Patience to learn…. crochet

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One thing I can say about being married to Modern Pioneer is that he is always trying something new, and unlike me, he is not a procrastinator. If he sees a need for something to be done, he does it. Me… I am very different. [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]

Making The Carved Pumpkins Last, The Solution

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Carving pumpkins has been a enjoyable time of year… It is always a great time to visit another local farm and go pick our pumpkins from the rows upon rows of all sorts of different pumpkins. Often, I can see what the pumpkin is going [Read More]

Bartering…. Getting Clever For Wintertime

Dotted all over the countryside are little known wintertime hot spots that you can barter for wintertime space for your own gain. You can exchange labor for a 4×4 space or you could barter for a larger space. Privately owned greenhouse owners are always eager [Read More]

Meet Your Host and Blogger

I was born in 1970 and found myself living on a farm in a small town in Pennsylvania with my Mom and Step Dad, Bob. I called Bob, Dad, as he was my Dad and was a driving force in my life. Our farm was [Read More]

The Cash Storm, Homesteaders Freedom…

With the warm coals from the hard wood fire, I sit in my warm house wearing my smiley faced pj bottoms and my traditional plain white T on. As the storm Sandy finally moves away, what is left in her path is beyond words, however [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]

Fall Colors and Seasons of Change Means Shifting Gears

I like Autumn, it does close Summer and puts a lid on the harvest season and opens a whole different mind set on the Homestead. I will be pulling down the solar water heater as the snow and temps no longer support it. The fall [Read More]

Winter Grains For Green Cropping in The Spring

As the weather gets cooler, the leaves start to die, the trees begin to fall asleep for the coming winter months. Daytime temps are a hit and miss as the weatherman tries to get us ready for the day ahead. The morning sun beams through [Read More]

The Meal, Pioneering With Children….

As a child, we as a family would go camping and fishing along the river banks of many rivers in two states. As we traveled or stayed at camp, we had sandwiches during the day but we always had breakfast and dinner on a open [Read More]