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Why We Homestead

Why We Homestead

This began as a quick Instagram post for Boots and Hooves Homestead’s #augusthomesteading challenge. But as I entered in my THIRD paragraph, I thought it might work better as a blog post. Watch out, I’m ’bout to get all wordy and melodramatic on you guys… […]

Our Vision

Our Vision

This began as a quick Instagram post for Boots and Hooves Homestead’s #augusthomesteading challenge. But as I entered in my THIRD paragraph, I thought it might work better as a blog post. Watch out, I’m ’bout to get all wordy and melodramatic on you guys… […]

My Green Thumb Girl

My Green Thumb Girl

  I was using old magazines and newspapers to pack up glassware. My girl slipped a seed catalog out of the mix and settled in for a good read. The gardening bug hits early around here! 🙂  

Children are Not Dogs

Children are Not Dogs

This has nothing to do with homesteading or leading the simple life. It has everything to do with the inexcusable lack of decency that plagues today’s society. This is my response to America’s Funniest Videos, callous news stories, crass reality television, and inappropriate Facebook posts. […]

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Happy New Year’s Eve!

I’m not really into New Year’s. I don’t do the whole resolution thing, I don’t watch the ball drop (I used to, before rappers and MTV/reality TV stars took over), and I don’t typically do the ‘year in review.’ But this year is different. This […]

Life goes on

Life goes on

My days are beginning to find a rhythm. Baby is up at around the same time each morning, goes to bed around the same time each night. As for naps, well, that is a different story entirely. Our darling little daughter does not like naps. […]

Deo Gratias

Deo Gratias

Two months ago, (very) early on a Saturday morning, we welcomed our first child into the world.   My capacity for love is greater than I ever thought possible; each day I love our baby more and more. She is teaching us a great deal […]

There you are

There you are

Sometimes life doesn’t just throw you a curveball, it totally changes the game. There you are, minding your own business, wrapped up in family and Christmas and chickens. You watch silly videos on YouTube, staying up ‘til all hours of the night. You bake cookies, […]

How I work

How I work

  Today was one of those days. Rainy, sleepy, and lackluster, it was a day spent reading and munching. I even actually took a nap! Aside from a load or two of laundry, and the washing of a few dishes, I hardly left the comfy […]

Melt into it

Melt into it

November is a tender month; it’s that unstable period just before salt coats earth and boots, before it hurts to breathe outside, but just after those crisp autumn afternoons that pushed heavenly golden light through half barren tree limbs. It is a time of gratitude, […]