Transition, Exhaustion, and God’s Great Canvas

We are moving to our dream house.  This is the scene looking across the goat pens and chicken coop.  It is breathtaking and inspiring. We are so very tired, I’m afraid.  We have been taking loads out to the new house every day along with our regular farmer’s markets, farm chores, and household chores, and … More Transition, Exhaustion, and God’s Great Canvas

Our Homesteading Journey (what we have learned, what we still need to learn!)

We always called this our practice farm.  The place we would learn valuable homesteading skills while still living in town so that when our homestead came forth we would know a great deal before diving in head first into a cold winter with a wood stove. Things we have learned on our Practice Farm: 1. … More Our Homesteading Journey (what we have learned, what we still need to learn!)

Surprise Fall Crops, Moveable Gardens, and the Moveable Farm

I planted seeds every couple of weeks until mid-July in rows where the seeds didn’t germinate or after crops were harvested.  In the long rows where I had harvested garlic I had planted snow peas, radishes, carrots, beets, and pattypan squash.  Then I forgot that I planted them!  So, imagine my pleasant surprise when I came … More Surprise Fall Crops, Moveable Gardens, and the Moveable Farm

Homestead for Rent

“Oh by the way, I was wrong.” “Sorry?” “About the rent, I was wrong.  Our place is for rent for….” The ground moves a little beneath my feet while that childish giddiness and unreasonable excitement wells up in my gut.  It is five hundred dollars less than he had previously quoted.  The perfect homestead was … More Homestead for Rent