Homesteading · Thoughts About Life

Living With Winter

As much as my disappearance might suggest otherwise, the homestead has not been buried in a Vermont winter. Well... it has, but not fatally. What has suffered most is my ability to do anything, but that is to be expected, it's just difficult to accept when I have so many dreams swirling and sparkling around… Continue reading Living With Winter

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Thoughts About Life

What Silence Brings

My day of vowed silence was shattered by the thunder of horse hooves on pavement. I looked up from my knitting, previous experience around horses telling me that this horse had bolted and I was hoping that it was without a rider in tow. Within seconds the horse appeared, he was the familiar flea bitten… Continue reading What Silence Brings

Homesteading · Thoughts About Life

The Monotonous Life Of Chippy (A Mower Subject To A Human’s Poor Decisions)

DISCLAIMER: This is an entire post about mowing. I am so sorry. This is the tale of a brave little lawnmower asked to tackle a job of ENORMOUS proportions. Or rather... an undertaking of moderate size and less than ideal conditions which probably don't fall under Chippy's job description. "Take this wee mower and mow… Continue reading The Monotonous Life Of Chippy (A Mower Subject To A Human’s Poor Decisions)

Homesteading · Photography

A Long Delay, Bursting At The Seams (A.K.A. Healthy Photography post #1)

Well, I must say I have done very poorly at my weekly blog posts lately. My apologies if anyone has been remotely affected by this, but I suspect it is likely only I who have noticed my absence. A philosophical thought for contemplation if I've ever heard one, feeling the absence of oneself. The explanation… Continue reading A Long Delay, Bursting At The Seams (A.K.A. Healthy Photography post #1)

Homesteading

The Moment You Realise You’ve Gone House Mad

To begin with being snowed in while excitedly house hunting is a difficult combination of factors. More specifically, finding a listing that looks like it could be THE house (but who are we kidding, your mind has already convinced you that it most definitely is and it hardly matters that you haven't seen the thing… Continue reading The Moment You Realise You’ve Gone House Mad