159: The Truth about Growing Your Own Food

159: The Truth about Growing Your Own Food

Honest talk about growing and raising your own food, as well as a caution to the homesteading community about pride.

158: Mouth Noises and Pathetic Plants: Two Random Lessons from the Homestead

158: Mouth Noises and Pathetic Plants: Two Random Lessons from the Homestead

Today I’ve got two random lessons that I’ve learned on the homestead lately that I thought maybe you could learn something from, too. One was brought on by a ridiculous task I’ve taken on in my office—one that was supposed to be easy. The other is something I learned while checking out my struggling garden.

157: Stages of Homesteading

157: Stages of Homesteading

Stages of life affect stages of homesteading and we sometimes forget to think about that as we look into the future—at least I know I have. This has been on my mind a lot lately as we have reached a point at our house where 

156: Why We No Longer Raise Goats

156: Why We No Longer Raise Goats

When we first moved to our farm in 2011, the one animal that I insisted we get was goats. We started with two male goats (Willy and Waylon) and then added three female goats (Luna, Pickles, and Olive.) Then we bred the gals and got 

155: Don’t Get Stuck

155: Don’t Get Stuck

Thoughts on the importance of finding the line between being comfortable and being stuck.

154: Now I Get It

154: Now I Get It

Deep thoughts on a certain something we hear from our parents that we don’t understand until we have kids of our own.

153: Today Will Someday be the Past

153: Today Will Someday be the Past

Thoughts on “the way things were” and how we tend to live in every moment except for the one we’re in. What you’re doing right now? You will look back on this, too.

152: 5 Things We Can Learn from Dogs

152: 5 Things We Can Learn from Dogs

I’ve been watching my dogs, and I’ve figured out five things we can learn from a dog’s approach to life.

151: The REAL reason to take care of your yourself

151: The REAL reason to take care of your yourself

Deep thoughts on food, health, and why you should control what you do with your body so no one *else* can control *you*.

150: Be Teachable

150: Be Teachable

My thoughts on why it’s important to be teachable (especially as an adult) and how that can benefit your life and the lives of those around you.