Homesteading, Organic Gardening, How to Farm, Preparedness, Self-Reliance
It has come to be one of my favorite things about living in the country. While it might be considered a bit wasteful right now with current gas prices and with New York and New Jersey still struggling after Hurricane Sandy, we still can't help but jump on a road and go...somewhere.
It started as a way to view the neighborhood. We didn't know the area. Overall, we were still pretty new to Virginia. So why not take a look around? On weekends, we stared taking different …Continue
October should be known as Animal month. With all the fairs and shows that go on, I was in little animal paradise. Well not little animals. Most of what we saw was huge. Cow, horses, even the lamas seem much bigger when you're standing just on the other side of a suddenly thin gate. I mean look at those…Continue
Well I've just reminded myself that I am terrible at keeping a blog. I had great plans to write on a bi-weekly basis of what we, my husband and I, are doing to get our dream farm going. Looking back at the blog now, I see 5 months of silence. Yep, that's me...
Now we haven't been sitting around doing nothing for these five months. Just nothing very farming. So I kept putting off typing anything. So why start now? Two reasons: First, I see if I don't get back into…Continue
I have just finished a glass of apple cider, sitting on the back deck of our new dream. We sat in silence for a bit listening. All we could hear were birds. Closing my eyes now I can still here them.
We signed the final papers for our dream farm. A relatively new house sitting on 21 acres of recently timbered land. We started the first steps today by changing all the locks and pulling out the carpets. It was two hours of knee braking (carpets hurt). We had some…Continue