Today Better Than Yesterday

My yesterday included laundry, which isn’t different from most days for me.  The washing machine was doing its job, while I chatted on the phone with a friend for a few minutes.  The call ended and I heard running water.  As typical in my house, there was kid noise and the weather lead me to believeContinue reading “Today Better Than Yesterday”

Weeks Homesteading Part 3 – Donkeys

For those who have been reading my blog for quite some time, you probably don’t remember me ever mentioning donkeys as part of our homesteading plan.  There is a good reason for that. Donkeys were never a part of our homesteading plan. But several weeks ago, I learned something about donkeys that I didn’t know. Continue reading “Weeks Homesteading Part 3 – Donkeys”

Heating the Homestead Cabin

When we decided to remodel our living room several years ago, we put in a gas fireplace.  Just flip the switch and we have a fire and a heat source.  While our primary source of heat comes from our gas furnace, this particular fireplace also came with a battery back-up.  We’ve lost power in the winterContinue reading “Heating the Homestead Cabin”

Snowy Thoughts

The snow is coming down. It’s not coming down vertically as light fluffy flakes, but instead millions of tiny snow flakes are blowing horizontally across the yard. Every once in a while a stronger gust of wind sending even more flakes blowing off the roof of the house, spiraling down to the ground. Drifts ofContinue reading “Snowy Thoughts”

1001 Posts

This is blog post 1001. I didn’t realize I had hit the 1000th post mark when I posted yesterday, so the little quote I am now so fond of was more appropriate than I realized – Don’t Quit. I have stuck it out with my little blog for 6 1/2 years, although not all those yearsContinue reading “1001 Posts”

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

Today we said good-bye to 2013 and hello to 2014 and I enter 2014 with some big hopes and dreams for the year ahead. A few days ago I shared four things I’m going to tackle in 2014.  You can read that post here.  Number 4 on that list was sure to be the toughestContinue reading “Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014”

My Gift to Me for 2014

One nice thing about following blogs is discovering new things and one of my most recent discoveries is Stitch Fix.  This is an on-line personal stylist service for women and it’s very simple. First I completed my “Style Profile.”  This provides my Stitch Fix stylist the information needed to provide me a good selection of clothing itemsContinue reading “My Gift to Me for 2014”