10 Reasons to Love Homesteading


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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Top 10 things we decidedly love about our homestead this week {in no particular order}:

1.  Free wooden pallets.

2.  Multi level tree forts made out of free pallets.

3.  Building multi level tree forts until it's too dark to see and then rising with the sun to finish the work.

4.  Large warm fires.  It got down to 33 F on Sunday night!  

5.  Cooking simple meals over an open fire.

6.  Northern lights streaming out from the horizon.

7.  Shooting stars.  {Not the 149 we counted during last week's meteor shower, but still impressive!}

8.  Watching the chickadees land in the new bird bath.

9.  Savoring a very rare treat of candy.

10.  Lounging on a blanket under a tree discussing our top 10 list, and deciding it's ok not to finish all the projects we had planned for the weekend.

I also finished Luke's sweater over the weekend.  Do you see that funny line on the neck?  As I knit up the turtle neck, I realized that the ribbing pattern needed to be worked opposite so that when it was folded down it would match the waist and cuffs.  I was tired of ripping this one back, so I just kept going!  No one will notice when it's folded anyway, right?  {Joining in with Ginny today, too}

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Just a quick side note:  I'm doing some redesigning on the blog layout and playing around with html so things may look a little funny for a few days!

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