Tag: homesteader

lessons learned: you gotta deconstruct to reconstruct

When my teenage daughter came home after a slumber party in late November and declared she’d like to move to the lower level of our house, I celebrated. . .then I realized all the work that would need to be done before that opportunity… Continue Reading “lessons learned: you gotta deconstruct to reconstruct”

rainy days got you down? ideas for gardeners on a rainy day

It seems that we no longer have snow in winter where I live–Winter brings with her cold rain now, and for us natives, it is depressing.  I am taking measures to “work through” the impact of global warming on my home town, and some… Continue Reading “rainy days got you down? ideas for gardeners on a rainy day”

necessities and guilty pleasures for the gardener

So we covered this topic for homesteaders (click here for Part 1 and Part 2), and now that I’m spending my free time outside, I thought we’d give the gardeners their due!  Here are a few gifts and gadgets I love to use when… Continue Reading “necessities and guilty pleasures for the gardener”

“homesteading” the homesteader

Reposting a simple reminder for us all as we journey on through the holiday season.  I pray we remember that the journey is about more than things, stuff, and stress–it’s about hope, peace and promise. This weekend, I am taking a bit of a… Continue Reading ““homesteading” the homesteader”

lessons learned: you gotta deconstruct to reconstruct

Yesterday, I began the process of deconstructing my kitchen.  Having your refrigerator die the week before Christmas will do that to a homesteader.  It’s not just enough to move the old one out and pop a new one in–I figure I should take advantage… Continue Reading “lessons learned: you gotta deconstruct to reconstruct”

get ‘er done

I am sitting here in my living room and avoiding looking around at what awaits me once this blog post is finished.  The weeks leading up to Christmas were filled with homesteading, crafting, a sinus infection and 2 bad colds.  Needless to say,our little… Continue Reading “get ‘er done”

a homesteader’s kitchen table during the holidays

just rest: our bodies as fallow fields

In the spirit of preparing for the “busy”ness of holiday seasons, I am reposting this one. Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.  ~Ovid Last night, I was reading an article on biodynamic farming (I know–light reading on a Friday… Continue Reading “just rest: our bodies as fallow fields”