Homesteading:  A weekly account of our journey to becoming off grid homesteaders.  Our path will be long as we are only paying in cash and our funds are very limited.  Mike and I have no idea what we're doing so we'll be learning as we go.  I know we'll make mistakes and that's ok.  It's all part of the process.  

We would love to read about your homesteading experiences, so if you'd like to share your favorite resources, tips, funny stories, recipes, books, website or even just a photo from the week, please leave a link in the comments.

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This week we made it back up to the land for Luke-a-palooza.  We do birthday weekends in our family, and for Luke's seventh birthday he chose to invite all his cousins (and family) to camp on our land.  There was swimming in the river, bonfires, fireworks at the town festival, cake and more food than one could imagine possible.  We ended up with sixteen happy campers; a bit of crazy, but a lot of fun! 

Needless to say that we didn't get any work accomplished on our trip up this time.  However, we did have a few young trees that broke in a recent storm.  They were blocking the trails, so we cut them up to use for fire wood.  Fortunately, we didn't lose any of the older trees and I'm really glad we weren't sleeping in the camper when it happened.  

I also got around to photographing the finished shawl.  I'm just in love with the classic modern lines and a hint of femininity around the edge.  It's going to look fantastic with jeans and a t-shirt once the weather turns cool again.  

I hope to have the pattern and yarn available by next week some time.  

What have you been up to this week?

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