One thing is for certain~ the homestead/sustainable way of life requires a certain variance in daily tasks. We don’t do the same thing every day, 365 days a year. When things are always changing, it can be difficult to keep track of just where we are headed. It’s like driving across country and being stuck […]
How many lists have you seen of “Homesteading Skills?” There are so many little things that make up the way of life we refer to as homesteading or sustainable living. It seems that each area requires a skill or knowledge base in yet another area. We are not out to do it all or mark […]
We do quite a bit of food preservation around here. I was in constant need of more pantry space, having to rearrange with each harvest or batch processed. When Mr. LB suggested that we burn the scrap lumber (after I picked my jaw up off the floor) I put those boards to good use. Take […]
It doesn’t happen quickly, and it certainly doesn’t happen in the span of a half-hour TV program. It has taken a couple years to actually go through everything in our house and shop. Life doesn’t stand still so we can declutter; it keeps on throwing things & situations in the way. The process can stir […]
There is typically a rhythm to the tasks of running a home/homestead. This year has been a little out of kilter. We are getting it done, but Wowza! all at once. If you feel like you are the only one trying to keep up with several big projects at once, hop on over and see […]
We have wood heat for winter. While looking for something else in the “Free” advertisements, we stumbled upon this jackpot. Take a look at what else we’ll be using it for.