Simple Living

  • What if we fail? Farm Life

    What If We Fail?

    Pendleton Family Farm February 12, 2021

    But, what if we fail? The thing is, we’re not scared of failing. We were more scared of not trying. You see, Scott & I have always known we were meant for more. No, not more stuff, money, or bits and bobs (lol). We were meant to live a life of more time together, more time raising animals, more time teaching our children the lessons of life. We’ve always known. …

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  • Top 5 reasons your family should be cooking with cast iron

    Top 5 Reasons Your Family Should Be Cooking With Cast Iron

    Pendleton Family Farm February 6, 2021

    Top 5 Reasons Your Family Should Be Cooking With Cast Iron. Cast iron cooking is a long long skill, but it’s made a roaring comeback and for good reason. Our family has been using cast iron for the last few years and I can’t imagine us not using it at this point. Here’s why you should start cooking with cast iron – and some tips to help you get started.…

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  • A quick, easy, healthy meal of chicken and dumplings for families

    Quick Chicken & Dumplings

    Pendleton Family Farm February 5, 2021

    I can not for the life of me remember where I first found this quick and easy chicken & dumplings, but over the years I’ve tweaked it and our family loves it. Our son Jackson asks for it weekly. You just can’t go wrong with chicken & biscuits.  Nine times out of ten, I make all the meals here at the house. It’s not by choice lol. We live out…

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  • Cheap, Easy, Healthy Homemade Elderberry Syrup

    Easy Homemade Elderberry Syrup

    Pendleton Family Farm February 1, 2021

    Elderberry syrup. There are so many studies out there about this little miracle dark purple berry, but it can be pretty expensive when you go to purchase it. That and the fact you go through that tiny 4oz bottle fast when you have little sickly children in the house. A few years ago I started researching more about making my own and gave it a go. It’s so dang easy,…

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  • The best simple baked spaghetti

    Simple Baked Spaghetti

    Pendleton Family Farm January 29, 2021

    Simple baked spaghetti is a staple in the Pendleton household. It is usually made weekly because everyone here eats it, it doesn’t cost a fortune, and it’s fast. If you’re not making it yet, give this one a shot. I promise someone will eat it lol.  SO SIMPLE For years I made spaghetti the old fashioned way. I loved it that way, but my husband… not so much. A few…

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  • man walking through snow on NC farm land

    Winter Wonderland

    Pendleton Family Farm January 28, 2021

    I woke up at 3:30 am this morning to a winter wonderland. Partly because I had to use the bathroom(lol), but the other half was the anticipation of snow coming. I knew how much my kids wanted some this year and as I peeked out my frosty bathroom window, there it was…a winter wonderland.  After an hour of laying wide awake in bed, I checked on the new girls in…

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  • Bringing Our Land Back to Life. Regenerative Agriculture

    Bringing The Land Back To Life

    Pendleton Family Farm January 26, 2021

    Bringing the land back to life. What exactly does that mean? Land that is living and breathing, working for us, not against us.  REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE What is regenerative agriculture?   Regenerative agriculture is a conservation and rehabilitation approach to food and farming systems. In a nut shell, it’s putting focus on regenerating the soil. It’s pulling carbon from the atmosphere and sequestering it in the ground. Regeneration practices include no-tilling,…

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  • The most perfect sourdough banana bread

    The Most Perfect Sourdough Banana Bread

    Pendleton Family Farm January 24, 2021

    THE MOST PERFECT SOURDOUGH BANANA BREAD Gracious alive my entire family loves banana bread. I can make a loaf of this particular bread and it doesn’t last 24 hours. Get ready for the most perfect sourdough banana bread. Want to know how to begin your own sourdough starter? Start here.  Besides a big list of beneficial bacteria that is in sourdough, I’m telling you…this particular bread will knock you off…

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  • Step by Step Guide to making your own sourdough starter

    Sourdough Starter

    Pendleton Family Farm January 21, 2021

    SOURDOUGH STARTER Oh how I adore my sourdough starter. A year ago I really started to do some research on sourdough. I had some blood work done that I subconsciously, already knew the answer to….gluten sensitivity. What exact would happen? Anytime I eat something with gluten in it, my stomach would freaks out. I’ll save you the details, but I knew I had to change some things.  WHY SOURDOUGH THEN?…

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  • black Hunter boots on new farm land

    Welcome to The Pendleton Family Farm

    Pendleton Family Farm January 16, 2021

    Welcome to Pendleton Family Farm. Let me introduce ourselves. We’re The Pendleton’s. We have 4 beautiful children, live on 60 acres of North Carolina land, and are beginning our farm journey and documenting it all. So how did we get here? Pendleton Family Farm

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