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A 2013 Retrospective

Here it is the end of another year on the homestead and time to do a bit of looking back and reflecting. These columns are a great resource for me as I’ve been able to see what was uppermost on … Continue reading

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Homesteading: Downsizing/ Sheep July 2013

Over the last couple of years, Pru and I have been thinking and working on the topic of Aging In Place. Our homestead site is better suited to younger bodies and ours are getting older, who would have thought it! … Continue reading

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Homesteading: Cover Crops/Green Manures June 2013

What a crazy spring! We’ve had over 6” of rain after having none for almost a month. Hot then cold then hot again. Frost over Memorial Day weekend and now 4 days later it’s in the high 80’s in the … Continue reading

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Homestead Observations

Homestead Observations It’s been over a year since I last wrote this homesteading column.  Much has changed in that time.  The summer/fall of 2011 was one of personal prolonged grief and dislocation. The successive deaths of my sixteen-year-old niece, brother … Continue reading

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