Maybe someday I can be like Oprah... ...and have a "Jill's Favorite Things" event every year where I give away truckloads of awesomeness. "A free home freeze dryer for EVERYONE!! Weeeeeeee!!" But as much as I love y'all, I'm afraid that's not a possibility at the moment. So a super-awesome homestead gift guide will have to suffice. I hand-picked each and every item in this guide, and they were specifically chosen because I personally … [Read more...] about 2016 Homestead Gift Guide
Homesteading is making a comeback as people yearn to return to their roots and a simpler way of life. If you just starting your homesteading journey and aren’t quite sure how to define it, this page will help. Otherwise, grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit back, and enjoy browsing the homesteading posts found here!
Yup. That'd be me. I found myself deep in thought last week as I was walked back to the house from doing barn chores. I had just assessed our garden, barn, and chicken coop, and was struck with a rather profound thought, which went something along the lines of, "I really suck at this." Ya'll. If there was a prize for the World's Worst Homesteader, it'd be MINE. As I surveyed our operation that night, my findings were this (among other … [Read more...] about The World’s Worst Homesteader
And so it begins... We are officially in our second year of homeschooling, although I have to admit it almost feels like our first 'real' year. Last year was Kindergarten in the midst of a massive home remodel, so we had to keep things fairly flexible for sanity's sake. This year we have our books and learning aids organized in a special cabinet (instead of cardboard storage boxes) and unlike last year, there's actually a real table to sit … [Read more...] about Homestead Homeschooling: Year 2
Isn't it funny how... No matter how successful we become, how much we mature, how many places we go in life... There's still this instinct, a primal urge, to fit in somewhere, somehow. I've been pondering this a lot lately. It's like the high school cafeteria scene, with its neatly-organized tables of jocks, popular girls, and outcasts never really goes away. Rather, the cast of characters just changes clothes (well, most of them do) … [Read more...] about On Homesteading Stereotypes, and Such.