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Gratefulness for “Little” Things

How many big things in our lives seem very small because we are so accustomed to them that we take them completely for granted?  We have noticed some interesting things about ourselves since moving to this off-grid homestead last fall.  Things we had never before been grateful for are now causing us to rejoice and [...]

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Done With Homesteading!

I’m done.  I’ve had it.  This is not working, and I quit!  If something doesn’t give I’m going to blow up or lose my mind or do something crazy!  Just let me live a normal life again (what’s normal???). Last week I was really tempted to voice some of those thoughts…and actually I did voice [...]

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Cooking with a Windshield Shade

We have been enjoying the great quantity of milk on our little off-grid homestead since the addition of Buttercup, our new Jersey cow.  Now I allow the children to drink fresh whole milk whenever their hearts desire (almost) and we no longer purchase butter, cheese, or any other dairy products.   We’re buying less store-bought food [...]

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