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KEEPING ON

I wish I knew how many times I have sat at this keyboard and started to type something and wonder where to go with it. Today is another one of those days, I have written about many things over the years about the homestead, gardening, animals, heating and cooking with wood along with economic hardsh…

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AMERICAN HOUSEHOLDS.

Today's American households are non-producing households.

The idea of a contained family economy is long forgotten as well as the skills to sustain that family economy. The average American household is now a consumer based closed economic system. This consumer-based system is not sustainable and…

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RANT

OK, this is no longer even funny nor is it debatable. The cost of food and fuel has gone through the roof and there is no end in sight. They claim an 8.7% inflation rate but let’s not be fooled most everything is doubled which makes a 100% increase and fuel is up some 400%. If everything averaged ou…

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I THINK WE SAW THIS COMING.

I think we all knew that inflation was going to happen, our grocery money isn’t taking us as far as it used to. I know many times over the years I have warned folks about what I felt was to come, I honestly believe we have come to depend on cheap food without knowing the real cost behind it. With fu…

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WE HAVE LOST OUR CONNECTION.

We have lost our connection to the land and the know-how of our grandparents; we cannot in honesty remain separated from the land for long without disastrous results. We are a living organism and rely on other living organisms to survive. As our culture continues to distance itself from the natural …

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WHERE TO NOW?

It seems all we hear about these days are shortages and inflation, it is apparent to all of us as we shop that the store shelves have several empty spaces and the total at the register is over the top. Everything we buy is rising in price and it doesn’t look as if it will end any time soon. The pred…

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THE PROMISED PHOTOS

Here are a few photos of our new calf shortly after she was born, we'll have more as time goes on.

 

  

 

 

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NO EXPERT ON MONEY

I for one am no expert on money, other than to use it as a means of trade. I do know basic things, like spend within your means and Make saving for a rainy day a habit. But the past couple of years has had many people wondering about their future, to include my family.
 
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LOVE THAT SPRING TIME OF THE YEAR

Good morning everyone,

I love spring, the cows went out this morning in their small hold spots to graze while we wait for the pastured area to dry so we can put the fencing back up. Now that my animals are all tended to I have come in to have breakfast, then we'll move our chickens out to their s…

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THE HOMESTEAD IS MOVING AHEAD, BUT WE ARE WATCHING AND LISTENING

Hello Everyone, 

Things on the homestead are moving in the forward direction, our piglets are growing, the chickens continue to lay more eggs than we need and we are enjoying give some out to folks that can use some help. I bumped the cow yesterday and felt a little one in there, so we are antic…

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