Revolving Doors – Livestock on the Homestead.

Oct. 31, 2016 by

One thing a homesteader learns quickly is that keeping livestock is very different than having a pet. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very fond of all my animals. They can be personable, amusing, and even affectionate. However; they also must

A Lazy Day (for a Homesteader)

Oct. 28, 2016 by

This morning brought the dim mystery of a pearl white fog.  Every leaf shone with moisture and water droplets turned the normally invisible spiderwebs into silken coverlets on the grass.  Today I simply feel lazy. For most people, this is

Many Uses – Mulberry Fedge

Oct. 27, 2016 by

  I have wanted to try a fedge (a combination of the words “fence” and “hedge”) for a very long time.  The idea of taking a line of separate plants and weaving them into one inseparable community completely fascinates me.

Well Begun is Half Done – Hardy Kiwi Vines

Oct. 26, 2016 by

I am probably giving away my advanced age by choosing that line for a title.  If I hadn’t yet, when I reveal it’s from the Disney movie, Mary Poppins, I most certainly shall.  “Well begun is half done” is a

The Year’s Footprints

Oct. 25, 2016 by

The kaleidoscope of scattered leaves upon the ground signal the closing of another year.  Amid all the variety of the seasons, Autumn is easily my favorite.  Trees blaze in a farewell of magnificent glory, crops hang ripe and heavy in the