It’s here! The first snow of the year arrived on Friday afternoon. Even though we know we have many long months of snow ahead, that fresh powder in mid-November is always exciting somehow. It’s been pretty chilly here the last few weeks, dipping down into the ‘teens in at night. We’ve been waking up to…Read more »
Halloween night, we received a phone call from Bradley on his way home from work. An owl had hit the side of his car, right at the top of our driveway. He had turned around to check on it, and it was lying unconscious, with its legs in the air. Gentle heart that he is,…Read more »
I am so grateful for a lazy Sunday morning. Bradley took the kids on a hike and so I actually have five minutes to myself, to breathe, and to reflect. It’s been a very busy, productive, and action-packed month so far (previous post: October so far . . .). That’s all well and good –…Read more »
It’s officially fall, and our garden has been slowly closing down. The peppers have been harvested, the swiss chard chopped, blanched and bagged for the deep freezer, the broccoli is in flower, the turnips and mustard greens have long since gone to seed. Everything is wild and unkempt (my favorite). We won’t till anything under…Read more »
One year ago, my mom (“Nana ‘Toria”) and her partner (“Nana Steph,” aka “Nana Banana” as lovingly dubbed by the kids because she once said she likes bananas, and it stuck) came to visit us on the homestead. They were living in North Carolina at the time, but during their visit they fell in love…Read more »
Giant cabbages ~ Our garden’s gift, chopped, transformed ~ Into sauerkraut!
So a few weeks ago a fellow blogger (I’m looking at you, Chicken Librarian!) posted about doing a no-spend August as a way of reining I’m spending. She also mentioned the book “The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living” by Anna Newell Jones. I ordered the book from Amazon and started following Ms. Newell Jones on…Read more »