Sili and Cashew Weather Cedar Season

For those of you who don’t understand what is going on in the picture where Cashew has placed her butt over Sili’s head, she is trying to dominate her…only Sili is wearing a plastic cone on her head so, this complicates Cashew’s desire to sit on it.

Flooding on the Homestead

The forecast predicted nonstop rain for two solid days and for once they were right. It rained steadily for two days. It was wet enough on day one but when i came home from work on day 2 i was greeted by a canal in front of my property. The water was draining alongside the […]

Tornados in January?

I had spoken on the phone with my mother the night before. She had said the weatherman recommended securing patio furniture and taking the more portable items into the garage or the house as they were forecasting 70 mph winds and a tornado watch for the following day. The weather was supposed to be the […]

A Trail of Dead Trees

I was tired; oh so tired. Sleep for ten minutes sitting on the floor against the wall in the break room tired. The problem was not that my internal compass was broken. The problem was power, or lack of it. The problem was the absence of any influence or relevance to the final vision in […]

Indoor Laundry comes to the Homestead

i had scheduled a moving crew to come to the homestead on my day off in january of 2020. I had lived almost a full year with a dryer unit in the middle of my living room in a 384 square foot house. The freestanding closet that was supposed to sit in front of the […]

Cashew’s Late Night Shenanigans

My neighbors were either shooting off guns or extra fireworks left over from new years. The noises were too frenzied to be any precision type of activity. I knew Cashew had a tendency to seek out that which she perceived to be a threat. Not wanting her to find her way off the property i […]

A Homestead in Hibernation

There were 3 things one could always count on to foster corruption in people; money, power, and greed. As a child, when unpleasant things were going on around me i fought them to an extent and then when i could bear no more i withdrew into my mind. As an adult in my thirties i […]

Disaster Averted

Living surrounded by forest i feared fire more than i feared anything. I refused to have anything in the shed that could be remotely ignitable. Though i had a charcoal grill i kept neither charcoal nor lighter fluid. All my power tools were electric. The mower was powered with elbow grease. There were no candles; […]