Farmgirl School

"It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life." -Tolkien

“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 …

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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 my mind could hardly fathom.  The owls called to each other from tree to tree …

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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.  It allows us to welcome our friends to our door, invites us to relax in …

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