Setting Yourself Free (Part 1- Release and Being a Keeper of Light)

A fellow told me that I am the happiest person he has ever met.  My husband is the happiest person I have ever met.  We are a veritable roaming comedy team.  But happiness and balance is something that we must work for every day.  In this world of negativity and news stations we must protect ourselves, seek balance, and constantly be keepers of the light. The first day’s lesson in the Setting Yourself Free series is Releasing. Releasing Others: Here is an exercise for you.  Walk through your life, view it like an old home video.  You will see some … Continue reading Setting Yourself Free (Part 1- Release and Being a Keeper of Light)

Daily Bits of Happiness, Added Silliness, and If You Had No Fear…What Would Your Life Look Like?

More and more of my to-do lists include things that will make me happy.  Instead of working myself to death over say, dishes, I want to include more day to day activities that bring a smile to my face.  Like smelling the orange blossoms in my window. My daughter gave me this journal a few days ago.  I love its cork-like cover and its simple but profound words. Do one thing every day that makes you happy.  Enjoy a cocktail on the porch watching the sunset.  Read a great book.  Be with the ones you love.  Take a walk.  Indulge in … Continue reading Daily Bits of Happiness, Added Silliness, and If You Had No Fear…What Would Your Life Look Like?

How To Become a Homesteader-Part 1- Finances

Our homesteading school garners a lot of interest and folks of all walks of life are more and more interested in leaving the rat race and joining the simple life.  Most people have a romanticized view of what homesteading looks like, but the good news is, most of those images are true.  It is lovely to live so simply and to not worry as much and to have more freedom with time. We have a lot of people, friends and family, ask how to get to this point.  How do you achieve the homestead?  How do you get your own … Continue reading How To Become a Homesteader-Part 1- Finances

Photo Glimpse of Farm, Family, Life

We went and visited our friends, Lisa, Lance, Brandon, and Brett, on their homestead.  Maryjane is such a little animal lover and horse whisperer already.  Her friend, Tuvia (Lisa and Lance’s grandson) was there to play with her and together they visited with cows, chickens, horses, and dogs.  A farm girl in the works! The aftermath of the cold was sobering but not surprising.  Everything in the cold frame was gone.  I just received this cold frame as a barter for a class so I am still new to it.  Should I have packed it with straw?  Covered it with … Continue reading Photo Glimpse of Farm, Family, Life