Category: The Homestead

At 13 degrees, don’t touch the iced tent sides!


This experience, while considered by many to be slightly insane, is very educational for me. It is an opportunity to learn while learning is optional and not mandatory, or driven by necessity. I’ve known too many people relegated to a lifestyle they didn’t anticipate with no foreknowledge, myself included. The saving grace in my sleeping…

Storage, space and other mish mash


While I continue to build my homestead in my mind, there is just such a drag of time.  Time usually seems to fly by these days, with 2013 passing so quickly it feels like I hardly blinked, yet, when an idea lies far out near the horizon, time seems to just sloooooooow down.  It is…

Appreciation


Yesterday was just one of those days that I felt productive, satisfied and appreciative. And so I woke up today with a smile and a stretch.  Sleeping on a lumpy, bumpy hot pink, third hand futon is a test for my body’s restorative powers, lol! I am so thankful for the opportunity to come back…

Time travel


If you think that time travel is not possible, then you have not kept much of your life in boxes for long periods of time as I have.  Or perhaps you are not a linker  of time and events to objects as I am.  The activities of yesterday proved once again that simply to touch…

Reuniting, too much stuff, and bad weather


Yesterday was catch-up with the neighbors day.  People here are very different from where I am currently living.  They wave.  They pull into your driveway if they see your car and you’ve been gone a while.  They share food and mow your property when your mower breaks.   They drop by on their way to…

Bittersweetness on my tongue


I. Am. Home. But it’s not home any more.  It’s the shadow home, the home that would-have-been.  It fits around my heart like home, but like all things, it was just temporary.  It was I that made the mistake of calling it ‘my forever home.’  Nothing is forever except the time that flows past us…

Starting to feel like home


Well, there has been a lot going on around here.  Most of it consists of me learning about and trying stuff I have absolutely no clue about, which is always exciting and interesting, and usually frustrating to boot.  I’ve not taken any photos here yet, mainly because it is either cold, rainy, or rainy and…

Stuff, stuff and oh, some more stuff


Oh. My. Goodness.  Who BUYS all of this stuff that I am having to pack?  Surely not moi.  Sigh.  I have parted with some things over the last couple of months spent packing, but I’m having that ‘oh-no-I-may-never-have-money-again-since-I-am-a-widow-now’ reluctance to throw away anything that might come in handy at the new place.  So I pack,…