my perennial gardens
gardening / homesteading

my perennial gardens

Much to do on a fresh plot of land. I’d love to offer Pinterest worthy photos of my gardens for this blog, but there is much to be accomplished in my gardens, like growth, oh, and more planting, and beds of cedar mulch to lay, and laying sod and even more hardscaping. What I can offer … Continue reading

planting perennials
homesteading

planting perennials

I should use every lick of space for edible options. Cause this is a homestead right? But I am, undoubtedly, a closet botanist. And my closet is my greenhouse, and every available space I can turn into a garden bed. I like plants. Though I have yet to memorize their Latin names, I love watching them … Continue reading

homesteading poetry
gardening / homesteading

homesteading poetry

Alone, except the birdsong, the birdcall the birds the birds the birds in a flutter flutter flutter declaring summer, summer, summer Watering with the warm six a.m. air suggests afternoon scorching sun. The blue birds, fighter pilots flyby, then again and again and again figure eights past the verandah search for a home, fly to amuse me fly then … Continue reading

build the house
home design / homesteading

build the house

A decade of effort and creativity condensed into one simple sentence: we built a home. We planned our house design years ago. And when I say ‘we’, I mean mostly my daughter and I, because my husband was less interested in the details of how big a room should be, or whether the kids should share a … Continue reading

raw land
homesteading

raw land

Yup, we did it! We bought just under three acres of raw land twenty minutes outside a lovely mountain town. Raw land=nothing has been done to this land. Only stories of the First Nation travelling from Creston each autumn to the island a 100 feet away to fish salmon and berry hunt at least a … Continue reading