Farmgirl School

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

I do enjoy a glass of wine at dinner.  Sitting in the restaurant that my daughter, Emily, works at enjoying a small pizza and the house wine is enjoyable to me.  I told one of my friends who was there that the wine wasn’t the best, most award winning, but it was quite good, and really …

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Even though we are homesteaders (and make a bit over twenty grand a year) we love really good food.  It’s not just for the rich.  We eat fresh vegetables from the garden, home canned vegetables in the winter, humanely raised and organically and grass fed animals raised by friends or nearby farmers.  We love good, strong …

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Shyanne’s boyfriend gaped at the gigantic box sitting open on the dining room table.  “They deliver a whole box of wines to your house?”  “Just twelve bottles,” I said sheepishly, feeling a bit like a lush.  Then I got my head together and said, “It’s three months worth!”  It really is.  Unless I take bottles to …

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People often think of homesteaders as those who go out and survive on their own away from society and civilization.  Most homesteaders know that one cannot become a hermit.  A better term than “self sufficient” would be “community sufficient”.  I could not possibly make and provide everything my family needs.  So, I depend on Miller …

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