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Living Free...

I don’t know what is so fucking wrong with me.. I grew up in the prairies and I saw the old fashioned version of marriage, mom stays at home, dad works, together you raise crazy kids… and I have to say i LOVE it… if I’m honest for the last 6 years if you asked me what I want to be and if I actually trust you enough to be open and honest with you I would tell you I want to be a housewife… sure in my head that still included shooting family photos, some weddings on the side.. 309 more words

Debt Free

Saved by the dit da jow

Per Wikipedia, “Dit Da Jow is a popular Chinese liniment sold to heal external damage such as bruises or sore muscles. There are several different recipes for Dit Da Jow, most of which are considered to be a “secret formula” passed down through oral and written history of… 359 more words


DIY Vermicomposting Bin

Like we don’t have enough going on, right?

I saw an add on meetup.com for a vermicomposting class a few weeks ago.  The Mrs. and I have been talking about possible businesses for the children to run and selling worms is one of them.   936 more words


The Bone Collector

When we first bought our property in 2013, free range cows were everywhere.  The rule with free range is that farmers are allowed to turn their cows loose in an area to graze.   612 more words


A Good Dichotomy

I really appreciate a good dichotomy. I am not the kind of person who claims the world is too complicated to reduce to simple opposites. In fact, I think the world needs more…each new dichotomy provides yet another dimension on which to measure our human-ness. 376 more words

Sawing Logs Manually

After we had hiked and puttered on projects, the sun was getting low in the sky.  We were in no hurry to get home, though we didn’t plan on staying the night.   488 more words


Adding a Door to the Neighbor's Outhouse

Our neighbor.  He isn’t there.  Hasn’t been there in……decades?  He has a tiny little shotgun shack that’s starting to fall in and an outhouse.  I went to county records and got his address.   235 more words