Tag: self-sufficiency

Shrivled Blackberries, Runaway Squash, and Other Garden Failures

Shrivled Blackberries, Runaway Squash, and Other Garden Failures
I’m going to confess to y’all some of my garden failures already this year: For whatever reason, my first round of blackberries from the new bush have shriveled before they could fully fruit (we’ll see how the second round goes). My squash is TAKING OVER. Literally, headed for the hills (a.k.a. the wheat field)…if they... Read more »

How a wanna-be expat in her 20's became a homegrown patriot in her 30's

How a wanna-be expat in her 20's became a homegrown patriot in her 30's
  “You don’t have to agree with your politicians to be a patriot.”  – Corbin O’Brien I write to you today from my humble Wisconsin home, snuggled into a ridge overlooking the shores of Green Bay from the Door Peninsula, surrounded by a patchwork of farm fields and forest. The sight is one of beauty... Read more »

The Effect of an Election on Your Life

The Effect of an Election on Your Life
The election results are in and, starting in January of 2017, Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. Half of the population is elated that things are about to change. And change they will, which is the one outcome I think everyone can agree on. The big argument takes place on... Read more »
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Choosing Self-Sufficiency in A Consumer Society

Choosing Self-Sufficiency in A Consumer Society
Adjusting to my new job has been an interesting process. Even though it was only a couple of months I’d had a completely free and open schedule, in that short period of time I seemed to have forgotten the basics of time management. Until recently I’d found myself scrambling over the past few months to... Read more »