Each life fades into the mists of time. This is the way of all men. The memories and traces of ourselves we leave behind in others is all that remains. Theses are Voices of Heritage. If you’ve read about me on The Farmers Lamp, you know my maternal grandparents are a great part of who […]
Welcome to our first post in Positively Thoughtful. This is a new category for The Farmer’s Lamp. While it will not be our main posting category, we will, from time to time, share inspirational lessons, thoughts, audios, whatever we feel would be beneficial to you our readers. We’re excited to continue to grow with you.
“To me, homesteading means engaging in a give-and-take relationship with the earth. That means growing your own food, cooking from scratch, raising backyard livestock, collecting rainwater, simplifying your life, reducing your impact, and basically not being a jerk to Mother Nature. She is, after all, part of the reason why we are surviving.” – Kelli […]
“Homesteading to me is a mind-set and a skill set. Developing homesteading skills does take time and effort. But more importantly, it’s important to develop a can-do attitude and to cultivate relationships that foster interdependence, even when we’re striving for self-sufficiency.” -Teri Our homesteading journey began in Oregon in 1999. After several months of living […]
“To me, homesteading involves a sense of connection to the simple ways – now I don’t mean “less work” when I say simple…it is usually the other way around! But there’s a pleasure that comes from simple work.” -Amber For her first three years of life, Amber lived with her parents in an old sharecroppers’ […]
The modern homesteader is greatly misunderstood. Popular culture paints the picture of a backwards, back-woods, anti-social, stuck-in-the-1880’s personal. Some may believe that nobody even lives like that anymore. But just because we’re off the grid doesn’t mean we’re not with the times. Au contraire! my urban-minded friends. Homesteading is thriving and well connected in the […]