Category Archives: suburban homesteading

Train of Thought: Heavy Cream

It’s 2012. Less than a month before the world ends. Do I believe that? Well, I’m not sure. Honestly, I am a little bit concerned. I don’t want the world to end. I don’t want electricity to end. I want … Continue reading

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The Chicken Hutch

We live in the surburbs, on a river, on several acres of pecans, pines and salt bush. In this world of well-groomed lawns and tidy little boat docks, ours is a wild heaven. Fairies and devas collect here and plant … Continue reading

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Sometimes I Just Want to be a Girl

Lately we’ve been spending a lot of time at our barn. We have had a huge herd turnover after years of no changes. We sold two horses and bought three. The only remaining long-timer is my old gelding, Payday, who … Continue reading

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Honey for Seasonal Allergies

There’s a lot of talk about using honey for seasonal allergies and I’m here to tell you that it’s working for me. The bees may be able to help you very specifically with allergies to local pollens. If you’re allergic … Continue reading

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A House Built of Straw

We were spending a good deal of time wondering how to keep the sheep out of the rain this winter, not having a shelter in place already. In typical me fashion, I dreamed this. Yes, like in my sleep. Mark … Continue reading

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Garden Update, mid-June

What used to look like this: Has now become this: Amazing what a few weeks can change, isn’t it? Our vegetable garden is small this year because we will be gone for several weeks. (Note to potential thieves, our housesitter … Continue reading

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Today I Learned:

How to skirt a fleece. Apparently my sheep have nice fleeces. One has a really nice fleece and I’m excited to send it off for processing. It should only be better next year when she should have had less stress … Continue reading

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