9 Easy Eco Friendly Choices that I made that my family doesn’t notice

We want to be eco friendly Many of us want to make choices that are more eco-friendly, but we rather…

Come Join Our Sweet Season – Maple Sugaring Season

Spring Fever hits hard as we desperately want to be out in the warm sun. 50 degrees that was nasty and cold last fall is supremely, warm now! And, it means Sugaring Season.
We don’t have a Sugar Bush on our property, in other words we don’t have a large group of maple trees to tap. But our friends have a couple hundred acres and plenty of maple trees. They built a sugarhouse and make amazing Spring Gold (aka maple syrup) each Spring.

Book Review of Second Son

As soon as I started listening to this second book, I immediately felt like an old friend was reading to me. Mr Fife has such an expressive voice for the different characters, but reads through the descriptions so smoothly that one can just slip into the scene and be immersed in the story. He is one of my favorite narrators!

a chicken in a barn being petted

How to start homesteading: 6 simple starting points

Chances are if you ask twenty homesteading families what the parameters are to be termed “homesteading” you get twenty slightly different answers. You need to develop your own answer to this. To me, homesteading is to make your home as self-sustaining as you choose, incorporating your land and your skills to be less reliant on others and stores. This will look different between you and I or myself and my friends. That’s OK. There is no “right” answer although there might be a lot of “wrong” ones. Your “right” answer is what works for you at any given time.

Winter Planning on Second Time Around Homestead

Life slows down a little on the homestead in the winter, at least there are fewer projects to be done outside and more time spent on the computer and at the kitchen table. Now is the time when dreams and goals move to the planning stage. Now is the time when projects are started by buying supplies or drawing out the layouts and designs.