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    Weeding, Weeding, and More Weeding

    Well, if you get a post by this title twice, I’m sorry. I published, and then it showed up nowhere that I could see! So, I’m redoing it. I’ve been too busy to take pictures recently, so I’m sorry I don’t have anything to share! Things are going well, but they’ve continued to be busy. I spent 6 hours weeding with my mom the other weekend. There’s been a lot of days like that… hours and hours of weeding. We’re nearly past the worst of it at this point, but I still have another week of some heavy weeding to do before things slow down. The gardens are doing well,…

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    May Days

    Well, it’s May! The time has suddenly gone from a slow crawl to the speed of the start of a race. I can only imagine that it will get much more intense in the coming weeks and months. Once again, I’ve tried writing many times, only to end up with nothing published. I start a post, but then need to update it, only to be interrupted partway through. So, I’ll do my best to keep this brief. First, we’re getting rid of the internet. We unplugged over the weekend, and I’m only going to be using it maybe once a week when I head into town and have access to…

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    Community Planning

    Lately the topic of community has come up a lot… I’ve heard about it a lot from other homesteaders, from family and friends, and a whole bunch of other sources. It seems to be on everyone’s mind. I’ve discussed a bit about community when it comes to having emergency plans, but I’d like to dig into the value of community planning a little more today. By this point in time, it comes as no surprise that more and more people are taking the issue of preparedness seriously. It became glaringly obvious to people that certain habits and thought processes needed to be adjusted. Societally, we took the systems that are…

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    Mid-March

    Poof! And just like that, we’re half-way through the third month of the year. The sun is starting to come out, the temperature is on the rise, the snow is melting, and the sap is finally starting to flow. It’s going to be a very short Maple Syrup Season this year. I’m feeling a little out of it today, and yet this is the clearest my mind has been in months! The last couple of weeks, and especially the last few days, I have been a bundle of nerves, wanting to know if there is one baby or two growing inside of me. I finally had my first check up…

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    Grain Mills and Other Things

    A belated “Happy New Year!” I’ve been trying to write something the past few weeks, but I realized I just needed a bit of time off. What better time for a break than when I don’t have much of anything exciting going on to write about anyway, right? Well, I received a grain mill for my birthday, and another year is under way, so it’s time to take some more notes about what’s been going on. We caught a cold right around Christmas time, and it took its sweet time traveling through the house from one child to the next, and then on to Scott. Aaron and I were the…

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    Challenging Months

    I love fall, but in truth, it’s the most challenging season of the year for me. I’m ready to hunker down for the winter, exhausted from the activities of the last six months, but I still have another month or so with lots of work to do. We’re wrapping up harvest season, we’ll be butchering soon, hunting season is coming, and we have lots to do before winter. The school year has also started, and we’re trying to adjust to our schedule and get the house back in order. Between winter prep and school, September, October, and November are challenging months! The gardens are so close to being done. Our…