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]

Win Milk Kefir Grains

Last week, I shared how I am enjoying my new journey with milk kefir. I am getting pretty good at it now and making a kefir that is great to drink as well as healthy. It can be a little tart, and then I enjoy [Read More]

Starting a new journey with Kefir

Jason is ahead of me on this by a few years, but I recently learned about Kefir. It was quite by accident, as my eye caught a video about probiotics and the importance of them in our diet. In tablet form, good probiotics can be [Read More]

Crocheting for winter: hairpin lace

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I (Modern Pioneer’s wife) began to crochet last year—I posted about it, then went silent for a while as I got busy. I made a few items; some scarves, a pair of wristlets (like gloves but with no fingers), a prayer shawl. I even started [Read More]

FREEDOM, Another Self-Sufficient Goal Met….

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Yes, I did it, another milestone met. Let me explain how I did it, the tools you’re going to need, and the mind-set your going to need to understand in order to get there. So today, I am pleased to tell you that I have [Read More]

End of Summer Harvesting, The Loaded Plants..

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This growing season has been a tough one…. From constant rain to drought…. Growing food has been a challenge this year and the harvest has been spotty. Years ago, when I began this adventure, I looked at understanding that some food is ready early, some [Read More]

Escaping Being Trapped, Drowning, and The Roll Over….

In the busy season now, I learned long ago to always be safe no matter what. The idea is to get as much done, be in a way that is safe. I always double check my gear, equipment, tools, and have all my safety gear [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]

Costs of a mission trip, financial and others

As much as we try to inject “fun” into fundraising, it’s a time consuming and tiring business. We have not sent out the usual request letters this year, instead focusing on raising the funds through events, making and selling things. Car wash, soap making, crocheting, [Read More]

Holding Strong When Tragedy Hits

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Although this is the first real public acknowledgement from me, about the murders, I wanted to let you know what this post is all about… As I stood in the room, my eyes rolled around… I could feel the presence of the violence that took [Read More]