August proved to be a very busy month especially for harvesting. It seems that fall showed up early in Oregon this year and went from very green and growing and quickly changing to brown, blustery and falling leaves. From harvesting zucchini tomatillos in our crop garden, to preserving, life and death on the farm along […]
There’s nothing quite like a death on the homestead to make you open your eyes to the good and bad of this homesteading lifestyle.
There is a dark spot in homesteading that bloggers like myself don’t want to tell you about. This lifestyle is amazing and freeing, but it comes with a cost when livestock come into the mix. Losing an animal sucks. But caring about your livestock means you actually care. It means you gave that animal the […]
After a death in the family occurs, there are always people who swoop in and try to help you will the deceased possessions. I don’t mean just taking them. I mean giving you advise about what to do with them to the point you feel pressured. Step back and breath. Before you sell or give […]
Losing a pet isn’t easy for anyone, but it can be especially difficult for a child. After our youngest son recently lost his beloved first pet, I decided to share how we helped him cope.