1 Thessalonians 4:11-12Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
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"Post industrialization has led to hectic lives that seem to leave little room for self-sufficiency. Or so it may appear on the surface. What if, instead of sedentary hours in front of the TV, we took back the teachings of our forefathers? Instead of running to the store for ears of corn, or fresh lettuce and tomatoes for a healthy salad, should we shift our priorities back to the soil to provide for our needs?"
Monthly Archives: January 2011
It seems like every spring I run short of cash when it comes to my garden. With seed buying, potting soil, containers, and what ever else happens to come up, I try and look for inexpensive solutions where I can. … Continue reading
My office that is! I finally took a couple days to get my office re-organized so I can use my craft table to start my seedlings on in a few weeks. It didn’t take as long as I expected, only … Continue reading
We are sitting in a deep freeze here in northern New York today. It was 20 below zero this morning – too cold for my blood. I was very happy we were able to stay in our nice warm house. … Continue reading
Homesteading is something that has intrigued me for quite a while now. What is homesteading? According to Wikipedia: “Broadly defined, homesteading is a lifestyle of simple self-sufficiency. As of 2010 the term may apply to anyone who follows the back-to-the-land-movement … Continue reading
Yesterday I posted on my Facebook wall how much I loved sautéed onions that were almost to the point of being burned – but not quite. They are SOOO good and sweet. Well, lo and behold, in an email this … Continue reading
The rain barrel that is. My bigger garden bed is quite a distance from the house, not to mention we are on a well here, so last year watering it was an issue. I put some buckets at the garden … Continue reading