Procrastination

And I procrastinated… I haven’t posted again in a while. I guess I shouldn’t have made a commitment online without expecting to get thrown for a loop. Funny how that works. It’s been a good loop though, for the most part. The not good part? Well that would be my computer, which keeps on deciding…

What is Homesteading?

What is Homesteading? While it would be convenient to assign a specific definition to what a homestead is, it would not do the term justice. Homesteading has, by its very nature, evolved over time. The one constant? Self-sufficiency. Does that mean you have to grow or raise everything you use or consume? I think not….

Merry New Year!

Merry New Year! As we begin a new year, we wish all of you the best and hope that your new year will be full of joy, love, and hope. Sometimes beginning something new can be scary. Maybe it is a fear of the unknown, or even the possibilities. Having such a large blank slate…

Finally added wheels to the chickshaw!

We definitely still have room for further improvements in our rendition of Justin Rhodes design. Our wooden axle broke once right after installing and turning over to install the other wheel. We were able to hodgepodge it back together by splitting the axle. We also plan to replace our wooden axle on this chickshaw with…

Beneficial Insects

Beneficial Insects  As many of you are probably aware, our populations of beneficial insects are in trouble. Bees and butterflies are what come to the forefront of my mind when thinking of beneficial insects, although they are far from the only ones. There are a variety of insects, including beetles, spiders, caterpillars, and more that…