The video I posted this morning is a sweet story for hope in dark places, and also a glimpse of my life without electricity. Enjoy!
One thing about living off the grid is that it's very inconvenient. Here's my explanation of how it isn't the cold showers that make me happy...and what does.
Today's Thursday chat is a bit deeper than some, and maybe less conclusive. Bring your patience and your appreciation of potential contradictions. But this is the truth of where I'm sitting right now, in my contemplative fall. I'm doing some thinking and some chewing and also a bit of rejoicing, and mostly thinking about how hope doesn't come for free.
Sorry for the long title. This is just another chatty Thursday talk, with barnyard animals, the reason why I came back to homesteading even when I had every reason to stay quit, and some talk about authenticity and why it matters. If you haven't seen it already, you might want to watch this one first: Why I Quit Homesteading After My First Year Now here's the new one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8GlfPV5NKg
This is a special one. Also, you can watch the ducks swimming on the pond.
Here's a story I've told before, but this time in video, on the best commissioning I ever received as an insult.
This week's Thursday chat is is a little hard to pin down, with vague references to snobbish quilters (maybe?), competitive homesteaders (almost certainly), and some unnamed person who really needed to tell me off about shampoo. Seriously, folks, let's fight back against jealousy and competition. There's a better way.
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.
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!
Today's Thursday story is in debt to Shannon Hayes, author of Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity From a Consumer Culture.
Are there really no women homesteaders? The Thursday video.