Have you been dreaming of homesteading, but live in a small apartment in the city? Or you just bough 150 acres and are trying to figure out how to get started? When my husband and I started talking about homesteading we lived on about a quarter acre of weed and Bermuda grass infested land. Our […]
It is such a beautiful time here in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of east Tennesse. Everything is in bloom including the trees in the forests. Dogwoods, apple trees, violets all fill the mountains and valleys with color. I take photography every week of farm life to showcase the wonderful life that occurs on […]
Finding joy in the journey can be challenging at times. I know there are many of you out there that struggle with this same problem. What is it that is so appealing about the end destination that makes us want to buckle down, and get so serious that we can’t enjoy the ride there? Homesteading […]
Sometimes it takes tremendous courage to just keep going in life, doesn’t it? It takes courage to meet the daily challenges – sickness, death, divorce, job losses, unexpected bills. We carry our burdens bravely, afraid or too ashamed to let others know how much we are struggling. But I tell you there is hope. Changing […]
A cluttered house causes a cluttered mind…as well as being a pain in the neck when you’re trying to find anything. Here are 5 practical steps to declutter your house and keep it that way. Stop procrastinating and get started!
Imagine going to the shop… without bringing any money. Loading up on vegetables, bread, cleaning products and snacks; and not paying a cent. This is what we do our local alternative market – where everything is to be paid in Furas, our own “social money”. It’s an amazing initiative that not only strengthens the community, […]