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.
Once upon a time, there was a house. A little prairie house. It was born in 1918, a homesteader's dream, built to shelter a growing family from the harsh conditions of the high plains. It's seen a lot in the past 98 years. Lightning strikes. Blinding snowstorms. Rattlesnake infestations. A shop fire. Tornadoes. The Blizzard of '49. And relentless wind. Oh, the wind. Many families came and went after the original family left. … [Read more...] about The Story of Our Prairie House
Pretty much never. That's about how often I talk about blogging here on the blog. Why? Well, because I know you come here to read about chickens and mason jars, not Wordpress and HTML. But to be perfectly honest, blogging is a big part of my life, and it consumes just as much time as my milk cows and deep mulch garden, in fact. I just keep that part of my life a little quieter. However, many of you have been sending me emails and … [Read more...] about My Blogging Story
2015 was not an easy year. Notice I didn't say bad year, as something being difficult doesn't automatically make it "bad." However, 2015 definitely gave us a run for our money, in more ways than one. As the year draws to a close, I, like most people, can't help but spend some time reflecting on the challenges our family has had as homesteaders, and well, just humans, these past 365 days... The Things We Learned in 2015 Ever since my … [Read more...] about Wrapping Up 2015