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On the Homestead – June 2, 2019

We had 19 consecutive days of heat over 85ºF in May with no rain. Keeping our cool season crops growing was the biggest challenge in the garden. Thankfully the Chinese cabbage matured just in time. So, we harvested about 60... Continue Reading →


Homestead May 1, 2019

It's a busy time around the homestead.  So, I don't have time to write a formal post today.  But, since a picture is worth a thousand words, I figured I could write you a long essay in just a couple... Continue Reading →

Homestead Update February 2019

A month ago I started a new blog called "Simplestead". The purpose of that site is to offer a guided introduction into homesteading using a series of very simple steps. Each post includes an explanation intended to help new homesteaders... Continue Reading →

The Homestead Chaos-Correction Cycle and the KonMari Method – AGAIN!

If you saw my office a few days ago, you'd be embarrassed for me. Now, when I say "office", that's a bit of an overstatement.  It's our guest bedroom that I have partially appropriated to be my work space for... Continue Reading →

Climate Change Homestead Planning – 2018 Year In Review

It's that time again...when I look back at the last year and make a plan for next year. This year though, the effects of climate change on our landscape - and in our lives - have been so undeniable that... Continue Reading →

9. Homesteading Field Trip – Keeping Goats

(Note: This post is part of my Homesteading Series. This blog post is a "field trip" as in a real life look at what it's like to be a goat keeper. Expect honest and gory details about keeping goats from... Continue Reading →

Sleep in the Age of Climate Change

Last night I slept so deeply that I woke sore and beaten by it.  A good sleep, after a long time without it, will do that to you. In part, my recent lack of sleep was due to being more... Continue Reading →

8. Homesteading Field Trip – Using Chickens

Today is chicken field trip day on the blog. This is part 8 in my online brainstorming for a possible book on homesteading book.  If you want to check out the rest of the series, see the Homesteading – The Series page. ... Continue Reading →

7. Homesteading Field Trip – Routine

Other people have assured me that chickens don't really have to be let out at the crack of dawn to be happy. But my chickens' behavior suggests otherwise. Daybreak As soon as the sun filters through the windows in their... Continue Reading →

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