homesteading

Robbed. Again.

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You gotta be kidding me. One year to the day from the first theft, Brad’s replacement scooter was stolen while we were out enjoying…

2013: Year in Review

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With trepidation, I peeked back at this year’s goals — and was pleasantly surprised by how many were accomplished. Certainly not all, but it…

Kidnapped

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Turning thirty was a five-day rite of passage that involved multiple surprise parties, an unexpected home exterior decoration, and a billboard on Columbus’ busiest…

Solar dehydrator update

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OK, so it’s not the fastest process in the world but, otherwise, I’m pleased with The Dehydrinator. It doesn’t reach the promised 120°F, but…

Dried and true

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Jenn’s becoming a master at preserving fresh food through canning. Even if it does mean we had to find space in the little house…

Gar-licked

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Too much rain + partly shady garden site = sad garlic. Not a total failure, but definitely not the harvest we were hoping for….

Quest of the simple life

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Having spent a decade in my previous life as a computer programmer, I remember the ugly wave of feelings that surfaced whenever I acknowledged…

Unreal estate

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So what had happened was, the land we bought for our orchard doesn’t exist. And that’s why anyone who’s been waiting for an update…