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Solar Panels. Elderberries. Sugar Beets. Huckleberries. And More.

Summer days are busier than ever. So many fun new things to learn and do. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately…

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A Walk To The Creek

When the days are extremely hot, and the house is like an oven, it’s nice to have a cool place to go for a much needed reprieve.

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No Time To Be Bored

Here’s an update on a few of the recent happenings around the homestead.

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Rain Barrels and Burn Barrels

We’ll be putting these rain barrels on the corners of the house to catch most of our wash water. The burn barrel is just what we needed to burn prunings and diseased wood.

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Not Enough Wood

“Before we ever started heating our home with wood, I didn’t realize that you can’t just go out into the forest, cut up a tree, and bring it in for the fire. I knew nothing of the curing process. It stinks to look out into the yard and see a big pile of split logs just sitting there, knowing you can’t use them for another year.”

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Purging and Refreshing For the New Year, Plus my Top 20 Goals for 2014

I’ve been super busy getting ready for the new year! Here’s what I’ve been up to, and what my plans for 2014 are.

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Homesteading Through The Winter

Just because the days are shorter and the temps are colder doesn’t mean there isn’t work that still needs to be done! There’s always something to do on a homestead.