Farmgirl School

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

I know we are taking too much.  You know we are taking too much.  We know its a finite resource.  We all know the damage we are doing.  Part of the heart of homesteading is caring for the earth.  Knowing that it provides for us and we give back to it.  It is being in …

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Our farm began in an old house on two-thirds of an acre backing to the fairgrounds in a small, country town that will remain beloved to us for all time.  There on our rented mini-farm we watched goats, chickens, alpacas, and ducks play in the back yard, grew so many pumpkins in the front yard …

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A few days ago I mentioned what electric devices we do not use and don’t miss.  Electricity is tricky.  See, it seemed like a blessing upon its discovery and I am sure in many ways it was, but not without a hefty price.  Electricity and oil, resources that cannot be replaced, have become such a huge part …

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The front door faces east and the heavy, double wood doors, carved and old, look out and greet the sunshine as it rises over the horizon and starts the day.  To get to the front door, walk through the adobe courtyard filled with spring flowers and the occasional sleeping cat with seating to enjoy a cup of coffee …

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