Spring has sprung for us here in southern Oregon! The daffodils are in full bloom at our land and even our hard wood tree species are getting close to budding out. Since its only been two years since we have been living on our five acres (and we have been a wee bit busy homesteading […]
The process of homesteading a piece of land is challenging, rewarding, and exciting. Every piece of land is different and requires it’s own unique touches. Getting in touch with what it needs is half of the challenge.
One just never appreciates the vital nature of a well functioning toilet until theirs doesn’t work properly. We have gone through not just one, but two composting toilets for hOMe. Granted there are 3 of us living in it full time so I suppose we will put any toilet system to its full test. The […]
A fresh blanket of 15″ pure white snow greeted us at our homestead yesterday. Unable to make it up our driveway in our car despite studded tires, chains and three attempts, we hiked our provisions up our 1,500′ driveway. We had just bought sleds in town for some fun zipping down our hillside, but before […]
There is something miraculous about getting our electricity from the sun. No utility bills. No inner guilt for tapping into the grid for power. Just good, clean, wholesome fun. For us going solar was a no brainer. The choices were to cough up $20,000 to the utility company for the “privilege” of being tied into […]
Something rather profound has come of living out of our pop up tent trailer and sleeping essentially outdoors for months while we have been building and homesteading our 5 acre property. We have become so connected with the environment around us that subconsciously we have picked up the rhythm of our land. We know at […]