An Old, New School

It’s a sad and devastating day when a parent learns that a dream they had for their child won’t be coming to fruition. In January of 2017 I signed both of my children up for the lottery for our local Read more…


When You Move Into An Old House – A True Horror Story

When you move in to a 90 year old house, you’ll love the character and the quirks. And when you love the quirks, you’ll start to notice that some quirks need to be upgraded. So you’ll pick something that needs Read more…


Grow More Food – Part 3

Welcome back!  It’s time for part 3 in my 3-part series of how to grow your own food, how to grow organic food and feed your family on your own mini backyard farm. You can read post 1 and post Read more…


Grow More Food – Part 2

*this post contains an affiliate link. Welcome to the week-long blog series to grow more food in your mini homestead garden through bio intensive methods.  In yesterday’s post I discussed the first two parts, let’s discuss the next three.  As Read more…


How Can I Get The Most Food From My Garden?

…and ere long the most valuable of all arts, will be the art of deriving a comfortable subsistence from the smallest area of soil. No community whose every member possesses this art, can ever be the victim of oppression of Read more…


So You Want to Eat Organic, But It’s Too Expensive?

Maybe you’ve recently had kids and realize you want some better quality edibles for them.  You’ve decided to make your own baby food and organic sounds like something you’d want to try.  Or, you’re interested in changing your diet, maybe Read more…


Renovation Diaries: Kitchen Part 2 | Motivation and Clarity

At my weekly Al-Anon rallies we recite the Serenity Prayer at the beginning and end of each hour. The prayer reminds me that I must not waste energy on things I cannot control; and that I can direct my energy towards Read more…


The Mini Farm Update

Note:  This post is image heavy.   Growing food, in a sense, is supposed to be simple and easy.  For me, it’s my chance to be in the dirt and to get centered.  It’s my escape from the chaos of Read more…


Top 3 Remedies For Estate Sale Winter Withdrawals

It’s the snowiest winter in the Inland Northwest since the 2008/2009 season (according to Inland Northwest Weather Blog) and the 20th worst December since 1892. In December 2008 we got 61.5 inches.  In December 2016 we got 19 inches.  It’s Read more…


Urban Farm Tour 2016 | Watch As We Visit Four Urban Farms in Spokane

Summer 2016: we took an urban farm tour organized by the Master Gardener’s Extension of WSU in Spokane, WA, and learned about urban goats, chickens, market gardens, stacking income funnels, and that even in the summer, under greenhouse plastic, tomatoes Read more…