The wood stove comes alive, savage and hot. The whirl of orange and red feel so comforting, so primal, so homelike. The living room will be warm soon. I prepare my coffee and watch through the picture window as the … Continue reading Sweet Homestead Days
When we first began this journey, we went into it wholeheartedly and completely naive. We learned, we cried, we laughed. A homesteading/farmsteading lifestyle makes life amplified. The good is really amazing, healing, and life-giving; babies being born, fresh food from … Continue reading Farmsteading Scenes and Living Life Well
I wish we had started homesteading and farming long ago. It would be nice to have a multi-generational legacy of land and tradition that becomes genetically ingrained in the children and is always a sense of comfort and a place … Continue reading The Multi-Generational Legacy of Farming and Homesteading
“And just like that, we are homesteading again!” Doug said as he walked into the house after work. Two pressure canners were sputtering on the stove, twelve quarts of homemade chicken broth within. The house smelled wonderful. I was in … Continue reading Starting a Farm and Homestead (Pumpkin Hollow Farm adventures continue)
The very first showing of our house resulted in an offer. We are under contract. I love this little old house. I am proud of what I have done with the yard and the sheer beauty of the space makes … Continue reading Finding the (Nearly) Perfect Property
That was probably the most common question asked in my grandparent’s home. Where did the time go? They would be telling a story about a friend who used to live there, or the neighbor and her daughter, or look at how tall … Continue reading Where Did the Time Go?
A new little farmgirl is joining our family this November. During Emily’s ultrasound yesterday I watched in awe as the little skeleton baby moved her knees into her chest, moved her arms, and turned her head. Is there anything more … Continue reading A New Farmgirl and the Family Farm
There is a large mass of building on the property. The caved in root cellar burrows beneath it, the stucco and plastic paneled building serves now as a place to store items. Trash and treasures abound in the light filled space. It once held a giant pomegranate tree and rows and rows of water plants. Our landlords used to own a business selling plants for ponds and I can imagine the place filled with flowers and greenery, with a large pomegranate tree as the center of its universe. Two snow storms and disability turned the now dusty greenhouse into a … Continue reading The Greenhouse?
We need a bigger garden in the next house! This is always our mantra. The next house will indeed have a bigger garden and I will inevitably run out of space. We have already begun saying it again. This quarter … Continue reading Out of Space Farming (finding garden space in unusual places)