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A 2013 Retrospective

Here it is the end of another year on the homestead and time to do a bit of looking back and reflecting. These columns are a great resource for me as I’ve been able to see what was uppermost on … Continue reading

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Scavenging and Gleening October, 2013

October 2013 It sure is beginning to feel like autumn and my homesteader brain (which I sometimes think is the amygdala-basic survival brain) kicks into squirrel mode. Gather and store, gather and store, is my mantra. Last month I was … Continue reading

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Homesteading: Downsizing/ Sheep July 2013

Over the last couple of years, Pru and I have been thinking and working on the topic of Aging In Place. Our homestead site is better suited to younger bodies and ours are getting older, who would have thought it! … Continue reading

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Homesteading: Cover Crops/Green Manures June 2013

What a crazy spring! We’ve had over 6” of rain after having none for almost a month. Hot then cold then hot again. Frost over Memorial Day weekend and now 4 days later it’s in the high 80’s in the … Continue reading

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Homesteading: Insect Protection Over the Years May 2013

Thought I’d share with you some of my observations and interactions with insects over the years here on the homestead. I started growing here in 1981 and have gone through many insect cycles. We carved out our growing areas from … Continue reading

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Homestead: Commitments March 2013

Spring is in the air, or at least in the lengthening daylight hours. The great awakening, around the homestead, has begun and we had better be prepared. It’s time to make final decisions on this year’s direction. Which of our … Continue reading

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Homesteading: Spring Decisions

Spring is in the air, or at least in the lengthening daylight hours.  The great awakening, around the homestead, has begun and we had better be prepared.  It’s time to make final decisions on this year’s direction. Which of our … Continue reading

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