Oct 182014
 
Waste or Resource? It's All In Where You Put Things

The picture accompanying this post features 3 items that are often treated as waste: grass trimmings, twigs, logs and large tree trimmings. However, when these resources are used effectively, they become valuable homestead resources.
1. Dried Grass Clippings are used…

Oct 162014
 
Twinkies and The Age of Health Food Kids

As I watched a small Toyota van drive by our street, I commented to my daughter, “I love those vans. They’re so small and compact. They look like Twinkies.”
To this, my 9-year-old daughter replied in a disgusted tone, “I…

Oct 162014
 
My Morning Mojo

It’s almost 6 am, and I’ve been up for about an hour working in my yard. The moon is still out, and the day is full of promise and potential. My little one, sensing that I am no longer in…

Oct 022014
 
Tent City USA: A Moving Documentary

Right now I’m watching an eye-opening documentary called Tent City USA on Netflix. Here is the Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/TentCityUsa.
I haven’t finished watching the movie yet, but it has moved me so much that I had to share the experience…

Sep 232014
 
Mental Space, Homesteading, and Boundaries

My goal to build a city homestead for my daughter and I requires a lot of hard work. Whether it’s problem solving, figuring out how to build a system, or carrying out the physical work of homesteading (which, by the…

Sep 202014
 
Homeschool Playgroup Adventure

Homeschool Adventure
This week, Litttle Lotus and I attended an Autumn Equinox Celebration with a homeschool group that we’re members of.
I love being a member of a homeschool group because:
1) It gives my daughter a chance to play…

Aug 102014
 
The Next Frontier: Engineering In The Golden Age Of Green

I’ve just watched an inspiring documentary called The Next Frontier: Engineering The Golden Age Of Green.
The film focuses cities and communities using green technologies to build a sustainable future both environmentally and economically.
The Next Frontier: The Golden Age…