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Homesteading: Confronting Death

About month ago, we killed and ate our rooster. (I’ve  been behind on my blogging, there has been a lot of work to do) This was the first time we have actually slaughtered an animal. Of course, this is a … Continue reading

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Homesteading Blurb: UPS, Trees, and the Importance of Community

Written on Wednesday the 5th Today I walked down to the mail to wait for UPS to come. They will leave packages by the land company sign if I ask them to, but they won’t cross the bridge to get to … Continue reading

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December Homestead: HOMESTEADING WITH FRIENDS

Our close friends Sarah* and Ben* have been trying to get the money together to get out here for a while, since the middle of November. They finally got here around the 14h of December or so. We’ve known Ben* … Continue reading

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Homestead Update for November and the first half of December

Homestead Update for November and the first half of December The beginning of November was still relatively warm, at least from the perspective of someone who is not only from the Michigan/Indiana area, but has gone four years without heat … Continue reading

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Homestead Update

We’ve started harvesting and drying the lemon balm. You need to make sure that you pick the leaves off the stems if you are going with the paper bag method, since the stems will hold onto moisture more than the … Continue reading

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Homestead Plans

So, we bought this land in December of 2015, and started to make trips out here right away. We didn’t move here permanently until March 2016. So we have not spent a full year on the property yet. I think … Continue reading

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Vertumnalia, Agricultural Gods, and the Homestead

So today is the Vertumnalia, the Roman festival of Vertumnus and Pomona. I have not done as much preparation as I would like. Too often I end up writing rituals the day of a festival, and then I have them … Continue reading

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