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?"
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Well, as with so many things in my life, good intentions don’t always come to fruition. Life took a drastic turn for us last year with an addition of a family member for a month or so, then the garden … Continue reading
Yes, I finally have my grow light working. Picked up two lights bulbs yesterday at Lowes, put them in and wahlah – they work! As you can see I put my herbs under it already and I think they are … Continue reading
I’m trying to firm up my seed order so I can get it placed, but it’s so overwhelming sometimes when you don’t really know much about the different varieties. I already have quite a few seeds left over from last … 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