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…

Jun 202014
Our First Muskmelon

Here is a picture of our first fuzzy baby Muskegon. Isn’t it cute?
It’s dusk, and Little Lotus and I are sitting out in our front yard. She is collecting snails from our garden. She’ll observe them for a day,…

Jun 182014
Urban Blight: Blight Of The Spirit

The house in the picture is across the street from our homestead. The yard is often overgrown, and the backyard is littered with garbage.
Last week I saw a beautiful and drunk young woman in a very short skirt go…

Jun 122014
Testing Testing 1 2 3

I’ve decided to start blogging from my smartphone. Since installing our small solar system (more on that later), I can keep our devices charged. My phone is also my most reliable source of Internet. So here is my first mini-post…

May 312013
The Wisdom of The Wind Chime

Things are going beautifully at our little homestead in the city. Little Lotus and I are finding our balance after the challenges we faced over the last few weeks, and blessings are beginning to emerge from the hurdles we have…

Apr 142013
Lessons From The Homestead

At times I am called upon to revisit my purpose for creating our homestead in the city. My reasons were simply these:
1. To create a comfortable place to raise my daughter that filled our needs for shelter and fresh…

Jan 112013
Peeling the Layers of My Heart's Desire

The Layers of My Heart’s Desire
“What do I really want?” This is a question I ask myself regularly. I am of the belief that we can each create the life of our dreams if we are only clear about…