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Last night turned into ‘yarn to midnight’ night with my old friend the Kiwi Builder resulting in an unhurried start this morning. A bonus of not milking. 44 more words


Homestead Critter Humor

There are some moments in life where you just have to step back and not take life too seriously. Tonight was one of those times. During the early afternoon, I had handwashed my favorite sundress so that I could wear it when I went out to town for the day tomorrow. 833 more words


One step closer?

Today, my husband, Joaquin, talked to our friend Larry who lives on the island.

Our other friends had suggested us sending a group mail to the island residents to say we are looking for a place, but Larry is concerned that we would be met with offers for places that were too rustic for us. 502 more words

Living Off The Grid

Release the Chickens

That’s what I hope to do this weekend. I need to go pick them up from our farmer friend who sells started birds.  I decided to leave it outside the sheep pen and closer to the house so that it is easier for us to get into and out of.   115 more words


ROCKET stove

first, had to find a good table to put the stove on. as this is going to part of an outdoor kitchen, it had to be of size and sturdy and weather resistant. 440 more words


Real Food Review

There are lots of reasons why I have decided to grow as much of our own food as we can. But one of the major reasons is to avoid pesticides, preservatives, and artificial ingredients. 541 more words


Keep Them Loggies Rolling

Another weekend and more fussing with giant logs. This chore is part of our resource accumulation for future projects. These logs are the raw materials for posts and beams in our future house. 274 more words