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The New Homestead Houligan

The homestead is growing and changing, so the blog will be too. With the kids getting older and more interested in everything going on, I don’t have time to write worthwhile posts much these days. However, Homestead Houligan will continue on. It isn’t that I will never blog again, but for now, …

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Getting Going Again

It has been a crazy winter and I have been slacking on the blog.  We have been working on game making projects, resting before we start building again. Once the build gets going, there will be plenty on the blog to check out.  No promises as to how often I …

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One Year Off Grid

I’m excited to announce that we have officially been off grid for a whole year.  I would love to write a long, descriptive post about how amazing a journey it has been, but I’m posting from my phone while my computer is getting fixed up for the new blog.  What …

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Soil for Root Crops

We all know that if you want a beautiful crop of root vegetables, that the soil has to be in perfect condition for the roots to grow. This means double digging, spending money on moss and compost, and otherwise using too many resources for the crops. This is why I …

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Stop and Look:Butterfly

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The Rain

Our first year here, we had spent two months in a 10×10 nylon tent. The sleeping arrangements were just sufficient and the tent was always damp inside. There was even that delightful morning that we all woke up in a puddle. The location of the tent on the property was …

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Stop and Look: Ferns

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Walking in the Dark

When we first were living on the property, I was terrified to walk around at night by myself. None of the eerie sounds were familiar and the un lit pathways were foreign. There is nothing mildly comforting about walking around out in the dark woods when you don’t know what …