Permaculture Principle #1. Observe and Interact

Principle Number One: Observe and Interact Have you ever gone on a walk with a young child? They are the epitome of modeling the principle of observing and interacting. They see something that attracts their attention. They stop. They gaze at it, touch it, smell it, hold it. They seek only to engage and understand.As Read more »

Musings of a Havensteader

Okay, so most times you will find my blog revolves around #simplesolutions to creating a havenstead. I’ll share about permaculture ethics and  its guiding principles. I’ll give you some info on herbs–growing, saving, using. And you’ll often find tips or ideas to creating your own havenstead. And then other times you’ll find me day-dreaming on Read more »

Do’s, Don’ts and Doubts of being a Homesteader

I rarely get sick. It just doesn’t happen. Except it did. Headache, sore throat, shivers and the desire to do nothing but stay in bed for two days. And as I always do when I can’t do anything else that I really need to do, I contemplated my life and what I really want from Read more »

Do’s, Don’ts and “Duh’s” of Homesteading

There is a great wealth of knowledge within the homesteading community. Often I’ll see something on someone’s blog or a pinterest picture or even a YouTube video, and say, “What a great idea. I’m doing that.” Unfortunately, I often find that the disclaimer “results not always as shown” should be listed in many of these Read more »

The Waste Less Havensteader

I hate waste. Unfortunately, I’ve been known to find moldy veggies in the bottom of my refrigerator. I used to basically say “ugh” and then ditch it. “Oh well, I’ll do better next time” was my motto. Then I got to thinking. What if every time I threw food away, I marked down the cost Read more »

CREATING A COLORFUL HAVENSTEAD

In many cases, homesteading revolves around outdoor activities such as gardening, raising of livestock, bee-keeping, permaculture, and a list of never-ending chores. However, at the end of the day and after all of your labors, creating a havenstead starts instead your home. Years ago, my career revolved around helping people select the exterior and interior Read more »