Throwback Wednesday (Yes, I am THAT impatient!)

I wrote this two years ago after our trip back home for our West Coast wedding blessing ceremony.  It was the first time we got to show the boys where they were born and the last time they saw my dad, their “Grandpa Wise-man” (a title he gave himself for his step-grandkids) Looking back I…

Keeping our Forrest Healthy and the House Warm

I have always loved trees, when I was a little kid I was always climbing them. I distinctly remember at the Casville house a tree that we would climb to the second story roof much to my moms dismay.  It had to be at this point I decided trees were more than just trees they…

What IS Homesteading Anyway?

When we tell people that we live on a homestead we get a verity of reactions.  They range from “oh, you live on a farm” to “so, you are like one of those doomsday preppers.” While both reactions are not wrong they do miss the mark- for a couple of very important reasons.  One of the best definitions…

New Layers And Old Favorites Made Easy.

After letting the larger flock out this morning I found two little green gems tucked in the corner. Judging by the size and location of these little jewels I believe them to be the first eggs of one of the new flock members!  The older ladies have a monopoly on the laying boxes so it…

Pictures From Acton In Autumn

I have not really been taking too many pictures of the fall foliage here, mostly because I am too busy gawking at it.  My commute takes me along the back roads and past some of the most amazing views from my car window. Everyday there is a further shift toward red or gold.  Each individual…

The Bean Pumpkin-Vs-The Trellis

Final score: Pumpkin- 1 Trellis- 0 Midsummer we noticed a volunteer pumpkin plant had sprouted off the deck and promptly gotten confused.  It climbed the fence and closed the gap between the deck’s fence and the bean trellis. This closed off the path we had been using to get to the front garden.  Instead of repositioning it we just…

Lessons From The Garden

Patients is one of those things I am going to spend the rest of my life learning (or trying to learn, as the case may be.)  Growing anything from a seed teaches you a lot- if you are willing to listen. The good thing about Maine is that when fall comes there is a tangible difference…

Three Girls, One Hat.

A slideshow of the girls, with Ry’s felt hat.  We all know they had it coming.  Click on the gallery for the best experience of all the silliness our dogs have to put up with.  

The Unrepentant Woman

To anyone who has followed my posts (especially my nail polish rant last winter ) it should be pretty apparent that I am not a huge fan of society in general and popular culture in particular. It is one of the reasons I love living in rural Maine.  Why we have chickens instead of cable (we call this…

Pumpkins, Beans and Porcupine Chickens.

Fall is in full effect and I am not going to lie, it is pretty epic.  One of the only times of year I don’t miss the redwoods. The garden has browned and is going to seed quickly.  We have learned a whole lot about what we can do better next year. All-in-all it has been…

Defiantly Not The Leader Of The Pack.

When I was in college, I would spend hours hiking the coast and mountains taking pictures of all the animals I found in my little haven. I used an actual film camera, you know the kind- where you have to focus by hand and then wait to see if you succeeded when the film was developed hours or even…

Welcome Home!

If you are one of the many people to responded our lost cat post a few days ago with prayers and wishes for her safe return, it seems that they worked!