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…

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…