August 8, 2013Quick reality check. In case anyone ever happens to look through these posts and think "what a perfect life",...Manijeh began harvesting polypore mushrooms. Polypores have anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, ant-viral,...After an unbelievable amount of internet scouring, hundreds of miles on the odometer, several disappointments...We began making mead using our milk kefir grains. Two more weeks and we should have a tasty summer beverage to...After a few grueling days of work, we're officially on the market. Sad to see all the work done to our little...In order to be approved for an Occupancy Permit, one must show that water is available (and tested) on the...We built our first hugel this weekend. We dug...Sorrel Bear is now 1 year old (almost 13 months). The spring peepers and meadowlarks serenade us as I type....Busy busy! The days are getting cooler and the trees are starting to turn. We had our first mini...In hindsight, our time in the apartment wasn't all that long, but it felt like forever. We...A brief moment for something other than homesteading, permaculture, and family. Shameless self promotion? You...Suggestion: Try every angle of getting a loan on the perfect property with an older manufactured home on it....Wildfires keep cropping up. We, the Appleton Fire Department, recently got paged out at midnight for what was...Home in Washington. Seeing family and old friends is great, but it's a relief to be back in the mountains....Got too many brain cells crowding your noggin? Love apples and a jumbotron hangover? Then applejack is for...On Thursday, Manijeh and Orin stumbled across a cougar in the act of killing two chickens. It slunk away,...In a rare moment of thoughtfulness I photographed the future and the past. This was the view from the...October arrives and we begin preparing beds for the coming spring. Sheet mulching is a great way to take a...