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]

Handcrafted Treasures, Why It Makes Me Smile…

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Sat on the side of the road of our old neighborhood was a sign that said free… In the trash can perched a yard sale sign, and by the looks of the curbside trash they had a sale that day and/or the day before… Given [Read More]

A Early Homestead Morning , What It’s Like Here…

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It is mid November here, and it has been a late cold season arrival. The chores needing to be done before the arrival of the first snow have been completed, and the homestead has been wintered. The season of fall is a favorite season of [Read More]

A ” No Thanks ” Thanksgiving and Honoring Traditions

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The smell of food always filled the early morning hours of two traditional events in the house, no matter where that house was located. It became a staple of my life as a child,  it was a time of celebration and togetherness. They were the [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]

No Smoke, Too Much Heat, Lucky Deer…

There is gonna be several different opinions on this subject, and let me make clear that most of them aren’t wrong. But sometimes, I have to make what I feel is a good call for the better. The weather event this year has me scared, [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]

Law Breaking, or Self Sufficient Survival?

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In small towns across the world, trains are blowing their whistles as they cross intersections and moving goods all around. In many places around the United States, trains are taking millions of tons of coal and timber from point A to point B. A few [Read More]