You'll be happy to hear that our little tantrum-plagued Sadie is coming through the worst of it. She felt frustrated this morning and emptied two shelves of picture books onto the floor. But then she immediately sat down in the middle of the pile and spent a good half hour looking at them, page by page. If that's the worst of what she's got right now, we're going to make it. I woke up this morning with that thought ringing in my ears. "We're going to make it." It's been one year to the day since we raised the frame [...]
Today's Thursday chat is a story of big city lights and dirty dishes. In debt to Alexandra and all the Alexandra's of the world, and to the Western pioneers of my own heritage. But especially to the places where we clash and merge. Enjoy.
This is the weak point in our little family. This is the chink in our off-grid power couple armor. We are so darn attached to our creativity.
Happy Thursday! Today's video is about my favorite chicken, and the stories we tell ourselves about what is and isn't possible. Does anyone remember that when we didn't have a rooster I had a hen who started crowing the morning? That was this same chicken. Her name is Leia, aka the Rebel Alliance leader, and in honor of her wonderful spunk we now have two other white chickens named after her, Leia II and Leia III. :) Enjoy!
I'm just kidding. Probably Sadie will, eventually, have a day-in-the-life video on our YouTube channel, just like her big sister and brother have had. Probably Sadie will, eventually, have a little spotlight on her. But it didn't happen yesterday, and it isn't happening today.
Today's Thursday story is in debt to Shannon Hayes, author of Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity From a Consumer Culture.
This is my secret to how I accomplish so much in a day. Strong nettle tea and Kairos time, gratitude and sleep.
Are there really no women homesteaders? The Thursday video.
It's way more fun, to feel like we're living one life together, rich with both work and play, than to feel like we're competing for a little bit of air.
Hi, folks! This is just a quick post to let you know that the Thursday video is up on my personal channel.
I've read about animals in captivity, who still walk their little cage paths even when the door is open. A habit of bondage is a powerful thing.
I sang all my instructions to the kids when they were getting ready for bed tonight. They're still the age that I have to say things like, "brush your teeth," three times if I have to say them once. That's a good way to turn yourself into a crone twenty years early, so tonight I sang it all.