I can understand not wanting to eat something because you watched it come into this world (humans do not eat their children is evidence to support this theory). I can understand that if you give it a name that it is hard to see it on the table next to the mashed potatoes. I really … Continue reading Is There Really an Omnivore Dilemma?
Pre-planning your menu will do several things for you. It will force you to double check your calendar. It will force you to go through your pantry, fridge and freezer (helps keep things fresh). It will also force you to make a grocery list (which will help you stay in budget). Quick note about budgets, … Continue reading Busy Mom Menu Planning Tips
It is that time of year here, for all of us! Some of the things we have been working on, besides the endless list of school supplies, are school lunch planning, organizing and scheduling. We have also been looking at various extracurricular activities. The kids have such varied interests that we have been looking at … Continue reading Gearing Up For Back to School
Apparently our future has been something weighing on my subconscious mind. I have had a couple of dreams lately depicting the whole layout of the farm. Granted the perfect place I have had daydreams of for years years. Now it is showing up in my regular dreams, so I guess it is time to really layout … Continue reading Dreaming of the Future
January needs to be renamed planning, since that is when most of it gets done for the new year. We have a lot going on this year, as you noticed in my previous post. Well here is the detailed break down for January: Putting together our official business plan Get all the wood cut for … Continue reading The Month of Planning
Short often dark, dreary days accompanied by long, cold nights can make the perkiest of people feel down. We have eaten so much rich holiday food, not enough sunlight and a gazillion other reasons to feel depressed. We get down, weather turns nasty and we can toss in cabin fever as well to the pile … Continue reading Beating the Winter Blues
At least for us it is the year of the squirrel. We feel like we have started over a million times. This time we are taking a slightly different approach in starting over. We are going slower so that we can make long lasting changes that really matter. Rushing in headlong as I am want … Continue reading 2013 The Year of the Squirrel
There are few things we need to acquire in order to put our year one plans fully in place. An electrician (need to upgrade the electric box and run power to the workshop, a couple of extra outlets in the house wouldn't hurt either). New tines for the Mantis tiller I picked up at a … Continue reading Building Our Homestead
Yep, I have been told I am crazy and unrealistic. Why? Because my immediate plans include becoming prepared for anything. Because I am going to go back to school for a degree not many have heard of, apparently. The degree is Horticultural Therapy. Because if I have to work outside the home I want a … Continue reading You Are Crazy!
It is relatively easy for me to find a lot of things to be thankful for this November. We have had a pretty rough year but things are smoothing out. So many have helped us and supported our efforts to regain a sense of normalcy. I am thankful to everyone for everything they have done. … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful