if you’re getting started homesteading in any home
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if you’re getting started homesteading in any home

Want to know if you’re cut out as a homesteader? These hints will help you determine if homesteading is for you: You roam the countryside gathering ideas for your ideal plot of land. You’ve got a raw plot of land and you can see what it’ll be…someday. You read and research chickens. You’ve got chickens, … Continue reading

fresh from the homestead: fruit orchard
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fresh from the homestead: fruit orchard

Not far from where I live, a fruit orchard lived for many years along the river. There are a lot of trees between there and here. I have a three acre space on the edge of the Kootenay River that houses more coniferous trees than I’ll ever need to heat a house for a lifetime. … Continue reading

Sourdough Baking
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Sourdough Baking

Have you dabbled in breadmaking? Seems like I’ve seen a few more sourdough loaves in my Instagram feed these last couple months. A few years ago, I decided if I wanted to practice any homesteady skill, it was bread making. But the things that look the easiest, usually are the most difficult. (Pie crust making … Continue reading

what my homestead looks like in May 2020
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what my homestead looks like in May 2020

I would have been in my garden anyway, with or without self-isolation, but I’m thankful for it even more now. I’ve got a reason to be outside: it is presently the most impactful self-care strategy I have in my physical world. The spa has nothing on the great outdoors. Mornings walking around my gardens with … Continue reading

Fresh from the Homestead: Tomatoes
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Fresh from the Homestead: Tomatoes

Can I tell you a secret? I’ve been gardening since my second daughter was born and I still don’t know the secret to perfect tomatoes. (I think the secret sauce is living in Italy with that anciently fertilized soil, but anyway…I live in the new world.) I seed tomatoes in mid-February. Roma tomatoes, appropo… Recently … Continue reading

the ole homestead in May 2020
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the ole homestead in May 2020

More time = more projects. But I was outside at this time last year anyway. Without daily trips to town now, I simply have more time to do those projects. Every morning I take a cup of coffee to the henhouse to release the chickens, give them fresh water and feed, and give them kitchen … Continue reading