chat! You can listen here or download on your favorite podcasting app, Inside the Nest. "A retired law enforcement officer turned pilot and a former math teacher chose to leave their home in Texas for a cabin in the wilderness of Alaska. They left life as they knew it behind to start fresh in the land of the Last Frontier."  You can purchase a copy of Follow Me to Alaska on Amazon. You can also purchase an autographed copy and follow more of Ann's adventure on ...

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Chicken Cell Phone Holder!

Display your phone in style with this fun chicken-inspired cell phone holder! I love having a super organized desk, everything has its own special place. One problem I've had recently though is a place to set my phone. I do a lot of filming with my phone, so I need it handy quite often. I went on a search for a good cell phone holder, and I couldn't find anything I liked. Either the price was way too expensive, or the stand was just too complicated. I wanted something fun! After looking around some DIY websites, I came across how to sew your own cell phone holder, but I had to chicken-fy it! Let's look at how to make a fun chicken cell phone holder! Gather Your Eggs - Supplies! One ...

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Homemade Farmer’s Cheese

A beginner's recipe in cheese making! In recent years I became fascinated with the idea of making my own cheese at home. At that time I started a journey to cut preservatives out of my diet, and basically re-taught myself new ways to cook my favorite recipes. I could go on for days about all the gross stuff you can find in prepackaged foods. Now don't get me wrong, sometimes I do pick up a few items from the grocery store out of convenience but for the most part, I make a lot of our food from scratch. This new lifestyle allowed me to become a healthier version of myself and loosing over 100 lbs. That's a story for another day, but trust me I know the downside of what preservatives can do ...

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Vintage Recipe – Chocolate Banana Pie!

This vintage recipe is perfect for those summer picnics! I love everything vintage! Right next to my collection of retro cameras is my awesome collection of vintage cookbooks. It's that one thing I always look for while antiquing. Unique and fun cookbooks! I have everything from cooking during World War I to using bananas in unique ways to how throw the perfect fondue party. I often times find myself referencing my vintage cookbooks for recipes because I just love the simple recipes. Food doesn’t need to be complicated to taste good! Some of my favorite cookbooks are the smaller cookbooks companies sold. Recently I was looking for a fun and easy summer recipe, and I remembered my ...

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Quick and Easy Marinated Tomatoes

Tomato season is in full swing, and it's time for some great tomato recipes! Growing tomatoes is one of my favorite parts of the summer season. I feel like I start planning my garden for the next year, as soon as the previous year is done! Every year I try to grow different types of tomatoes. Learning about all of the different varieties of heirloom tomatoes is so great! This year I really focused on purple, and orange tomatoes in our garden as well as “tiny tomatoes” like the Spoon Tomatoes! We also decided for the second year in a row to grow our garden in 5 gallon buckets. What started as an activity during the wild 2020 year, turned into our favorite way of gardening! Super easy, no ...

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Inside The Nest Episode 6 – A Sweet Trip!

Today we are talking candy! In this episode, we take a break from the farm and share all about some of our favorite childhood candy treats! What treat takes you back to childhood? You can listen to Inside the Nest on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and More! Consider supporting Inside the Nest, your support allows us to continue to share our adventures with all of you. We so appreciate it! Interested in being a guest on Inside the Nest? Drop us a message at jess@ourwrensnest.com ...

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Mint Coffee Hand Scrub

Pamper your hard working hands with this quick DIY scrub! Between all the gardening, tending to the flock, and other farm chores, by this time of year our hands are in need of a little bit of love. Ok a lot of bit of love! This mint coffee hand scrub recipe is so easy to make, and you can easily find the ingredients around your house. What we like about this scrub is we can use some of the fresh mint we have growing in the garden. A few years ago, we planted the cutest little mint plant, and it has REALLY grown. Mint can take over an area quick! Needless to say, we are have plenty of fresh mint and love to use it in recipes! Gather Your Ingredients To make this scrub, start by ...

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Inside the Nest Episode 5 – Mighty Microgreens!

Inside the Nest is back! Yay! In this episode we talk about our adventure in learning about and growing microgreens. Microgreens are easy to grow mighty little plants. The investment is small, and the journey of finding your favorite microgreens is so fun! Listen for some tips and tricks for starting your own microgreen growing adventure!  Our favorite microgreens include - Peas, Beets, Kohlrabi, Basil, and Leaf Lettuce. We love growing in Coconut Coir, and hydroponically with Biostrate. Check out True Leaf Market for everything you need to get started with growing microgreens! You can listen to Inside the Nest on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and More! ...

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Quick Egg Muffins!

A Quick and Easy Make Ahead Breakfast! The ladies in our coop have been so busy and we have so many eggs! Here is another egg recipe we love to make with our farm fresh eggs. Having breakfasts made ahead of time are so great, especially during the busy summer time! This recipe is also perfect if you are having company. A compact, delicious breakfast! Did you know there are many benefits to eating the humble egg. Not only are eggs delicious they are little powerhouses for energy and nutrients! Eggs are rich in vitamin D and B12, Omega 3’s and are a good source of folate. Eggs are also an excellent source of good, quality protein. Natural energy, that’s such a bonus! Eggs are ...

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Concrete Hand Succulent Planter

Display your favorite succulent in a planter that is easily "handmade" ! If you are anything like me, you have a serious plant addiction and you need a unique planter to go with all those plants! I’ve been known to adopt one too many plants from local nurseries! From kitchen plants to tropical plants (yes in Ohio) I have quite the collection. I’m always looking for fun and interesting ways to display my plants. Homemade and recycled planters are the best! The more unusual the better! A simple but very unique planter to make is a concrete hand planter. This planter is good for plants like air plants, and also succulents. I like to use a combination of succulents and moss with this ...

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