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Five things I've learnt from cycle camping

Jamie tentatively crossing a flooded part of the Rhone cycle route

This April we cycled and camped from Basel, Switzerland to Argeles-sur-Mer, France near the border with Spain. 684 more words


Building a Foundation

July, 2016

We could no longer put it off: the time had arrived to put in the foundation of the house. Because we’re doing this ourselves, a full basement is out of the question. 823 more words

Timber Frame

The Birth of Dreams

Since the dream has died, it is time to make new ones and so it is time to brew beer.  Beer is one of the few possible proofs that there is a god in the universe, but brewing your own beer reminds you that really god is not needed; just clean water.   69 more words


The WAY: The Kingdom's Treasury

Eccl. 5:8-12

Matthew 6:19-24

Imagine a lavishly wealthy man, among the richest in the world, who had been a shrewd businessman and innovator in his field, who had founded his own company and toiled all his life to build his corporation, amass his fortune, and jealously guard it against all comers. 1,834 more words


Why I Homestead

To homestead is to mean that I don’t have to rely on a store or the world. The only person I have to rely on is myself and my family. 423 more words


Idol Numero Uno

Idolatry is struck down with the very first commandment: Thou shalt have no other gods before Me (Exodus 20:3). And boy, howdy, there are idols aplenty. 1,038 more words

The Homesteader Library

I am a bibliophile, and a bargain shopper. Lucky for me in my area we have many flea markets that always have irresistible deals on books. 392 more words