The Feed Store is Closing

The feed store in our little town is closing. Not only do they have their own amazing blends of animal feed that keep horses and chickens shiny and healthy and beautiful…we are losing The customer service that is a leftover of generations gone before us. I drove around for 2.5 hours sampling the feed selection …

A Season of Peace

There’s been a series of changes on the homestead recently. Im financially independent once again. Supporting a homestead on 3.5 to 4 hours of work a day took some careful budgeting and so it meant cutting out a lot of the herbal interventions i was taking for depression and rheumatoid arthritis. Luxuries like frozen fruit, …

A Brief Cold Snap

After the driest year i can remember in my whole life we had a solid week of steady drizzle rain in the winter season. It wasn’t enough to flood anything or replenish the aquifers but it made the ground a right mess of mud for a week straight. I couldnt leash the dogs because they …

The Battle to Receive the Refrigerator

The refrigerator delivery date was set for one day before thanksgiving. I correctly assessed that they were not coming, just based on past experience. They did not send me an automated text saying the delivery crew was two orders away. Two hours before the end of the delivery window i knew i should have received …

Wrong Way Driver

Yesterday i was driving along the highway headed to meet some friends when the car in front of me suddenly veered sideways. I had a split second to think, “what’s gotten into him?” And then i saw why he’d done what he did. There was a pair of headlights staring straight at me. His car …

You Can Lead a Person to Logic but you Can’t Make them Think.

Directly following the incident with the sheep on the highway no visible change was made. Then one day i drove by and a herd of cows inhabited the field instead of the sheep. I thought that this meant the farmer had realized his fence wasn’t sheep tight and either sold or moved the sheep somewhere …

The Ongoing Struggle to Bring Laundry Units to the Homestead

So, there was a time when you could order appliances and have them delivered and installed fairly quickly. That is not this time. Due to the pandemic and the global political climate less resources are available and production of items is down. That means items are still available for purchase at this time, you just …

Alden

Mid-afternoon on a Saturday, i was doing laundry at my friend’s homestead one town over when i heard the blue jays outside going absolutely mental. I thought maybe a cat had tried to climb a tree they had a nest in but as the minutes ticked on the ruckus continued. When i started seeing branches …