Many wise people told us, going into this house building project, to hold on to our hats and boots, because things were fixing to get crazy. And they were completely right. The last couple months I have been absent from writing about our home building process, simply because we have been working on our home.… Read More Farmhouse Building Ramblings
For years now Preston and I have been planning and dreaming of putting a permanent home on our farm. The vision has blossomed, changed, transformed and, finally, it’s ready to be birthed! As I mentioned before, we are big on simplified living, and our new home will be a reflection of this conviction. We are… Read More New Home Site-The Very Beginning
Over the years countless people have contacted me with a dreamy look in their eyes. “We are moving to 5 acres and plan to live off the land. I am so ready to get back to a simple life!” I once held this dreamy eyed look. The thought of a simple life, carrying my milk… Read More Is Homesteading The Idealistic Simple Life?
The Christmas season is here. Today my kiddlings and I put up the tree and all the trimmings. We live in Central Texas, which means that while we were putting the tree up, we also had the windows open and were all wearing short sleeves. But, to my little’s exclamations, it was chilly enough, (50),… Read More 4 Ways to Simplify Christmas
For those that know me, and those who watch from a distance, you know well that Simplification has become the theme of my life. A theme that plays over again, and I just keep turning up the volume. In the near future I will share a lot about my journey to purge our life of… Read More Rum Cider