Living Off-Grid

It has been a crazy week around these parts for so many people.  One week ago today we had a helluva thunderstorm, and yes, excuse the French, but we are calling it what it is, people.  A storm that shook the ground with a fierceness I have not felt for a good long time, if…

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A Simple Beautiful Life

Perhaps it is the way the morning mist gently gave way to softly nudging light through the windows this morning that makes me pause reflective before diving into the week.  It is the quiet of the morning hours as I watch chickens dutifully and tirelessly comb the lawn and gardens for tasty intruders, that I…

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How I got Locked in the Chicken Coop

This morning started out as a fairly normal day on the homestead.   I woke to slightly ambient light coming in the window, and cold sheets beside me where my husband had already rose.  My eyes felt heavy and crusty from a summer cold lingering.  It felt too soon to be time to get up.…

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Wild + Free

Thunder rolls dark clouds across window panes on the homestead, I pray for rain.  Our soils are thirsty and need all the hydration they can get.  Stacks of seeds await their destiny in the vegetable garden, and I as planter, guardian, and nourisher of life, bless them and pray they give us nourishment in return.…

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Revolutionary

A quick update on the 2016 Food Revolution Summit. IT.  IS.  AMAZING. Pure and simple, I am blown away by the vast amount of knowledge and empowerment that this summit is bringing forth.  It is nothing short of revolutionary, even for someone like me, who feels pretty well read and informed. I have been studying…

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Why I Love Homeschooling

We are coming to the end, if you can ever truly call it that, of our third year of homeschooling already.  What I mean by that is, when you begin homeschooling the learning never really stops.  It doesn’t come to an abrupt halt on any given day, there is a gentle learning that begins to…

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Abundant Living

Homesteading is a daily lesson in abundance.  I have been thinking about, meditating on, and thanking God for the abundance in our life, and the healing that diving deeper into homesteading has brought to our family.  I have a deep peace beyond words that fills me when I explore our abundant lifestyle and what that…

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Just Breathe

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…….. I can begin to exhale. Hello folks, I have missed you. I took a very unexpected blogging hiatus, never expecting it to last this long!  Let me just say, that growing a child, cultivating a soul, a constant weeding and watering, pouring your heart into another and watching them bloom and produce fruit of…

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Blessings

“Count your blessings.” Isn’t that always what Grandma would say? Why then, is it so easy to forget?! For nearly every school day last year, the kids and I did exactly that. We counted. Blessings. One at a time. It’s amazing how fast they add up, if you are looking with hearts and eyes wide…

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Holy is there

You may be wondering what all this wholehearted, spiritual mumbo jumbo has to do with homesteading. Let me explain. It is in the everyday ordinary, in the simplifying, in the refining of priorities that I find peace. That I feel God. There is a spiritual current that runs deep in living and working close to…

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