Easy Breezy Mornings

I awoke about 4:30 am and succumbed to the fact that I will not be returning to sleep. Since I prefer to get up around 5:30, it was pointless anyway. That one extra hour would have been nice but I’ll not cling to it. I had about two hours to myself before sunrise then I…

Relish (or Attitude of Gratitude)

Daily Prompt: Relish This is my very first response to a daily prompt. Food for thought? When I saw this prompt I was not considering the popular hot dog topping, but rather what it is that I enjoy immensely. There are many things that I relish. I have to say at the top of the…

Homesteading: The Plan – How

Previous posts: Getting Started, Why, Where “The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” In our case, we were dealing with a layoff and couldn’t keep up with the mortgage. It was then we asked ourselves, “why are we in this over-priced house on a tiny lot, living beyond our means?” I…

Homesteading: The Plan – Where

You want to homestead and have created a plan and have your reasons for homesteading (the “why”).¬† Next on the list is where will you homestead. You are probably imagining¬† several acres with crops and chickens and all sorts of farm implements to start homesteading; that you’ll need to sell your urban or sub-urban home…

Homesteading: The Plan – Why

As I wrote in the first part of this series, Homesteading: Getting Started , we consider the “why, when, what and how” of homesteading. Today we’ll look at one of the list items on the plan – “why”. Be sure to check out the links at end. If you are considering homesteading, the “why” is…

Homesteading – Getting Started

Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and it may or may not also involve the small scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork for household use or sale. You’ve got the itch but don’t know where to begin? I can relate. Everyone’s circumstances are different….