Author Archives: Sandy

Another Critter

Posted on: October 29th, 2013 by
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It seems there is some force in the universe that knows we are trying to do this farming thing.  Not to say we are all that well prepared for it, but it is the end goal of our property.  Part of farming, in my mind, is critters.  We want several kinds; goats, horses, rabbits, turkey, [Read the full story …]

Waste not, want not…

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by
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This past weekend I had the good fortune to make a neighborly connection at the Farmer’s Market in town.  I was there peddling some tasty jams and jellies and doing a bit of socializing with the other vendors about their wares.  It turned out that a family member of one had far more pears than [Read the full story …]

Considering where we are in homesteading…

Posted on: August 23rd, 2013 by
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My life is very home-centered.  I have been a stay at home mom since 2007, with the birth of our second daughter, and that time has brought my attention to minute details of what comes into and what leaves my home.  Always concerned with health and environmental issues, I became obsessed with making certain that [Read the full story …]

Gardener or Farmer

Posted on: July 16th, 2013 by
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I have heard it said that a gardener grows fruits and vegetables and a farmer sells the same.  I would add that a gardener often shares much of what they grow. I have been having a bit of an identity crisis as to which category I wanted to be a part in. I love to [Read the full story …]

Updating an old Swing

Posted on: June 25th, 2013 by
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So, one of my longest standing personal convictions is that we should attempt to fix damaged items, not just replace them.  This goes for a large variety of things from cars to clothes.  Over the years I have taken things from other people’s trash (not digging through, just the curb), because I felt it still [Read the full story …]