Category Archives: Opinion

New YouTube Trailer

I don’t know how many of you watch YouTube videos on a regular basis, but that is kind of my television.  One of the channels I really like is Justin Rhodes.  He and his family live in North Carolina and … Continue reading

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The Homestead is Falling Apart, and it’s all My Fault

It seems like every time I touch something on the Homestead lately, it breaks.  If you watched my golf cart video on YouTube, that was one of the things to which I am referring.  In that case, my not checking … Continue reading

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Huge Farming Operation

The other day we had an opportunity to visit with one of my wife’s co-workers and her husband.  They live just up the street from where my wife and I lived not long after we got married so it was … Continue reading

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Mother Earth News Fair, I Met the WranglerStars!

This past weekend HB1 and HB2 joined me on a quick weekend trip to WI for the Mother Earth News Fair.  I had never been to one before, but I love the magazine and website so I pre-ordered tickets months … Continue reading

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Never Again

I desperately need to get my garden plants in the ground.  They are outgrowing their small pots, or already have.  Other things have taken priority, until now.  The biggest problem getting this done is that the three point rototiller is … Continue reading

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Homesteading Resources – By State!

The good people at TaylorMadeHomestead.com have compiled a list of homesteading blogs and websites and they have arranged them by state.  So if you are looking for a local resource for homesteading, take a look.  I happen to be on … Continue reading

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Lots of Projects

As I think I have mentioned I have been tinkering with a lot of smaller projects since the completion of the chicken coop.  One of them, and the most current, has been an electrical outlet for the coop.  Since the … Continue reading

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Catch Up, and the Sky is on Fire

Nothing major going on around here, but lots of little things.  While none of our newly planted apple trees are yet providing fruit, and may not for a couple years yet, my parents have one apple tree in their yard. … Continue reading

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Not Dead

This post proves I’m not dead. I had been spending a lot of time getting ready for the rodeo. Then I got sick and missed the rodeo. My wife took the kids, she’s amazing. While they were gone I got … Continue reading

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Kayaks Spell Summer Fun, Garden and Flower Update

I have been coveting a kayak for quite some time. I eyed them longingly when shopping at Costco.  I could never convince myself to pull the trigger, $300+ is a lot of money for one kayak.  Recently I received a hot … Continue reading

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