Feel Like I’m 12 Years Old

It has come to my attention that some people miss my blog postings. I am flattered by this. My blog posts always seem to be a rambling unstructured stream of consciousness with the main benefit to me … the writer … as if my readers were my collective psychoanalyst …...

Hop Along Jasper

Hi Everyone. I’m baaack! Sorry I’ve been away. It wasn’t you, it was me. I took a break from the blog this summer and it’s the first time I’ve done that since we started the blog in about 2005. It was a variety of things, but mostly that I’ve been spending an...

Back in the Saddle

So I’m back in the garden, growing food … but on a much scaled-down version of my former manifestations. My theme song is “Back in the Saddle.” The Areosmith version.     I think it’s a remake of a cowboy song by Gene Autry, but I remember playing it … a lot...

That Was Fun … Not!

Whoops. I did it again. Sorry if you recently got a weird email from our website. Long story, but it was my fault as I try and learn some new software and well, I used it on my website and things went horribly wrong. I love the TV show “Arrested Development” and they...

My 1888 Brain

This is all related to slow internet which is a country thing, but sometimes can be a city thing, and a twisted convoluted story to get to the point, but really, aren’t most of my blogs like this? Bear with me?… (bare with me?) if you are so inclined. We often get...

The Homesteading Retreat Weekend

(or more specifically the “Dispelling the myths and showing the realities of the homesteading, independent, sustainable, independent ‘life in the country’ dream” totally awesome weekend!) Michelle and I have had great success with our one day workshops over the years....