Looking Down The Mountain, I saw Me…

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I stood above the pond today, and moved to my sitting spot under a wild cherry tree there. A tree as old as I am, I have sat there at least 40 hours over these years. Sometimes fighting with God, thinking my issues through, enjoy [Read More]

The Eight Year Self Sufficient Meal

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This evening, I had another 100% self sufficient meal… It included some Italian sweet sausage, some garlic and asparagus in a light homemade butter, with a shiitake mushroom….. The significance is all these things were planted many years ago. The asparagus was planted 8 years [Read More]

Cold Frame Jump Start, Grow Baby Grow…

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Lets talk cold framing for a minute…. If this is new to you, let me explain it and the process in some detail. It is something I want to encourage, and I am going to also suggest/post a book that will help you become more [Read More]

Homemade Cream Of Wheat

When the cold weather sets in, I often find myself taking care of the little things that need wrapped up. In the afternoon the weather turns cold and often I have already taken off my long sleeves… But when I get inside, there are a [Read More]

Winter Preparation, The Outlook, Where Are You?

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A quarter cord of wood left to split, and that is it for the season… I am pleased at the amount I have done this year. I feel comfortable knowing that I have split 3 more cords this year than I normally need.With the new [Read More]

Being Foolish and Getting Trapped Alone….

As the season progresses, the task of firewood splitting is in full swing. Having gathered some firewood by cleaning up trees in people’s yard, I never get to worried about having enough wood until July. My wood stove takes up to 24 inch logs, and [Read More]

A Few Rules Of Homesteading, Just In Time…

In my youth, still young to many at 44, I found that I had a drive that was matched by few. Only true people that had the same passion as I did could even keep up with my task. I pride myself on doing more [Read More]

Cyber Monday, Tree Standing, I Need Your Help!!

I hope you will take sometime out tomorrow and visit our Trading post and make some purchases there for this years Holidays. I have a few plans to use the money including building a website domain, and funding a couple DIY winter time projects. We [Read More]

The First Fire of The Season….

Getting ready for the storm was like getting ready for any winter storm… Tonight as I write, the first fire of the season warms this space, and the rewards of my effort of gathering, splitting and stacking wood to build this fire, gives me great [Read More]

Free Organic Materials, Labor Free…

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Keeping up with the Jones, well that has benefits that I like… Most suburbs have little trees, then comes country suburbs where they have trees but have a desire to keep their lawns spotless and perfect. In my neck of the woods, where the Deer [Read More]