Our Afternoon at Little Seed Farm.

Little Seed Farm

I first heard of Little Seed Farm at our local Kroger Grocery Store. Unexpected? Yes, because Little Seed Farm is a local goat farm right outside of Nashville, TN. At a major chain grocery store. Not something that you normally see. Little Seed Farm has a mission, and it is to provide raw milk farmstead cheeses, organic skin care products, and humanely and sustainably raised meats. I was really excited to get to sample some of the organic goat milk soap and organic lip balm that farmers, James and Eileen, make on their beautiful farm.

Little Seed Farm

I thought that a trip to Little Seed Farm would make a really great homeschooling field trip for Abby and one of her friends, as well as Levi, who is out of school now. I emailed James and Eileen, and they were more than happy to have us over for a tour of the farm. Our kids were really excited! I don’t think that there’s anything better than seeing where the products that we use are made, what they are made from, and how they are made. How many soaps can you buy and know exactly where they come from? See the goats that the milk came from that went into it? There’s something amazing about that! And there’s nothing cuter than happy little kids… of the goat variety, that is. James and Eileen were gracious hosts.

Little Seed Farm

We were given a full tour of the farm, starting with the goats. Abby and Levi had a great time playing with them, petting them, and even helping James move them from one pen to another. The kids (goats) were full of energy, playful, and obviously extremely happy! After watching them eat, we walked down the dirt road to the pasture where the chickens were. The goats and chickens at Little Seed Farm are rotationally grazed, with the goats grazing the pastures first, and the chickens following after, to help fertilize the land. At least I think that’s what I understood. Because the goats are constantly on the move, they are never exposed to parasites from manure and are never treated with antibiotics. They are grass-fed and completely healthy. And guess what? James and Eileen have never once lost a goat to sickness. Not one. James is the only dairy farmer to rotate his crops this way. He says it’s a lot of work, but he enjoys it, and the resulting healthy animals is worth it.

Little Seed Farm Chickens

Next, we walked farther down the lane for a visit to the pigs. The main purpose that they have the pigs is that they consume waste on the farm, specifically the whey, which is the byproduct from the goat cheese that is made. The goal at the farm is to minimize waste and pollution and they do a great job! A couple of these sows are about to give birth in a couple of weeks! We’re hoping to return for a visit.

Little Seed Farm pigs

After visiting the animals we saw where the goats are milked and the shop where the soaps are made. James explained the soap making process to us, which is fascinating to me. We smelled all the different types of soap that he makes, and some of their natural baby products to! We couldn’t leave without bring home a few bars of soap and a new lip balm too.

James and Eileen are wonderful. They have a beautifully inspiring story, having moved here from New York City, and previously knowing nothing about farming. They decided that this was what they wanted to do, educated themselves, visited other farms, working and volunteering to get hands on experience, and followed their dream here to Tennessee. I think that’s just incredible, and I’m so glad to have had the chance to visit the farm and get to know them in person. Thank you, James and Eileen, for a wonderful afternoon at Little Seed Farm!

Little Seed Farm owners James and Eileen, pictured with their son, Abby and Levi, and our friend Nyah.

Little Seed Farm owners James and Eileen, pictured with their son, Abby and Levi, and our friend Nyah.

The Family Spring Cleanse!

family spring cleanse

Are you tired of your children begging for junk foods?

Does processed packaged food always seem to find a way back into your kitchen?

Are you feeling like you need to do a diet clean up?

Now is a great time to clean things up a bit. Spring cleaning for your body! That’s why I am participating this new online program called, The Family Spring Cleanse, going on now through June 7th. I am super excited about this program because I have not seen anything like this before. Most cleanses are created with an individual person in mind, but this program was created with the FAMILY in mind. It is safe for everyone to participate, has delicious kid-friendly recipes, and has a simple step by step get started guide.

Let’s face it, we’re Moms, and we don’t have time to make separate food for everyone. We aren’t short order cooks! That’s why this program is perfect for busy Moms like us and our families. All recipes have been kid-tested so we don’t have to worry about trying to negotiate with our children to eat “weird” food.

Imagine your family happily eating nutritious whole foods and feeling satisfied with their new choices.

So, what is The Family Cleanse?

The Family Cleanse is a simple, easy to follow, 10 day cleanse program made with Families in mind. You will have a system to follow to help you save time, and you can get the process started as soon as you download the cleanse guide. You will also have some AMAZING support during this program – not only from me – but also from all of these fabulous bloggers:

For those of you who think cleansing might be way too hard to do, you have all these experts (though I am far from an expert, being that this is my first time eating this way) here to back you up and help you meet the challenge. It’s not only these bloggers that will be doing this program but many of our readers will be following along. We will have a special Facebook group for discussions about the challenge and a place to reach out to everyone for help and support! Being our first time, I’ve found the Facebook group to be so incredibly helpful!

