Listening to the rain:Thoughts on digging holes and falling down stairs

Its easier to sleep with the rain pattering down the roof.  Easier still when you are blissfully unaware of the layer of ice forming thicker from every splash.  We had thawed for two weeks when I woke this morning to that glisten I have come to know.  At first its hard to tell the difference … Continue reading Listening to the rain:Thoughts on digging holes and falling down stairs

Alice’s Pasta Sauce

I must apologize in advance for the lack of accurate measurements in this recipe.  As a rule, I don't use recipes.  The measuring and scraping and constant checking of a book or screen to make sure I am following everything to a T is just too stressful for this poor girl's heart.  I like to … Continue reading Alice’s Pasta Sauce

Canning (and other things I do to look like a homesteader on Instagram)

It is approaching the end of the season for many farms out there and impending shortage always puts preservation on the brain.  It should be noted that a responsible and serious canner would have been canning all summer, from when early crops started to be harvested.  They would have felt the crisping of the air … Continue reading Canning (and other things I do to look like a homesteader on Instagram)

Goat Pens and Dog Runs: A study of dual-purpose

Hello gentle readers!  As you may have assumed from my radio silence, things have been going down in Alice Town.  Joey and I have moved to Veneta, OR to live in this cabin: And work on this farm: We are also pursuing employment at other farms and in town on a variety of food related … Continue reading Goat Pens and Dog Runs: A study of dual-purpose