It’s been a long time since we started this journey, and what a journey it has been! In three weeks we will finally be on our forever farm. It’s been seven years. We have had a lot of fun, we have learned so much, have taught thousands of people through this blog, my books, and … More Farmgirl Says Goodbye
I read a blog post that talked about homesteading. In it the author states that people in the city can say they are gardeners, can say they are homemakers, but cannot say that they are homesteaders. I beg to differ. I have homesteaded in the country, a small town, and in the city. Our plan … More So You Want to Be a Homesteader (27 ways, a new series)
A ninety-one year old house sits quietly empty on its large lot. No one to creak the old wood floors or light the flames in the firebox. There isn’t laughter in the kitchen yet, wine glasses clinking, or sizzling from the stove. The curtains are dark and block out the sunlight and the chill fills … More Braided Rugs and the Old House
There are some that are content with flowers in a pot. There are those who are perfectly happy turning on a switch to make the fire come to life (the gas flame is rather pretty). A package of this food or that blended with another to make “homemade” food. Our society has a different view … More The Homesteading Bug…or in the Blood?
“What does your husband do?” Um…same as me. I have been asked this dozens of times as if we could only manage if he moonlighted as a software engineer or cook for Pizza Hut. He was working at the coffee shop for fun two days a week last winter and had to quit because his Honey Do … More It Takes Two to Homestead