homesteading

Treeson

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I swear we didn’t want to do it. Cutting down a hardwood tree was the last thing we wanted, but the water oak in…

Starter Wars

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A long time ago, in a kitchen far, far away…. Well, it was only a year ago, in truth. And the kitchen was two…

In a nutshell

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Up the road a few miles from work, there’s a big swath of state land, abutting the Chattahoochee River. Jenn and I took a…

The Heat Is On

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My back is sore. My knees ache. My fingers are raw. The pain is worth it, though, as we warm ourselves by the fireplace…

Can for All Seasons

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Ah, July. The time on the wee homestead when every inch of flat space in the house is covered in produce and mason jars,…

Bin there, dung that

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When it comes to compost, we don’t really know crap. There are a million schools of thought on the best way to turn those leftover…

Wood-In-It Be Nice

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What good’s a wood stove without wood to chuck into it, amIright? Jenn talked about how we bought some seasoned firewood so we could…

Hearththrob

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The date atop the crumpled newspaper read 1953. The same year the structure of DNA was discovered, Khrushchev was selected First Secretary of the Soviet…

No Offence

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Whenever I’m bemoaning an upcoming weekend that will be spent repainting a room, I inevitably bump into some people who claim to love painting….