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About Mindie @ The (mis)Adventures of a "Born Again" Farm Girl

On a 1/4 acre in a VERY small town lives a slightly deranged woman who never thought she would be a Farm Girl again, then her son asked for a chicken! So began The (mis)Adventures of a “Born Again“ Farm Girl.

Hi, my name is Mindie and I quickly realized my rebirth went much deeper then a few hens ….. It awoke a desire in me to do more, ourselves, for our family…. To learn the “old ways” of doing things. We raise chickens, ducks and rabbits, garden and can, tap our maple tree for syrup, cure our own hams, make lard and our own bacon! This spring we will be adding bee hives as well! It is never a dull moment here in Michigan with my hubby and two country kids.

And of course I love to cook and bake. There is just something about home cooking that not only brings comfort to the heart but healthier food to the plate. The ability to mill our own grains had been on our list of homesteading goals and I am so excited to be a part of The Grain Mill Wagon Challenge.

Chewy Ginger Cookies

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When I got married over ten years ago, my grandmother gave me a stack of “cooking” magazines she had saved since the 70’s. I guess she was trying to help, since I kind of suck at cooking. But I can … Continue reading

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Pumpkindoodle Cookies

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They may look like snickerdoodles but trust me, they aren’t…. these Pumpkindoodle Cookies are so much more! These cookies are spongy and full of lovely pumpkin flavor. These are so yummy, they’re not just for the fall season, but good anytime!!!! … Continue reading

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Easy Pease Peanut Butter Cookies

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I am one of those moms that just can NOT bring herself to buy those tubes of cookie dough at the store when I have everything I need to make dough from scratch already in my home. These peanut butter … Continue reading

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Tri-chip Cookie Bar

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I love making cookies but I am so busy these days. I will be the first to admit, I have recently developed a cookie bar problem! I have a love affair with how easy it is to make cookies in … Continue reading

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Chewy Spice Hermit Bars

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If you have never heard of a Hermit, well you are certainly not alone. Hermits are considered a New England “thing.” But who says it has to stay a New England thing? I live in the Midwest and I love … Continue reading

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