Tags » Homesteading

All these Black Friday deals are making me want to spend money...

But I shall prevail! The only thing I will be spending money on this weekend are fruit trees. Specifically figs. Although there is a great sale on a small point-and-shoot camera that I’m itching to have. 511 more words


A Self-Sufficient Thanksgiving

There is nothing quite like the feeling you get when almost everything on the table is something you grew and canned for yourself.

I felt immense satisfaction knowing exactly how my turkey lived, was fed only organic feed and organic vegetables and fruits that I’d grown myself, and died in a humane manner at my husband’s hand. 251 more words


The Power of Intention

The rising sun is invisible yet behind the eastern slopes, but the orange glow is reflected on the nearly leafless treetops on the western hilltops. Trying to stay mindful on my long, quiet drive into work, I take in the sights around me. 589 more words

Simple Living

Rain, and Cold Water Guinea Pig Management

The end of the semester is nigh, which means that I have a TON of papers to write, and lab work to do. So, I have a bunch of academic things to do. 158 more words


Sorting Hat for October Babies!

One of Cassius’s babies born in late June, Pop, is ready to breed! She is in the back box with 14 other pigs, and the 4 newborn babies. 127 more words


The Man and the Land - Part 2

“Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.”

-Genesis 2:15

I began addressing in Part 1 what I feel we might be losing as a society increasingly losing our connection to the land. 873 more words



I am trying to distract myself today from Sienna’s death by trying to figure out the future of my rabbitry. There are 2 does in her litter of grow outs, so we may end up keeping one. 574 more words