Have you ever been down or out of sorts and something as simple as someone else’s smile came to the rescue? We are called to be good to one another, but I feel this is becoming a lost art. We are living such a fast-paced life that we are afraid to take the time to […]
A few years ago, I read a tiny story – a fable, maybe, but I like to think it’s true – about a monk seeking enlightenment. I stumbled across it in the middle of an internet bender, one of those rabbit holes where you click link after link and end up in the wilds of […]
In order to live more sustainably, we need to be aware of what actually surrounds us~ what comprises our everyday environment. After the big “once through” of decluttering which is really more of a multiple times thing, we begin to really hone our skills and take notice of the little things, the component parts, and […]
Are you a homesteader? Homesteaders are a different breed of person. We look at the world around us through different lenses. We build things with our bare hands, we grow our own groceries, we get excited over poop. I’ve collected a list of seven things I think make homesteaders unique.
The aroma of fresh baked bread, jars of home canned goodness lining the pantry shelves, a beautiful meal created with ingredients from the garden, and the sounds of happy chickens in the yard. If you are on the homesteading, self-sufficient living journey, these are the moments many of us dream of. The reality of course, […]
Our children can be some of the most amazing teachers we will ever meet in our lifetime. If we just sit back and watch, they will teach us the best lessons any of us could ever learn.