There are two ways you can participate in this family cleanse program. I hope you’ll consider joining me (I’m doing the Premium Membership)… there’s strength in numbers, right? But really, it hasn’t been all that hard and I really feel great!

Option # 1 (Free)

Join us and make the commitment to clean up your diet for 10 days and get rid of processed packaged foods. Work on your own to create a meal plan full of healthy real food – heavy on the veggies, low on junk. You will receive:

  • Free Cleanse Guide: A free get started Cleanse Guide
  • A 10 Day Meal Plan Worksheet: An easy meal planning worksheet so you can plan your 10 days of clean eating
  • Giveaway: A chance to win one of our fabulous real food prizes

To enter this program for free & download the free guide click here

you will have the option to upgrade to the premium option anytime before May 28th.

Option # 2 – Premium Membership ($49)

You will receive:

  • Your Cleanse Guide: a 14 page step-by-step guide showing you exactly how to get started immediately. This fully customizeable program will fit any dietary restriction.
  • A Recipe Guide: You will have 51 recipes that are designed to be healthy and kid-friendly.
  • Daily Email Support: You will receive daily emails supporting you through this entire process.
  • A 10 Day Meal Plan Worksheet: This worksheet will help you customize your own personal meal plan based on the dietary needs of your family.
  • A Goal Setting Success Guide: This 10 page guide will help you get clear on why you are doing this cleanse, create your vision of the future to give you what you need to make your detox success last a lifetime.
  • Email access: for questions and support during the 10 days.
  • Life time Membership to our Private Facebook Group: a community forum for all participants to support each other through this process.
  • Giveaway: the change to win some fabulous real food prizes (giveaway opens up when the program begins).
  • And some other surprises!

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You’ll Also get these Bonus Discount Codes:

PLUS…these awesome bonus videos from Wardeh Harmon!

How to Make Cinnamon Honey Grain-free Granola

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How to Make Fermented Fruit Leather

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How to Make Yogurt in a Dehydrator

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Are you ready to join me and clean up your family’s diet??

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$500+ of Giveaways

This program includes the chance to win one of these wonderful prizes from our sponsors. This giveaway is live right now!

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Also, as a participant of this program (free or paid) you are entitled to enter the giveaway for the chance to win some prizes from our real food sponsors! These are some of the things you can win by entering here:

  • 1 Quart of Gold label Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions ($40.00 Value)
  • 2 sets of Crimson series knives and 2 sets DUO Tongs and Kitchen Shears from the Ergo Chef – 2 winners! ($315.00 Value)
  • A 4 Pack of Soaps from Irish Twins Soaps ($25 Value)
  • A variety pack of Products from Redmond Trading – This bundle includes a 10 oz. jar of Redmond Clay, a 10 oz. Real Salt shaker and a 8 oz. Real Salt Organic Seasoning shaker and FREE Re-Lyte bottle and 5 Real Salt Pocket shakers ($48.28 Value)
  • A copy of “Weeding Out The Wheat” eBook by Tricia Gilkerson ($9.95 Value)
  • A case of Raw Honey from Really Raw Honey ($100 value) – 6 winners!
  • A copy of “Healing Candida with Food,” and eBook by Paula Miller ($17.95 Value)
  • One Pound of Almond flour from Nuts.com

If you have any questions about this program please don’t hesitate to Contact Roxanne.

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Zucchini Pasta.

Last week I was at the gym walking on the treadmill and watching The Chew.  I only watched it a few times, during my workouts, but it seems like a fun show.  Anyway, one of the recipes that they shared was for zucchini pasta and I thought, zucchini pasta?  That can’t be too good.  I’m a carbaholic and I love pasta, but I have cut out pasta for the most part, and I’m watching my caloric intake, so I thought I’d give it a try.  I’ve now had it three days in a row!

Zucchini Pasta


For one person you’ll need:

  • one zucchini (washed)
  • olive oil
  • shredded parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil
  • tomato sauce

First, using a vegetable peeler, create zucchini ribbons.  You can use the peels…they’re full of vitamins!  Keep going until you reach the seeds.  Next, toss the ribbons with a tablespoon of olive oil.

Saute the zucchini in an ungreased pan over medium heat until tender and noodle-like.

Pour the zucchini ribbons onto your plate and pour your sauce over the zucchini pasta.  Sprinkle shredded parmesan on top and garnish with fresh basil.

This recipe could not be easier to make and is easily less than 200 calories!  Even if you are not a huge zucchini fan (I am not) you just might love this dish!  It’s a perfect light lunch.