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....

The Fabulous, Actual and “For Real” Off The Grid Weekend at Sunflower Farm

So, I’ve noticed a term that’s becoming really, really over used in our world today, and that’s “off the grid.” I hear it in movies and on TV and read it everywhere. Come on, enough! I suppose it’s a good thing because it makes what we’ve been doing for 20 years seem...

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...