We Are, You and I……

Defined in our story of this life from the days that have since long past . From the small struggles as a child, we cried, laughed, and found the next days adventures exciting. From the yelling, hitting and anger, often there are life long bonds [Read More]

The Revolutionist: You’re Saving Your Family

When we talk about growing our own food, there is something that strikes at our inner soul. When we labor so hard to put the compost in, gather the leaves in the fall, grass clippings in the summer and we create a habitat for worms [Read More]

Looking Down The Mountain, I saw Me…

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]

FREEDOM, Another Self-Sufficient Goal Met….

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..

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

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

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]

The Perfect Soap… The Perfect Handmade Gift….

So I have been combing over many recipes, tried at least seven different ones from five different sources… I weighted up the natural colorants, tested and produced many batches, some with awesome results. After testing the soap bases myself, using a cold process method, and [Read More]