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]

Crocheting for winter: hairpin lace

Hairpin lace crochet scarf

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….

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]

Winter Gardening book – Limited time deal

Winter Gardening 101 Price: Currently on sale for a LIMITED time.  See product page for most recent price before you order. This ebook can read on a Kindle, on a free app or online cloud reader. From the book blurb:  Once the winter months hit, [Read More]

Built By DIY: Frugal and Easy

Limited time deal – Built by DIY – click to order Price: Currently on sale for a LIMITED time.  See product page for most recent price before you order. This ebook can read on a Kindle, on a free app or online cloud reader. From [Read More]

Meal Planning – “How” to guide for every family

I know that to many people this is a really simple concept, but for me learning to menu plan was a real Eureka moment. I’d never been taught how to do it, and for years I just fumbled along. Many days, I dreaded cooking, or [Read More]

Handcrafted Treasures, Why It Makes Me Smile…

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]

Winter Preparation, The Outlook, Where Are You?

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

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]