How to Become a Homesteader-Part 4-Thrift, Bartering, Splurge

Finding balance is one of the things we all strive for in every aspect of our lives.  Becoming a homesteader is about living the life you want, that you dream of.  It’s about taking chances and knowing you can live on less.  It is about spending time in the gardens and with animals and friends and not giving our life to a corporation, who will have you replaced by the time you hit the parking lot, or grave.  This is about relationships; with community, with friends and family, with nature, with God.  This is about freedom.  When we are living on … Continue reading How to Become a Homesteader-Part 4-Thrift, Bartering, Splurge

The Snobby Homesteader’s Wine (boxed and oddly delicious)

I do enjoy a glass of wine at dinner.  Sitting in the restaurant that my daughter, Emily, works at enjoying a small pizza and the house wine is enjoyable to me.  I told one of my friends who was there that the wine wasn’t the best, most award winning, but it was quite good, and really quite excellent with food.  I have a reputation for being a wine snob.  I am not proud of this, but I also am not drinking the mass produced style wines.  Concannon or Mondavi?  I’ll pass. I wasn’t always this way.  I didn’t start drinking any type of … Continue reading The Snobby Homesteader’s Wine (boxed and oddly delicious)