We are in the midst of Spring here, warm and breezy, and filled with bright sun. Everything is coming to life and there are lots of events I want to share with you! Talk on Remedios, Medicine, and Healing at … Continue reading Talks, Events, and Big News
Gandalf the Great Pyrenees had a new toy. The story goes (according to him anyway) that Buttercup the chicken got out of the pen and he was simply attempting to corral her back in. Three quarters of her was stuck … Continue reading Backyard Chicken Tips and Homesteading School
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 … Continue reading The Homesteading Bug…or in the Blood?
It’s always nice to get off the homestead once in awhile. If you are on the farm too long you start to think that everything revolves around your little plot of land. That’s a lot of pressure. Thinking the world … Continue reading Across Enchanted Woods and Harbors
The first time we ate a pickled egg was at Nancy’s house a few years ago. She put out a platter of olives, crackers, chutney, and pickled eggs to enjoy with our glasses of wine out on the deck in … Continue reading Perfect Pickled Eggs
I hate limbo. I like things nice and organized. Memos about the future, perfect accounting, smooth plan making…I am a tad power trippy. I panic. Our shop is for sure closing but our business is not. I felt like we … Continue reading Pumpkin Hollow Farm Strikes Again
The first time Doug and I saw deer close up we were driving through a neighborhood to a dinner party and the lovely creatures were crossing the road. Doug and I hung out our car windows whistling and blowing kisses like they were supermodels crossing a catwalk. “Hey Beautiful!” We were so astounded seeing deer close up. When we moved further out we found they were in our own yard every evening. We watched in awe as a huge buck with a large rack (Hey there good lookin’!) jumped through a one foot opening into our garden. We laughed and pointed and … Continue reading Forcefield Fencing…no more deer buffet!
I want to feel satisfied as I fall into bed exhausted. Complete in what I do. Comforted in the thought that homesteading improves my lifestyle and mood, that I stay healthy, contribute to the health of animals, grow glorious food for my loved ones, prepare for accidents or Mother Nature or the Zombie Apocalypse, according to my dear friend, Erik, but also live a good life. I want to lessen my footprint on this fine earth and live fully. Busyness sneaks up. Its eager eye on making me feel tired and blue instead of satiated. It robs me of time to … Continue reading Catching Time…unplugging