That moment you realize contentment looks pretty good on you, but the ducks seem distant.
My bees shipped early - here we go!
The post office has called to say your bees have arrived! Now What? Step-by-step instructions on installing your hive.
After two weeks amongst the poorest in India, how do I come home?
The quiet low of January has broken, the promise of spring and its seedy optimism is evident in the pile of seed catalogs at my bedside.
A systematic approach to conquering what holds you back, and buttering your fresh warm victory.
Cross-state travel, early chicks, a rescue rabbit and pork — all in one week!
How is it May already? Our list of to do's grows daily as our workable days fly by.
Beyond the global, environmental and social impacts of eating local, feeding your organs healthy fuel buys you precious time on earth.
Easy beginner breadbaking success with this simple and savory peasant loaf.
It is officially spring at The Pomponio Homestead despite the icy drizzle and the date. I asked the universe, and it delivered - three hens.
Turkeys are surprisingly tough to raise, coop are remarkably simple to raise and thanksgiving a given.
Mother's Day weekend brought lilacs, bedding plants, pie and a nap.
Spring brings about manic bouts of project planning and completion, but at least there is pie!
The terminal diagnoses and reality of dying reinforce our commitment to homesteading.
The green of summer available right in your freezer year round!
Putting into practice those great intentions: Living on preserved hard work and home canned peaches these short days.
Fired up our smoker for the first time and made yummy use of our summer's Kokanee Fish Catch to smoke fish.
4 or 40, growing up isnt always straight up. Branches, bumpy outcroppings and the occasional low hanging fruit serve as speed bumps on the road of life.
The dream, the drive and now the doing.
With the fence in (just barely), this rainy Wednesday looks just perfect for planting.
The garden is 58 by 112 feet and it's planted!
The world of organic seed, delusional hope and insomniac online shopping collide.
Dragging my feet to get spring started, afraid to fail and making the decision to jump in an succeed or fail already!
A short list of gift ideas for gardeners.
Accepting your shortcomings, or short seedlings as it may be.
Chicks and kids growing right before our eyes this spring.
You have read every garden, homestead and back to the land book in your library system. Your dreams of coffee at sunrise set to the chatter of fowl made real. With hoe in hand and 914,760 square feet rolling out from your feet like a magic carpet; where do you start?
The Fall garden is bursting and the canning kettle hot as we draw summer to a close in North Central Idaho.
Using Pinterest can help inspire new gardening ideas.
Beekeeping supply arrived, it's light out and I have a fever!
Finally some sun, too bad it is during the work week!
Learn from the trials and tribulations of a beginning dairy goat owner.
Here are two helpful tips that will help you have a successful tomato plant.
One of the easiest ways to make your own newspaper pots.
Make a shelf or table into a growing space for starting seedlings.
Learn from the trials and tribulations of a beginning dairy goat owner!
Three easy ways to compost in small spaces and with little effort.
Even dairy goats can have self-esteem issues...
When one of her goats starts looking for love for the first time, and hollering her little head off, Angela has to do some quick thinking to keep her precious pets from becoming that night's dinner!