Month: September 2018

Hickory Nuts.

Our backyard is positively full of Shagbark Hickory trees. While I’d been intending to try my hand at roasting the edible nuts they bear in the past, I’d just never gotten around to it. After taking care of Sunday morning chores though I noticed…

Wood-Stove Installation

Hello everyone! If by some chance you’ve followed this little blog for any length of time, you may recall a post about a wood-stove we purchased back in July. Well September is here and with it the mercury is beginning to fall. Of the…

Homestead Finances: The Debt-Monster

Few things have ruined as many relationships as money issues. Two people can be best friends and money can drive them apart if they aren’t careful. This lifestyle we’ve chosen, to homestead and live simply, is one that requires two things first and foremost:…

If…by Rudyard Kipling

  Listening to Jocko Podcast #140 and he and Echo Charles are going over this classic poem. If you’ve never read or heard it, do so now. If you can keep your head when all about you  Are losing theirs and blaming it on…

Catching Feathers….

The pursuit of Zen is like catching feathers in the wind without damaging them; the harder we try the more impossible the task becomes. The moment we ‘want‘ to catch hold the feather escapes our grasp or is damaged upon capture. It is only when…