“What is a homestead?” my friend asked. The question threw me off guard, cause, geez, everyone knows what a homestead is. It’s uh….you know…a place where…I decided to consult the dictionary. homestead [hohm-sted, -stid] /ˈhoʊm stɛd, -stɪd/ noun 1. a dwelling with its land and buildings, occupied by the owner as a home and exempted by a homestead law from seizure or sale for debt. 2. any dwelling with its land and buildings where a family makes its home. 3. a tract of land acquired under the Homestead Act. 4. a house in an urban area acquired under a homesteading … Continue reading What Is A Homestead and Why Is It So Important To Be Self Reliant?
I stepped outside before the sun’s colorful hands glided over the edge of the prairie. The lighting was surreal and looked as if I lived in a Renaissance pastel that might hang in the museum. A painted landscape so beautiful … Continue reading Prairie at Dawn (and you can rest in January!)
We often think of decorating the inside of a house. How to make it warm and inviting. How to create living spaces. The outside of the house is every bit as important as it will open up more living space. … Continue reading Creating Outdoor Living Spaces (reading nooks and welcomes)