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A Shift Has Taken Place

Spring is in the air, and together with beautiful Daffodils it brings new beginnings and new life. After a very long break from this blog, I am happy to announce N.A.E. 154 more words


Starting the Garden - Till or No Till?


The wind whipped my hair wildly about. Sounds were quickly carried away. Despite the constant blowing wind, the day was warm, the sun penetrating, the sky a bright, clear blue . 567 more words

Simple Living

Weekend Book Review: Homegrown and Handmade A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living

This was a fun book to read! At first I was skeptical and wondered if I had made a mistake purchasing this book. The first chapters didn’t offer much specific information and seemed superficial. 594 more words

Simple Living

Apples are not the only fruit

Exciting times in the High Bank garden as one of our experimental crops flowers for the first time…

The beautiful apricot was given to us by our dear friend… 200 more words


Homesteading - Learning the Land

Learning the Land
I felt the tickle of an insect on my arm as I lay in the grass. With eyes closed, the sounds of the insects and  happy clucking of chickens filled my head.  344 more words


A Making Weekend

Dried Calendula

Bentonite Tooth Powder

“The proverb warns that, ‘You should not bite the hand that feeds you.’ But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.” …

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Self-sufficiency: Solving problems with your brain rather than your wallet

I was invited to a lunchtime presentation about twelve months ago by IBISWorld that, while reasonably technical, I believe has a lot of relevance for any aspiring early retiree. 979 more words

Personal Finance