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Why bother to Homestead?

Posted on: April 15th, 2021 by
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Spring Break 2021 did not find my family running off to some tropical vacation. Instead we hosted two different sets of family on our homestead. Besides sharing movies, board games, and meals, we also shared projects.

For the children of my sister and sister-in-law, respectfully, this was the first time they directly saw and interacted with chicks. Continue reading the story "Why bother to Homestead?"

2021 Homestead Poultry Plan

Posted on: January 20th, 2021 by
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Its not a secret that 2020 was a tough year for a lot of reasons.  One of the bigger challenges for our household were the losses we suffered both in the garden and with the chickens we hoped to raise.

Our property is one I think of as semi-suburban.  We are situated on the edge of town in a small Continue reading the story "2021 Homestead Poultry Plan"

A Garden of Privilege

Posted on: November 3rd, 2020 by

I was recently watching YouTube looking for new and interesting garden practices and heard a very popular gardening content creator say that having a garden is a privilege. I was very bothered by this statement. So bothered that I ended that video and moved on to something else. Since then I have thought long and hard about why that statement Continue reading the story "A Garden of Privilege"

A rough summer

Posted on: July 31st, 2020 by
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The summer of 2020 has been one for the history books. I wonder how it will seem to others, looking back, but I know that this will not rank as one of my favorite summers.

So what was the problem or problems? The lock downs? The partially empty shelves in the grocery store? The heat dome Continue reading the story "A rough summer"

Homestead Lock Down

Posted on: April 9th, 2020 by
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Our household has been following local Shelter in Place requirements for three weeks now and I feel that we are handling it exceptionally well. This is not something that I take for granted, as I am seeing that some of my friends are struggling with this new reality. I feel our handling of at home confinement is going well for a Continue reading the story "Homestead Lock Down"

Planning around Covid19

Posted on: March 19th, 2020 by
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It feels a bit like the world is closing its doors and shuttering its windows.

My childrens' schools have determined that it is best to extend Spring Break and begin all education remote. Restaurants, recreation centers, parks, libraries, and a slew of public services have closed. It all seems like something out of an apocalyptic movie.

I had recently shared about starting seeds for my first garden Continue reading the story "Planning around Covid19"

Diggin’ In

Posted on: March 10th, 2020 by
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Spring is in the offing and I feel that I have finally begun REAL homesteading.

Something we, as a family, decided was that it was important to get through a winter in our new house and our new locale before we committed to plans for our property. This meant that we didn't plant a garden (sadly), add Continue reading the story "Diggin’ In"

House hunting can begin

Posted on: February 25th, 2019 by
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I am happy to share that we have accepted an offer on our homestead. Hooray!!!

Now begins some serious work; there are repairs that have been requested that must be completed, there are boxes to be packed, but most importantly we need to get serious about finding our new place.

For our family that Continue reading the story "House hunting can begin"

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"