Dec 092014
Everything That is Not Soul

Wild moon woman
You were not made to be tame.
You are an earthquake
Shaking loose
Everything that is not soul.
Shake, woman, shake.
–Alyse Morgan

I’ve always wanted to be the kind of blogger who bares her soul and…

Dec 052014
Nutmeg the Minivan's First Roadtrip

We’ve been offline for a while, and I have so much to catch you all up on!
A couple of weeks ago, Little Lotus and I bought a minivan. We considered buying a small rv, but we opted for a…

Oct 282014
Cut Grass - A Free Neighborhood Resource

As we’ve worked in our city homestead, I’ve begun to understand how abundant our resources are when we value them, organize them, and use them correctly. I am now convinced that there are enough natural resources for everyone on the…

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…