11.10.12

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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The neighboring farmers harvested corn this last week.  Mike and the boys had fun raiding the empty fields collecting leftovers to share in the bird feeders.  It's quite entertaining to sit in the tree fort and watch the animals scurry about getting ready for winter.  The chipmunks fill their cheeks so full of corn that their heads become almost as big as their whole body!

We also cut up a young birch tree that fell during a late summer storm.  I've been letting it cure in the woods for several weeks and plan to use it for buttons, along with some other fun holiday items we have in the works.  If you follow us on Facebook, you may have seen several ornaments in the works.  We hope to have them all ready to share with you next week.  

I'm also excited to share with you our free quarterly newsletter we're working on getting together. {much slower than expected}  Each issue will be a seasonal wrap up of our homesteading progress, along with some of our favorite homeschooling projects, recipes, a free knitting pattern and a selection of our newest products.  By signing up for the email list, you will also be the first to know about new items in the shop and any discounts or giveaways we'll be offering! 

What fall projects have you been working on this week?

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy blog!

    Your photo of the little chipmunk reminds me of our vacation to Colorado. They are such delightful little creatures.

    I have a blog also about homesteading in East Texas. (www.livingvintageco.com)

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