Bethann Weick





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2/23/2013
We are grateful for the peace and balance inherent to our lifestyle, offering ease of being and grounded perspective as we continue to negotiate the boundaries between our world and the real world.
6/18/2013
Noting the “firsts” and “lasts” occurring on the homestead at early summer.
7/5/2013
Describing the process of turning forest to field, by hand.
8/21/2013
Thanks to helping hands, everything gets done.
2/21/2014
Winter has it's challenges, but the snow-capped beauty and the adventure of living simply amongst it makes it more than worth it.
3/22/2013
Developing a sense of place by shaping and stewarding the landscape. 
4/29/2013
Spring tasks around the homestead.
4/22/2013
Sheepskin rug keeps a childhood story alive.
5/21/2013
In praise of the garden fork.
7/11/2013
Using a hot summer day to grow the winter wood pile.
7/24/2013
We quarry a granite rock to create a front stoop.
8/9/2013
The process of saving seed for next year begins while the growing season is still going strong
10/9/2013
Communicating via letters mirrors the pace of a handmade life.
10/21/2013
Regular tasks that keep our cabin comfortable and welcoming.
9/20/2013
Tightening up our log cabin with a mortar mix.
9/12/2013
Working in the potato bed produces the next blog article.
11/21/2013
As winter approaches, we switch out our wood cookstove for the winter woodstove
11/15/2013
The benefits of limited lighting and no electricity.
1/14/2014
Using a mortar and pestle to create a variety of spice and herb blends.
6/26/2014
The greenhouse takes shape with the help of family.
4/2/2014
As the first of the spring rains arrive, our river begins to flood.
4/21/2014
We have a visit from a moose this spring.
4/30/2014
The unique call of the winter wren arrives at Coosauke to mark the arrival of Spring.
7/5/2012
Weeding in the summer is all about species maintenance
8/2/2012
The NH Permaculture Gathering is just a couple weeks away!
9/27/2012
Managing compost now allows for more productive use the following season.
11/14/2012
again, rushing to beat the weather as we close in our finishing our hand-built cabin
3/8/2013
Noting the time and marking its passing, keeping us in the present.
5/13/2013
As I go along, I pull out pebbles occasionally, but only one large stone. Time and time again, however, my hands pry free the remnants of bricks. As late afternoon turns to early evening and my work for the day is nearing completion, a collection of the ruddy-colored artifacts is stacked to one side. The sight of them calls up something nostalgic in me, broken bits suggesting a history that is largely lost.
11/5/2013
Necessity leads to ingenuity in the creation of root cellar storage.
12/12/2013
With winter beginning, these homesteaders are starting winter off cozy in their cabin.
2/11/2014
Cultivating and drying herbs for use as medicine throughout the seasons.
3/6/2014
Taking a bath in the winter takes a little more planning at our off-grid, no-plumbing home.
12/31/2013
Using snowshoes to keep our paths and trails open as the snow piles up.
1/29/2014
Using fresh raw cream to make butter by hand.
6/12/2014
Building a greenhouse out of an old carport destined for the dump.
3/24/2014
Darning socks is a simple thing to do - and a statement for self-sufficiency!
6/2/2014
Chives and mint come to a duel for territory in the herb garden, while the spring sap-sucker marks time.
7/14/2014
The beauty and refreshment of our swimming hole are a swell compliment to work and sun of our homestead.
11/28/2012
Looking ahead to spring, we're using these long days to plan a rootstock order of perennial trees, shrubs, and herbs.
2/9/2013
A winter thaw inspires starting the first seeds of the season - indoors, of course: kale, chard, and spinach to start.
12/26/2012
The thrill continues living in our handmade house.
1/10/2013
We haul our water from the river - walking water!
1/26/2013
Making the most of a winter walk to home.
9/19/2011
Using cold frames for fall salad greens can extend your season of fresh eating.
1/20/2012
Permaculture is a holistic, integrative design for a sustainable future: registrations now open for D Acres' 2012 Permaculture Design Course!
2/16/2012
Building a vibrant local community through local economics and rural culture.
2/29/2012
Homestead skills of yogurt-making and bread-baking increase your independence from grocery store aisles and international food conglomerates.
3/17/2012
Starting flats of seedlings begins this year's growing season.
3/29/2012
Participate in a clothing swap and make an economic statement
4/25/2012
Monitoring energy use has led to increased motivation for conservation
5/23/2012
Transitioning seedlings from indoor starts to outdoor plants
6/7/2012
Harvesting abundance in the early spring.
6/21/2012
The accumulation and storage of hay is an essential summer task.
7/18/2012
Taking care of compost is essential to healthy soil and good food.
8/16/2012
Use of a mobile chicken tractors allows us to keep the birds on fresh ground and stay on top of the weeds.
9/15/2012
Preserving an abundant basil harvest for the coming winter.
5/29/2013
Completing tasks in preparation for a few days away from the homestead
4/16/2012
Pruning perennials is essential for plant health and vigorous production.
5/10/2012
There are various means for developing an edible landscape.
8/30/2012
Community food events are an outstanding way to share the abundance of our harvest and strengthen local community ties.
12/12/2012
Ode to our hand saw...why we choose to live without power, and what we've accomplished by hand.
7/30/2014
A stack of cast-iron pans and a chainsaw helmet sum up why these homesteaders do what they do.
2/2/2012
Sauerkraut is an effective and delicious way to store cabbage and add something "fresh" to the winter months
5/22/2014
Plants abound for Mother's Day, and lupine flowers and spring Brussels sprouts are among the best gifts for mom.


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