Slumber Like Lumber

Slumber Like Lumber

This combo has become a staple in our home. It’s a simple roller bottle, but one that helps with everything from trouble sleeping, to a cranky 4 year old.  Just remember, never travel without it! It’s certainly the easiest way to...

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Apple Trees and Goats

Apple Trees and Goats

We always bury our goats under the apple trees. The tree gets nourished by the goat body. The grass always grows really well there. Then the goats get to eat the apples and the grass. Then the goats make more goats. On and on it goes. This year...

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The woodstove

The woodstove

“Firewood warms you twice, once when you cut it and again when you burn it.” – some lumberjack At the end of this summer we got a wood stove for heating the house. It has been a learning adventure. There is a famous permaculture...

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Winter is leaving

Winter is leaving

This is the time of year that I look forward to. Some would say we are deep in winter. But all I can think is that Spring is near. We have been busy making new shelters. Putting up more fences, building a woodshed, planning and preparing the...

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Poultry Day

Poultry Day

The Sunday before thanksgiving is our last processing day. Its the day that officially ends our poultry growing season. Here is how we do it. We gather all the birds the night before. We go into the coup with a red light and catch everyone and...

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Basket Love

Basket Love

Baskets of Baskets A Haiku Ode to Baskets: You hold my treasures You invent new collections, One by one by one Like an ark for nature for yarn and blocks and produce When ere there’s a need. A creativity nest. Simple, ancient craft. One by...

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the Flip Side

the Flip Side

Death on the Homestead New life is so much more fun to post about, but in reality all things aren’t just joy. There has to be sorrow, and we’ve experienced an eye-opening amount of that as well since we’ve been on this...

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L’Chaim! (to life)

L’Chaim! (to life)

We’ve had AMAZING weeks here. Truly amazing. The weeks that really make it all exactly what we expected and all that we want to do! Babies. Babies. Babies. Everywhere. Leviah said it best ‘It’s like it’s baby season around...

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