I was having lunch with a friend the other day and she was asking me questions about my chickens. Many of them were things I now am not sure where I learned, but certainly didn’t know prior to starting my homesteading journey. I thought they might be of interest to others so I decided to…… Continue reading Chicken Facts!
I have always been an animal person, everyone in my family is. From 2011 until 2017 I didn’t have any animals, nor did I live with anyone else’s pets. I didn’t really think about it much during that time, but once we moved to our farm and started getting animals it was clear to me…… Continue reading Life without Animals
I wrote this list six months ago when I realized I needed to start thinking about my next move. It is very much still relevant today and there are some aspects I feel even more strongly about. (In case this isn’t clear, I’m currently looking for new opportunities either for full-time or contract work) Position…… Continue reading What I Look for in a Job
I must confess I do not read that many business-focused books. Currently, I’m reading two books about cooking and listening to a sci-fi audiobook (Artemis). I’m typically reading about the US food system, sci-fi or memoirs (especially ones where someone drastically changes their life for a year). Every so often though books outside that genre…… Continue reading The Open Organization Workbook is Released! And I cowrote a chapter!
The second question I’m asked about having a farm after “Where do you find the time?” is “How’d you learn to do X?” Generally, X is often about something related to livestock care, but I also occasionally get questions about gardening or other aspects of farm life. I learn about things the way I assume most…… Continue reading How’d You Learn to do X?
“Where do you find the time?” This is the most common question I get regarding our move to a 24-acre farm 6 months ago. Since I mostly stay put these days I don’t burn a bunch of time in travel or simply the stress of not being home. That gives me quite a lot of…… Continue reading Where do you find the time?
This week I hit a milestone, which for most of the world isn’t much of a milestone at all. I slept in my own bed every night for 3 months straight for the first time since 2009. Unlike the rest of the world in some of my circles of friends, this is an achievement. I…… Continue reading Reflections on Staying Put
Sometimes eating at the Most Basic Ingredient level is simply a matter of planning ahead and preserving. Today around lunch time I was starving and thinking that we didn’t have anything quick and easy in the house. Previously I would have just grabbed a microwave burrito, okay let’s be clear previously last week during lunch.…… Continue reading How’d I do on Lunch?
Basic ingredients don’t have to be in opposition of local ingredients, but lately I’ve been thinking quite a lot about the value of each
The minimum basic ingredient is the most simple piece you can buy to make food. What is at the root of what I am eating?