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    Kindling {Homestead Haiku}

    by  • December 7, 2014 • Featured, Home & Family • 1 Comment

    kindling homestead haiku

    There are so many big plans in the works that I’m finding it hard to write here. Instead, I’m spending a lot of time at the chopping block. Making kindling is my winter weeding, a meditative, productive exercise. Do you know the joy of splitting kindling?

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    Pet Lovin’ Messes – An Update on Annabel #SwifferEffect #ASPCA #Sponsored

    by  • October 19, 2014 • Family, Gardening & Pets, Home & Family • 1 Comment

    swiffer effect

    Oh, Annabel. Our busy, monochromatic (i.e. hard to photograph!) puppy is the focus of our life right now. Weekly puppy classes, daily training and treats sessions, cuddles, walks, and messes. Messes, everywhere messes. Our homestead normally cleans with rags, reusable towels, and washable mop heads. In fact, it’s a regular goal to eliminate disposable...

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    The Cost Of Freedom

    by  • June 24, 2014 • City Chickens, Featured, Home & Family • 13 Comments

    backyard chicken slaughter

    Find the cost of freedom, I mentioned that we recently switched our chickens from a small yard to a much larger pasture system. We loved giving our girls more space to forage and rotating them to a new area when one was hen pecked. They seemed healthier for having the freedom to roam around....

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