First off I have some really exciting news... We FINALLY got the perc test application submitted!!! He said he should be calling on Tuesday to set up an appointment to have the perc test done. Once I have a date set I will have to call and see about renting a backhoe for the day. … Continue reading We miss a day…..
I'm gonna get controversial today, again. I've been feeling really strongly about a few topics lately that are extremely controversial and all rooted in one topic, the misrepresentation of religion. I have to preface this with saying that this is my opinion. It's my interpretation of the topics at hand. You have every right to … Continue reading All We Need Is Love
One of the most important things I find about the homesteading lifestyle is the importance of working together to help each other achieve your goals. I think in life we don't help each other enough, but as a homesteading community altruism is a much more desired trait. There is a lot more trading of goods … Continue reading Living as a Community
Apparently, according to KY state law, you do NOT need an architect or engineer to sign off on house plans. When I was informed of this I was skeptical at first so I actually looked up the building code regulations and by George they were right!! This makes me just a little excited. We are … Continue reading Being Informed is Awesome
This is another "why we do what we do" post. I think these are important to not only educate people but to remind us about the important things in our lives. I am finding that a lot of people who are not familiar with homesteading confuse us with preppers, which can be an easy thing … Continue reading Preppers and me
As of 5 minutes ago our architect has officially backed out. It's not a huge deal, we can now have to find an architect who will agree to modify a set of plans I can get that are in autoCAD. They aren't perfect but with a little modification they can be. These are the plans … Continue reading Ok- now what?
I knew when I started this that I would be sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly. We have been really good with money every since moving. Not to the point where we really have extra, but to the point where we could buy what we needed for life and the house and still … Continue reading Just When You Think it’s Safe
Now that summer has officially hit and we are starting to harvest some of our garden crops I am once again really excited about meal planning. We have been doing really good at planning our meals and staying within a $150 budget for 2 weeks, however.... things are about to get real! We splurged a … Continue reading More meal planning
It's been another long but productive weekend. We got a late start on Saturday (what a shock) because we o to make a screen for the hive before we went down. We didn't get a chance to get to the bee store during the week and they aren't open on Saturdays. It didn't take C … Continue reading There and back again
Tomorrow I am missing 2 funeral services. One is for a woman I used to volunteer for. She was the director of a wildlife center here where I used to volunteer. She was a really amazing woman and someone I really enjoyed working with. The second is a brother of two good friends of mine. … Continue reading Death becomes her