Crazy Acres

We have put our crazy plan wheels in motion, which means we put our car wheels in motion and made a drive down to the Missouri Ozarks to look at some property. I found out about some properties via a member of a website forum called Homesteading Today.  I had posted a question on the forum about property and she responded withContinue reading “Crazy Acres”

A Crazy Plan

A couple of weeks ago I wrote Planning a New Plan.  We had spent 1 1/2 years trying to come up with the perfect homestead plan, but weren’t making any measurable progress in getting there.  The time had come to re-evaluate and create a new plan and that’s what we have done. Now, some mayContinue reading “A Crazy Plan”

A Homestead Kind of Day

Winter Storm Nika moved through last night and early this morning leaving us about 6 – 7 inches of snow. This required another snow shoveling work-out and after my work-out I decided it was a good day to enhance some of my homesteading skills. Since I was down to just enough laundry soap for maybe twoContinue reading “A Homestead Kind of Day”

What to Wear?

It’s snowing again.  “Hello Winter Storm Nika,” and this winter I’ve begun to think a lot about my homestead wardrobe.  When the weather is hot, I wear a lot of capris, short-sleeved tops and flip flops.  It works well for the gardening and housework I do now, but I don’t think it’s going to work asContinue reading “What to Wear?”

Natural Pest Control on the Farm

Early last summer we took a trip to look at several properties around the Missouri Ozarks area. When we got back to the hotel , I jumped in the shower and as I was drying off I noticed something on my side – A TICK!!!!!! Gross!!!!!! In that moment I realized that I needed to findContinue reading “Natural Pest Control on the Farm”

Planning A New Plan?

For the last 18 months, we have been in planning mode.  Planning a change of job for hubby; planning the sell of our house; planning the purchase of property; planning our move to the country; planning for animals;  planning for outbuildings;  planning . . . . planning . . . . planning . . . . The problemContinue reading “Planning A New Plan?”

Trading the Past for the Future

We have been making a lot of changes to help us reach our homesteading goal. But sometimes, old habits die-hard. We’ve lived the American Dream most of our lives. Work hard, make money, buy lots of things, take nice vacations . . . .  Like I said, it’s the American Dream.  But somewhere along theContinue reading “Trading the Past for the Future”

Weeks Homestead Part 4 – Horses

Lili, my 6-yr-old, started horse back riding classes almost 9 months ago. She loves her class and adores Cooper, the Shetland pony she has primarily ridden since starting.  And when talking about our future homestead, she will occasionally talk about having her own pony. Riding has been a wonderful thing for her.  She loves learningContinue reading “Weeks Homestead Part 4 – Horses”

Mr. Fix-It

Part of the homesteading lifestyle, is the desire to do things ourselves. Instead of buying all our food at the grocery store, we want to grow our own produce, raise our own meat, and provide ourselves with dairy products. Instead of heating our home with gas or electric, we want to use wood that comesContinue reading “Mr. Fix-It”