So, I just read an article in the Washington Post that said the Internet is now home to some 15 million blogs and that most bloggers consider this medium a form of therapy. And as I’ve been agonizing of late about so many things (my inability to get around to writing blog entries being one of them…), I figured I’d just join the crowd on the cybercouch.
The virtues and wisdom of having some projects done by professionals -vs- rather than attempting them yourself. While many can and do their own installation, occasionally it is better to have professionals do the job.
Tree stumps, reminders of special moments and birds contribution to life.
Carpenter ants: an alternative to chemical treatment. Living within the environment and not attempting to destroy or change it.
Wild strawberries are a tasty treat.
Practical use of a wood mill on the homestead. The benefit of cutting your own lumber.
Homesteading with wild animals and how to cope with their antics.
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Wild flowers in bloom in high country meadows. Wild iris in profusion.
A few things for a tipi dweller to consider in finding the (kind of) perfect property to call home (for a bit).
Being prepared for canine emergencies.
Sometimes you have your plans changed for you, so don't put off tomorrow what can be done today.
Pack Rats, cute, tricky and destructive
New wood stove, another unexpected advantage of downsizing, and Murphy's Law.
Settling on a flooring option for the tipi was pretty simple after coming across an awesome company that was right under my nose the whole time.
The process of evaluating needs for successful downsizing.
Gardening challenges at high elevation.
Recipes for satisfying gluten-free breakfasts.
Protecting the fig tree for the winter felt like putting it to bed for a long sleep. Chopping wood with the Chopper 1 is a thing of joy and beauty and that's no joke. Do it yourself corn bin helped our neighbor keep the racoons out.
Top bar hive modifications, turkey traps, and gourmet potatoes are just a few of the topics covered in the past week of blogging we've been up to. Homesteading healthcare and a new virtual book club round off the week with several reader comments.