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Bucket List: Write a Book

One of the projects I usually do over the winter is to scan my bucket list for this years challenges. There are plenty of experiences on the list that I plan on having at some point in my life, but some are best suited for this particular year and I …

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Happy Spring Equinox!

  I know that I am a few days late, but happy spring.  I have been working too many hours lately and so I haven’t had time to do much blogging.  Spring this year feels incredible to me.  We had a warm spell about a week ago, and on top …

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Making Changes

Permaculture is a great system.  The solutions it has come up with are fantastic.   However, I feel like I am restricting myself by labeling my homestead as “permaculture.”  I use many permaculture concepts, but also plenty of things that are not permaculture.   So I am changing the name of the …

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Passive Cooling, a Root Cellar Ice House

One of the issues we have here on the homestead is keeping food cold.  We have a cooler that goes through tons of ice all summer.   Then during the winter the food freezes.  We plan to put in a root cellar this year for sure, but what if we could …

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Happy Imbolc

We are halfway through winter.  The days are getting longer.  It’s actually quite warm for winter right now anyways.  We have a huge spring ahead of us and I have started ordering seeds and plants and trees.  Hopefully I will have a lot to blog about around here very soon! …

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National Seed Swap Day

National seed swap day is a week from today!  A reminder that I am planning a seed swap this year!  I think I have finally decided how I will host the swap.  I will use National Seed Swap Day as the deadline for signing up.  One the deadline has arrived, …

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Seed Swap Coming Soon

I have not had much chance to post lately.   Mostly because we are recovering from all the work we did over the spring, summer, and fall.  We are doing some relaxing, but mostly  pecking away at interior work and daily chores.  I’m also working extra hours while the snow …