I am staring at the candlelight flickering as I remember all the analogies I’ve heard of hope being like a light. How it comes on suddenly like a flame bursting forth. How it can come on slowly, from a single flame and grow into a huge fire. But something sparks that light of hope. Many … More The Lights of Hope
Over the past few months, I’ve listened to ladies at the Ladies Homestead Gathering (LHG) talking about their animal lineage, and that it’s important to buy animals from breeders that are certified. I raised my eyebrows silently, and thought that they must have money lying around to buy their animals. Ironically, I used to think … More Lessons Learned- Why Buy Animals from Breeders and Not CL Equivalents
Ladies, do you feel alone as you are walking along the homesteading journey? You can read books about canning, permaculture, beekeeping, etc. or watch YouTube videos about practically anything. But neither of those gives you hands on experience, nor the ability to converse with a person about that topic. Would you like to network with … More Lady homesteaders, do you have a community?
My mouth just dropped open when I saw my last post date. I still cannot believe that I haven’t posted since November! As I was trying to wrap my mind around that fact glaring up at me from my screen, it hit me. Facebook! I have posted a pic with a quick update, or just … More Blogging and FaceBook posting aren’t the same
… Our friend was hurting pretty bad after the roofing day. He rested the following day, and that night we got a phone call that he was heading to the ER. Long story short, he had a major infection in his knee, and wasn’t able to stand for more than a few minutes. He can … More Picture Overview of the Past Few Weeks (continued)
Well, it’s been three and a half weeks! A lot has happened during that time. I could try and write all about the first big snow, putting up the trusses, our friend getting sick in the middle of the project, the fence, the addition starting, or our new LGD (Livestock Guardian Dog). Instead I’ll do … More Picture Overview of the Past Few Weeks
Even though we won’t be posting many edited, full blown Vlogs or Blogs over the next few weeks, we will be taking lots of video footage. We will be posting pics or small video clips uncut on our Facebook pages- either The Wylie Homestead or The Handy Homesteader. We hope you’ll join us there also! … More Shipping Container Shop Framing Starts TODAY!!!
10-20-2017 It’s been 5 full days on our property already! The first day after we moved we ended up planning out how we were going to put a skirting around the RV and more plans for the other buildings, had smores over a small campfire stove(it uses sticks, and is amazing! Yay for gifts your … More The “Other Things” No One Talks About In Homesteading
We are here! We have officially moved! It is wonderful being here, and it is so nice having Tom being able to join us for dinner and bedtime for the kids. He has been driving 3 hours round trip daily, and now we can all be together here! Yesterday afternoon I finally allowed myself to … More We are…now on the property!!!
October 14, 2017