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An old windblown home.

Sub-Zero Windchill Chills us Out

We just experienced the coldest, windiest days since last Christmas as howling winds caused sub-zero windchills.
Tarp on a woodpile

A Cold House and Wet Weather

A damp, wet day will make the air temperature feel colder. A wood fire is an excellent antidote. Of course, that requires dry firewood.
Fallen leaves and signs of autumn.

We get Hit with Harsh Winter Weather

Temperatures plunge, sending us from a nice temperate autumn to a bitter cold taste of winter. We beat the cold with our last harvest.

Is Homesteading the Way to live in an Uncertain Future?

Do you want to live a simpler life with fewer financial demands and more freedom while you are healthier and happier? Try homesteading.
An autumn scene in the mountains

Heading into Winter on the Homestead and in the World

If we face a war in the Middle East with possible shortages and terrorism, the homestead becomes an increasingly important part of our preps.
These 8-week-old Red Star pullets are enjoying their first few days in the coop.

Adding more Egg Layers to the Homestead

After more than two years, our chickens were laying less and less, eggs so we decided it was time to start over with new hens.
These young raccoons observed our late-night dog walk from a tree and we observed them back.

It has Been a Wild Week on the Homestead

Our local wildlife becomes more visible as winter approaches and they are trying to pack on the pounds. Also some unrelated comments about inflation.
A trail in the autumn

Things are Slowing Down for the Fall and Winter

The garden is slowing down, the new chickens are laying tiny eggs, the firewood is dry and seasoned. I can' wait for winter.
honey jars filled after our recent harvest.

The Honey Harvest is In

The honey harvest is behind us. It was fun but sticky work and yielded 200 pounds of two different colors of honey.
Butchering a chicken isn't easy for the new homesteader.

Butchering and Processing Chickens on the Homestead

Homesteading lesson on butchering chickens results in some insightful findings for potential future homesteader