Bad Luck, Good Consequences?

Well, it has been a rough week here on the homestead and it’s only Wednesday. On Monday, our pet bunny Frank died. We knew he was going downhill, but he nose dived at the end. He’s had arthritis for a couple of months, but seemed to be doing ok. However, on Sunday he laid down…

It’s Been Raining for 3 Days

It’s been raining for three days…straight. It finally stopped this evening, but there are more clouds to the west. I’ve been working on plans to get the garden prepped for winter, but this is making that impossible to do. The ground is so saturated now, I don’t think I’ll be able to till at all…

Future Thoughts (CSA)

I’m thinking. All the time. It’s not uncommon to find me staring off into space 90% of the time (the other 10% I’m cooking). I’m always problem solving, trying to figure out what we should be doing. What are our future plans for our lives and the homestead? I have a very hard time living…

Permaculture Nursery

Hello All! Some of you may remember that in 2015 we ran a campaign and raised $1000 to build a greenhouse and start a permaculture nursery. We were really successful at raising the money and buying all our materials, but come the next spring our lives were in turmoil and we didn’t manage to get…

Renew, Rebuild, Restore

Hello Everyone! Happy Monday to you all and welcome to October! First off I want to apologize for my negativity on my last post. I’ve actually deleted it. I wrote it while feeling completely defeated and I’m not crazy proud of it, but I will say that Justin and I have learned some things from…

Lifestyle Changes

I usually don’t write posts this close together, but the other one was getting kind of long and I still haven’t covered a lot of the things we’ve been doing. About 6 weeks ago Justin and I decided to go Vegan. Obviously we didn’t do it because we think eating meat is wrong, we did…

Minimalist Ideas – Normal Household

Hey everyone, No pictures this time ( the gardens are kaput) but I wanted to share with you what has been going on around here. So, since the gardens are done this year and Justin has started his new job (he does NOT work from home anymore), I’ve had a lot of time for introspection…

Garden is almost done

It seems a bit early to call it quits this year, but due to the strange weather our gardens have pretty much failed this year. Early in the season, around May 20th, it was unseasonably warm here. It was reaching almost 80 on a daily basis (our average is 65-70) with no rain for a…

Artwork and Homestead Items

Hey all, Yesterday I got so excited to share the homestead with you guys that I forgot to update you on what Justin and I are doing! As of May, Justin completely took over the homestead Etsy shop. He’s now producing soaps and seed bombs at an alarming rate (we’ve placed a ridiculous amount of…

Where we are Now.

Well, this is what the front of the house looks like now! It’s almost a jungle! This arbor I built a year and a half ago is holding up our Issai Kiwi vines, they have finally reached the top this year. In back of the arbor are two American Elderberry bushes that are growing at…

We’re Still Homesteading

Hello all, Well, thanks to your comments, I’ve decided to continue running the blog and keeping you updated on our lives here. With how busy we are, I’m going to commit to one blog post a week, but I haven’t decided on a day yet.   It’s been a rough year so far with the…

Do You Want Us Back?

I’m seriously considering bringing the blog back to life. We would love to hear from you and know if you want to hear from us again. The blog would get a full overhaul and a fresh start.   Drop your comments below to let us know!