Making the Holiday Season Better (love and acceptance)

The time is upon us for dinners with family, coming together with friends, and being around others.  We often say that we are getting together with loved ones but there are enough jokes out there about dreading family this time of year that there are obviously still issues.  Those issues stem from not accepting others as … More Making the Holiday Season Better (love and acceptance)

Thermoses and Wood Stoves (keeping warm on a homestead)

We survived the severe cold snap.  Thirty degrees feels like a heat wave now.  For a time I was tempted to give up the whole darn homesteading dream but after an electric blanket fix, a few glasses of wine, and a near nervous breakdown, I rethought it and we have determined that we truly love … More Thermoses and Wood Stoves (keeping warm on a homestead)

Winter Storm on a Homestead

The season’s first storm blew upon the land.  Racing winds howled across the prairie.  The sounds both ominous and exhilarating.  The house shook, the wood stove crackled, cats snuggled close.  The midnight sky showed only coal black. This morning the house read forty-five degrees.  Our breath showing in threads in the main room.  In the kitchen the little wood stove-that-could … More Winter Storm on a Homestead