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The 1 Year Mark – The Year in Review and 2013 Goals

Well, we’ve officially been “experimenting” with homesteading for one year. ONE. WHOLE. YEAR. {wow} We had incredible set backs this year: an unexpected move and an even more unexpected injury to our youngest child. Along with that, I’ve gone back to work. So as I sat down to contemplate what we accomplished this year, I … Continue reading

Our “Off-the-Grid” Homestead Experiment

Our “Off-the-Grid” Homestead Experiment

If you’ve been a part of the homesteading scene for very long, you learn that there are “categories” among us: small homesteaders, large homesteaders, rural and urban homesteaders, homesteaders that live off-the-grid, and those that don’t. And if you’ve been around here for very long, you know that we don’t live off-the-grid right now, and … Continue reading

8 Steps To (Sub)Urban Homesteading

8 Steps To (Sub)Urban Homesteading

When we first began this Homestead Experiment, one of our biggest questions was how, exactly, were we going to accomplish this while living in a suburban environment – one where we have limitations like no bees, goats, chickens, turkeys, or pigs?? What else is involved in this homesteading thing? At times this summer it felt … Continue reading

Good or Bad?

Good or Bad?

These are critters we’ve observed around the homestead this week. We’re pretty clueless, so we’re asking our readers and fellow homesteaders: These spotted beetle-thingy’s  (yes, I just called them “thingy’s”) are clearly eating our green bean plants to the point of death. Any idea what they are? And what do I do about in them … Continue reading

Our New Homestead!!

Our New Homestead!!

We’re still alive, folks. And we’ve got a new homestead!! We’re relatively settled in now so I thought I’d share just a couple of pics. It’s got all kinds of usable landscaping on the side of the house in which to plant goodies! (It’s a little out of control right now, huh? I need to … Continue reading

On the move…

On the move…

Today has been “Git ‘er Done Day!” I’ve made 2 loaves of bread, a batch of crackers, 2 dozen waffles, hard-boiled eggs, homemade pasta, and tapioca pudding. All this while packing boxes. Yep – you heard that right: packing. boxes.{sigh} So here’s the long and short of it: we recently received notice from our landlord … Continue reading

I Don’t Feel Like A Homesteader Today

I Don’t Feel Like A Homesteader Today

I don’t feel like a homesteader today. Today I just feel like a normal ‘ol suburban mom. It’s time for spring cleaning at the Homestead! We do it the first week of May every year. This year is no different. We purge, purge, purge. And try to sell, sell, sell. Whichever kind it is…I STILL … Continue reading

Eek! We’ve Received a Blogger Award!

Eek! We’ve Received a Blogger Award!

Well, well, well…could you imagine my surprise when I logged on to the blog after a one week hiatus because of Easter to find this little gem?!? Becky over at Clover and Thyme awarded us with this kind gesture!! Garsh. We’re honored. Becky recently blogged about her DIY Garden Light Hut and inspired us to … Continue reading