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On Mountain Men

Mountain man is a term that a friend uses to describe any of our male friends who grow scraggly beards and look disheveled (i.e “You’re rockin the mountain man look today”). 945 more words

God-Reliance vs Self-Reliance

“Self-reliance” has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? The term evokes a range of images in people: the prepper capable of surviving 30 years after societal meltdown, back-to-the-land hippies, or the pioneer living in a sod house in the 1800s. 835 more words



you were there gathering sticks
in the twilight hours
hoping to get back to something that resembled

and we would sit in the silence… 45 more words


Homemade Maple Syrup

In late winter, 2011, we attended a small festival called Maple Syrup Time at a little park in Lake County in northwest Indiana. We were living in Crown Point at the time and emerging from a long winter in our tiny apartment. 1,011 more words


2016 Seed Selections

As we mentioned in the last post, the winter months are the perfect time to dream of next year’s garden. We’ve been poring over seed catalogs for the last few months and finally managed to narrow down our seed selections for this year! 1,013 more words


Winter Garden Work

We finally got our first real snow of the season recently and it is beautiful. My husband is especially excited about all the nitrogen fixation occurring in our garden. 422 more words