Tags » Self-Sufficiency

Doing our bit

It’s strange how the contents of one old cigar box can bring to life a period of history. My mother didn’t even smoke cigars, let alone know anyone who did, but somewhere she found the cigar box and kept it because, “It’s made of good wood, and you never know when it might come in handy.” That type of thinking is common in my family. 616 more words


Summer Bounty

Even though we had a very hot summer, as soon as the temperatures started to drop the veggie garden in the shade house took off for a late but sustained productive burst. 109 more words


Utopia: There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.

Completely Mesmerizing Performance.

Though a quarrel in the streets is a thing to be hated, the energies displayed in it are fine; the commonest man shows a grace in his quarrel.


Big purchases - Big steps towards a more self-sufficient life!

In preparation to building our new homestead, I’ve been reading Jill Winger’s E-book “Your Custom Homestead“. I had already been enjoying her blog, … 512 more words


Turning 40

It wasn’t as bad as I expected. Actually, I’m not sure what I expected. I’ve been doing a countdown to my 40th birthday for about 2 years, wondering what “luxury item” I’d treat myself to for the occasion. 616 more words

Chickens !!!


Yes- to answer your question, I am using “Chickens” as the title for my very first blog post. I am hoping to write more and in turn gain some opportunities for later reflection and aid my memories when I have forgotten them all, but I am also hoping to connect with people, shed insight, and offer questions to life. 388 more words


Barbie and the Hounds from Hell!

I know that Ruby is a farm dog but in the recent days of somewhere near but not quite zero temperatures, I don’t have the heart to send Ruby outside. 757 more words