Friday, November 1, 2013


If you have not yet seen the link to the right for Modern Homesteading, please check them out.  Their forums have the coolest stuff in them to read and from the nicest people.  They have a section called "Free Printables", that has recipes for doggies treats and laundry stuff among other things.  If you've read any of the stuff I've written, you know I love to make this kind of thing.  I don't have the time I'd like to make as much as I would like, but some of the things I've seen on this site recently have been relatively easy to make and I can tell you I'll be making some of the laundry soaps, whiteners and stain removers just to check them out in the very near future (probably when doing my laundry tonight & tomorrow).  I'll let you know how it goes.  Aside from the "printables", there just some good conversations about everything homesteading, a great topic if you ask me.  They have a blog, a store and numerous stories about several different topics, lots of great things to read.  I wouldn't have their link on my site if they didn't think so:-)  Kinda like my Shopping Place, either I have it or want it (like it), or I won't put it on there.

I could and, in time, will spend some serious hours reading all that's there.   As it is I have to read in small bits but I will get through most of it, no doubt.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

Fall Colors

I'm not real partial to the cold weather, specifically I hate being cold as the cold causes me pain these days, but after seeing the trees in this last week, I'm enjoying the change.  (I guess I'll have to wear another layer of clothes this winter).  In Kansas it's highly unusual that the trees even still have leaves at this time of year. Generally it gets cold, the leaves turn and in a day or so the wind blows so hard the trees lose their leaves.  So really we usually only have fall colored leaves for about 1-2 days.  This year, it's been different.

These are the leaves on the trees in our yard, the yellow one being a Mother's Day present from my son about 20 years ago and the red one being a gift from my mother also about 20 years ago, although the red one had a tough start and is a smaller tree to begin with,


About Me

I'm a country girl working in the city (50 miles/day). I want to learn all I can about how to do for myself. My husband and I dream of a self-reliant homestead where we can live and work together, raising chickens, goats and rabbits, and growing and canning our own food.