Today I spent some time listening to other homesteaders as they talked about what a life changing venture it all is. There were people in their twenties, fresh out of school, just starting their own little farms, lamenting that even after several years of progress they were still not recognized or respected within their extended… Continue reading A Burger Named Holly
Well, if I can’t have a homestead this winter, then I am going to take it easy! With cold weather approaching I decided I didn’t want the responsibility of snow blowing half the back yard to get the to Angora enclosure – this meant that I would have to bring them inside for the winter.… Continue reading Living it up with the Angoras
The part of homesteading that appeals to me the most is the need for creativity and problem solving. It’s a safe space for artists, engineers, innovators, and inventers. Tonight I used some of this creativity for something purely whimsical. While I was hiking through the woods I spied another pile of debris and litter, this… Continue reading Fairy House Upcycles
The changing of the seasons has me on the run – yet again.
Today was one of those days I got to be reminded of who I am, or rather who I was many many years ago. Before I ever got into farming I had a joyful hobby breeding fancy rats and occasionally other little pocket pets. Since I also had a thing for furless animals I ended… Continue reading Be Kind to Those Smaller than Yourself
As summer comes to a close and my garden gives up the last of it’s labors I am forced to turn my attention to more indoor activities. Of course while there’s still no snow on the ground I will continue to travel for my other blog Catching Marbles but after that? A lot of homesteading… Continue reading New Winter Projects
Well it’s been a rough few days. After eleven months planning and working I finally released my campaign to raise funds for a new farm and raised all of the $5 I paid myself to test the GoFundMe page which I have linked to everything – every travel blog page, every other blog I have,… Continue reading Perhaps a Slower Beginning Than Hoped
This is going to be big! Time to start a new farm! Inviting you all to come with me!
Well, it’s been almost a year since I was first hit with the devastating news that I was losing the farm and my future on it. At the time it was the worst thing that could have happened to me and I was in utter shock and horror which was followed by anger and sadness… Continue reading Strange New Beginnings
Although I am “between farms” I still am very much involved with the community – this take taking photos of other people’s livestock and hopefully rallying support.