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”

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”