I think I was starving my chickens. I am not proud of this. Further reason that this blog serves as a place to educate folks on exactly how-to because I can never find the answers on these things until it hits me in the face! So, when we first got our chickens, we had eight. … More How Much Do You Feed Chickens?
“What is a homestead?” my friend asked. The question threw me off guard, cause, geez, everyone knows what a homestead is. It’s uh….you know…a place where…I decided to consult the dictionary. homestead [hohm-sted, -stid] /ˈhoʊm stɛd, -stɪd/ noun 1. a dwelling with its land and buildings, occupied by the owner as a home and exempted … More What Is A Homestead and Why Is It So Important To Be Self Reliant?
Tomorrow the dawn will shine brightly at morn T’will be nineteen years since my daughter was born. Her blue eyes so shine her looks are quite fair her smile ever bright love her wavy hair! Her heart is passionate a love of all so strong A nature girl indeed a love of the wild’s song. One of … More A Birthday Wish
I was pretty certain I was going to screw up my kids if I did it. I wanted to be a teacher for a while. I majored in English. I love all things academic…except math. But, what if I didn’t do it right? The kids had been asking for a few years, off and on, … More Homeschooling 101 (laws and unschooling)
The night is surprisingly cold and calm. The snowstorm has passed and the late sky is crisp and stars are just twinkling through. The prairie is beautifully dark. Exhilaratingly so. I am walking the path east into the swell of ebony towards the mailboxes. The path is faintly lit with the bluish street light behind the … More Memorizing Moments and Merry Christmas
Our first Christmas together Doug bought me a Page-A-Day Yiddish calendar. It came with a word, a meaning, and the word used in a sentence. He laughingly turned to the page that read Shiksa; the non-Jewish girl who is dating your son. “Just because I am a shiksa doesn’t mean I don’t know a word … More Shiksa in the Kitchen
The sun was shining yesterday and though the air was cool I figured it was a good time to get some laundry done. The sky was clear and soft, a mirror of light blue stretching far and wide and the mountains stood tall in the distance. A purple silhouette against the prairie sky. The grasses … More The Enchanting Prairie Visitors
This farm just hasn’t seemed like a farm lately. The chickens are still running amok and always hungry, the farm dog is sleeping, the cats are mousing, but something was missing. We sure missed our goats! About a month and a half ago they went to see about some men. We hadn’t a clue what … More Guess Who Came Home for Christmas!
Several times this year I had us (meaning myself and you readers) all write down dreams, goals, things we want to change in our lives, things that we are holding onto, things that we need to start in order to get our dreams to unfold before us. For anything you desire or wish for will … More Starting a Homesteading School
What would you say is the most powerful thing on earth? Water? Money? Love? I would say prayer. I am deeply spiritual/religious, whatever you want to call it, but I cringe when people start talking to me about their religion, their opinions, what the Bible says by their interpretation, how many people are converting…blah, blah, blah. … More A Powerful Tool (for homesteading and beyond)