My book is out! I sold several copies over the weekend. It is filled with articles about pursuing your dreams, living a simpler life with less bills (so less work), and breathing in every day, along with everything you need to know about creating your own grocery store (preserving), gardening, soap making, candle making, medicine making, gift making, starting a farm, getting farm animals, and SO much more. It is a hoot to see it in print. There are some things I learned while compiling articles from the last two and a half years of blogging and editing the final … Continue reading Farmgirl School; Homesteading 101 (back to basics for an enchanting, simple life)
“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 have been stalking Craigslist. It is exhausting. The rents in our county have nearly doubled. Mention eight cats (let alone a dog, chickens, ducks, and goats…and self employment and bad credit) and it’s amazing how quickly someone else gets … Continue reading Our New Homestead
I have alternated playing American Indian and pioneer since I was a child. I suppose I am still playing. I have rows of the best corn I have ever grown. Anyway, they look pretty. We have had some issues with … Continue reading The Great Corn Experiment