Extreme Homesteading (high altitude, freedom, and yoga with frogs)

Homesteading has become so much more than a lifestyle for us, it has become a part of our very being.  There are apartments with lush carpet and furnaces awaiting, city streets to catch buses on, and jobs that offer weekly paychecks.  Parts of that we miss but not enough to hightail back to it.  When … More Extreme Homesteading (high altitude, freedom, and yoga with frogs)

Homesteader’s Espresso (off grid ready and fuel for chores)

We are trying to purchase any desired or needed items to be off-grid ready, non-electric, and well made.  Doug works at a coffee shop in the winter, we enjoy really good coffee, and I do like an occasional espresso in the afternoons.  I researched non-electric espresso makers.  They were pricey and the concept was the … More Homesteader’s Espresso (off grid ready and fuel for chores)

The Little Dairy (a homesteader’s necessity!)

Every homestead would benefit from a goat.  These dog-sized animals come with mega personality and fun while giving delicious milk for the homestead dairy cupboard along with chocolate milk, cheese, yogurt, cream cheese, and ice cream!  Goats don’t cost much more than a dog does and the investment is paid back in crazy antics (like jumping … More The Little Dairy (a homesteader’s necessity!)

Rhubarb Season (canning, old books, and spreadsheets)

It is time to preserve rhubarb, that delicious late spring necessity, that wonderful tangy addition to pie and toast and sauce.  That perennial that just keeps on giving each and every year.  I need to get a plant.  My new ones didn’t survive the harsh winter but my Great Aunt Donna’s fabulously established ones did!  … More Rhubarb Season (canning, old books, and spreadsheets)

Freezer Camp

“Hi Ho, Hi Ho, off to Freezer Camp we go…!”  The sing song text came over after I told my friend, Jamie, that the roosters lost their jobs. The landlords decided that the chickens should stay in their coop and modest enclosure from now on.  The roosters’ jobs were to protect from predators, to sound … More Freezer Camp

We Sold a Goat and Now We’re Out Drinking (a field trip)

The light filters through the vibrant greens of trees in the park across the street through the large windows.  I sit in Jives Coffee Lounge in Old Colorado City admiring its black ceiling, wooden floors, amazing coffee (dark chocolate mocha with cinnamon, ginger, and paprika…died and went to coffee heaven), guitars in the corner, comfy lush chairs, … More We Sold a Goat and Now We’re Out Drinking (a field trip)