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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 →

6. Homesteading Field Trips

I used to love field trips in school.  We would spend a few weeks in advance studying and getting excited about the place we were going.  Then we'd go and have a great time.  Finally, we'd spend a few weeks... Continue Reading →

5. Brainstorm Your Homestead Into Being

We have now arrived at the point in this series when it's time to start to create a homestead plan.  With all the information and connections you've likely started to make, it can be a bit overwhelming to try to... Continue Reading →

4. Homesteading – Inventory

After 1) defining your purpose, 2) giving yourself permission to create a detailed dream, and 3) doing some pretty heavy-duty preliminary research to get an idea of all the big picture tools available to help you plan and build your... Continue Reading →

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