Post Archives from the ‘Fences’ Category



Apologies and Reset

Posted on: September 19th, 2019 by
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Moving has absolutely overwhelmed my time and energy for, in truth, over a year. I cannot apologize for that, as it was essential for my family, but I will apologize for neglecting all of you who have kindly read and commented here.

That said, we have moved to the front range of northern Colorado; we are now Continue reading the story "Apologies and Reset"

Goldilock farm

Posted on: February 19th, 2019 by
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Sitting waiting for my homestead to sell has given me far too much time to think.  I think about the animals we have had and the animals we would like to have.  I consider types of fencing we have used and what we may use in a new location.  I look at dozens of houses online and wonder if any of them will be where Continue reading the story "Goldilock farm"

Choosing to Advocate for Skunks

Posted on: November 25th, 2018 by
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Moving has so many complications and selling a home more so.

For my family, as I suspect for most, keeping the house pristine and ready to be shown to perspective buyers is one of the greatest challenges.  When a family also has pets in the house the work of perfection is amplified by the dirt and hair that are associated with animals.  What you many not Continue reading the story "Choosing to Advocate for Skunks"

Spring critters

Posted on: April 19th, 2014 by
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Things are greening, I've been planting, the windows are open, and there are more animal calls to be heard-it is definitively Spring.

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My hatchling and the new additions

I could not let my one surviving chick from my first attempt at incubation grow up alone, so my youngest and I drove over to Continue reading the story "Spring critters"

Is it time to expand?

Posted on: March 4th, 2014 by
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Frugal February went off without a hitch.  We ate up a bunch of stored stuff, finished some projects that were in a state of near completion, and began plans to meet more of the goals on our way to sustainable homesteading.

Some things were not as great.  I had a massive failure of the garden seedlings I had started in January; nearly 50 plants lost in Continue reading the story "Is it time to expand?"

New Year, Fresh Ideas

Posted on: January 6th, 2014 by
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The holidays are past and it is time for me to get back to work.

We had a very busy holiday season.  Our home was invaded by loved ones.  For Thanksgiving six of our family members came for ten days and another four for just the weekend.  We also had several friends over for the day, bringing the total of people who ate here to 32, Continue reading the story "New Year, Fresh Ideas"

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, etc. to go along with the chickens and ducks we Continue reading the story "Another Critter"

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 only the best came into my home and that I Continue reading the story "Considering where we are in homesteading…"