Author Archives: Sylvia

About Sylvia

Sylvia is the owner of the Christian HomeKeeper Network website and ministry. She and her husband Mark live in Tennessee. They are the parents of 5 children and grandparents to three so far. They have homeschooled since 1990. Sylvia is a Christian and enjoys mentoring women, writing articles for several magazines, gardening, Bible study and creating a peaceful holy home. Follow Sylvia on Google+ or check out her 21st Century HomeKeeper podcasts on the Preparedness Radio Network.

A Few 1860s Recipes

Each year I participate in an 1860s picnic by making all the food for the re-enactors and interpreters.  This year the menu was:
Roast Chicken
Pork Pies
Various Pickled Vegetables
Fresh Fruit
Homemade Bread
Washington Pie, which is a cake!
I usually roast some of the meat … Continue reading

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I’ve had a blog or website for 21 years now. WOW. That’s a long time.  When I started I had a nursing baby and was educating a passel of children at home.  We’ve had a bakery, moved a couple of … Continue reading

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In Which I Bite Off More Than I Can Chew

Oh Spring Cleaning how I love thee and how I loathe thee. But I’m doing it anyway and though it may be more than I can chew at one time, I can spread it out over a few months.
I have … Continue reading

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Decluttering Help

These are links to articles within the Christian Homekeeper site. You’re welcome to print them out and use them in your home.
If you are Chronically Ill or Disabled, you may want to check out my FREE eBook called Homekeeping Lists … Continue reading

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Winter Time Warmth And Beauty

Now that Christmas is over, what do you do about decorations?  What do you do to make your home inviting and warm?
My friend Linda asked about that over in the CHK Facebook Group the other day.  She got lots of ideas … Continue reading

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A Purpose

Have you ever wondered what your purpose was?  Or is?  I certainly have and I think a lot of us have thought about that from time to time.
I arrived online and started CHK when the internet was young and everything … Continue reading

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Bay Wax Candles

Well, I couldn’t wait to burn one, so I lit two of them while we had lunch on New Year’s Day.  They smelled heavenly, bay and honey …  and like bees wax, they don’t drip they don’t smoke. Perfection! 
If you’ve … Continue reading

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Home Canning Sausage

This is a jar of my home-canned sausage. My husband’s Grandmother taught me how to can it using grease instead of broth or water. The grease, lard in this case, keeps the sausage tasting like sausage and keeps the typical … Continue reading

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