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On the Homestead – August 9, 2019

The last few weeks have been a busy time. Between writing and video deadlines, upcoming projects, turning the garden to get ready for fall planting. going to dinner parties, throwing our own dinner party, and that trip to Nashville I... Continue Reading →


Soilphilia and Earth Overshoot Day – July 29, 2019

I confess... I am an unabashed soilphile. In other words, I  have a bad case of soilphilia. Now, soilphile and soilphilia may not be actual words that other people are using yet. But I hope they, or something like them,... Continue Reading →

On the Homestead – July 3, 2019

We have a rule in our house that we only turn it on when the temperatures are over 85 degrees Fahrenheit and it's excessively humid. Well, it's been on for about a week and there are no signs of us... Continue Reading →

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 →

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