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...

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....

Mommy’s Alright, Daddy’s Alright, They Just Seem a Little Weird

When you’re a parent there comes a time when you have to look back and think about your parenting choices and their impacts on your kids. And how did they perceive you as a parent? The song lyric from the title is from the band Cheap Trick. It was on their 1983 Live...

Channeling My Inner Horse Whisperer

I’m one of those people who has a way with horses. I’m terrified of them, and they know it. I love horses. Or rather I love the results of their hay consumption and how it helps build my sandy soil. So I do spend some time around them. I was thinking about horses...