October 21, 2019

During the height of summer this year, our wonderful doe Tater was supplying us with a half gallon of milk a day.  That is excellent milk production for a Nigerian Dwarf, and while it might not seem like huge amount, it is way more milk than a family of two can consume...

I have spent a lot of time the past few months traveling around Maine to promote my new book, So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader?.  This has been a humbling and exciting experience on many fronts.

When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time at local libraries.  I was ho...

March 1, 2019

Among the many projects planned for 2019 is the addition of pigs to our farm.  Last year we had an area of our lower forest logged and we are now looking to get rid of the stumpage and turn that area into fields, orchards, and a small pond.  The first step in that long...

January 18, 2019

Winter weather is a challenge for the farmer, and it's always good to spend some time preparing your homestead before a big storm moves in.  We are expecting up to two feet of snow here this weekend, our first really major storm of the winter.  

When a storm hits,...

January 1, 2019

The New Year, and winter on a farm in general, is the perfect time to reflect on what to do differently, what to improve, and where to grow the farm in 2019.  We had a very busy and accomplishment filled 2018, an extremely exciting year in the development of our farm....

November 7, 2018

IT’S HERE FOLKS!!

How unbelievable is this? I’m holding book No. 2 in my hands. This one was a labor of love, and I really hope you enjoy it. I spent a lot of time agonizing over it, trying to define what it is to be a modern homesteader and what people really need to k...

September 12, 2018

We are starting a seasonal print newsletter!

 This mailing will ship out four times a year, approximately with the seasonal changes.  The print form will, among other perks, allow us to collect several of our favorite things into one place that can be saved as a handy r...

August 27, 2018

Needless to say, it has been a busy summer!  I apologize for not keeping the blog more up-to-date this season, but I've been away from my computer a lot more than usual and very tired by the time I get to relax in the evenings.

Our house build is now in the final stages...

August 2, 2018

Summer on the farm is always busy and 2018 is certainly no exception!  House work is in full swing, and the garden is giving us plenty of bounty to share, cook, and preserve.  While I was not happy about it at the time, I am now glad we chose not to breed the goats and...

July 19, 2018

My new book, So You Want To Be a Modern Homesteader? will be out with New Society Publishers this November.  In anticipation, here are a few guidelines for the would-be homesteader thinking of ‘going rural’.  

Know Your Goal

For every homesteader there is an inspira...

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