you know you’re a homesteader when…
foraging / gardening / homesteading

you know you’re a homesteader when…

Certain clues give away your homesteader status? You’ve got a raw plot of land and you can see what it’ll be…someday. There is always room for another chicken. Outdoors is just another room in your home. All poop is useful for the garden. Anything that can be foraged should be foraged: reduce the grocery bill. … Continue reading

homestead: garden bounty
gardening / homesteading

homestead: garden bounty

homestead, garden bounty, unless… Every year, I grow starts from seed. Sometimes these seedlings will grow as expected, sometimes they won’t. Sometimes I’ll know why, sometimes I won’t. This year they grew happily in the greenhouse. Hundreds of them. From flowers to veggies. Then I placed a few in the open sun to harden off. … Continue reading

homestead: soil building
gardening / homesteading

homestead: soil building

I’ve been in a state of soil building the moment I stepped onto the raw mountain land that I considered purchasing. Land watching. I paid attention to where the thimbleberries grew in a grove. That would be my garden. There was enough sunlight to grow something on this rocky mountain. Sunlight catching. After we purchased … Continue reading

homeschool: performance opportunities
homeschool planning / homeschooling / socialization

homeschool: performance opportunities

When I was about six, I had the chance to be part of the sunday school Christmas presentation. I was the M of “MERRY CHRISTMAS”. But I wasn’t getting on stage to wish Jesus a happy birthday if my salvation depended on it. I had a bout of serious shyness (hard to believe when you … Continue reading