Archive for December, 2013

Breaking Trail

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

The detritus of projects and the components of dreams lay tucked alongside each other in a delicate, tetris-like, storage system. There are also skis (for Ryan.) And snowshoes (for me). About mid-December, I took my snowshoes out of the shed. They had been …

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A Nebraska farmer files the first homestead claim

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

A farmer named Daniel Freeman submits the first claim under the new Homestead Act for a property near Beatrice, Nebraska. Signed into law in 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln, the Homestead Act essentially legalized the long-standing American practice of …

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Spring Creek Homesteading Update – Workshops & More – Voices of Central Pennsylvania

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
Spring Creek Homesteading Update – Workshops & More
Voices of Central Pennsylvania
Spring Creek Homesteading is offering four workshops this winter. Maximum class size is 10. All classes will be held at 156 West Hamilton Ave. Register by calling 237-0996 or by email. Suggested donations are payable by cash or check on the day of the 

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Do Ducks Wear Jeans?

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

The ducks look sad. Not ‘hey has anyone seen Dudley?’ Sad, but sad nonetheless. Almost Seasonal Affective Disorder S.A.D. Maybe I’m projecting. Maybe I feel guilty about my two week trip to India, then the severe cold snap that led to two things …

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Spring Creek Homesteading Update – Workshops & More

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Spring Creek Homesteading is offering four workshops this winter. Maximum class size is 10. All classes will be held at 156 West Hamilton Ave. Register by calling 237-0996 or by email. Suggested donations are payable by cash or check on the day …

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A Dairy Goat Homestead: Our First Breeding Season Part Two – Homesteading … – Mother Earth News

Monday, December 30th, 2013

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A Dairy Goat Homestead: Our First Breeding Season Part Two – Homesteading
Mother Earth News
Well, it's been a few months since I complained about our woes at the start of our first breeding season. We do not have a buck on our property, and figuring out when my does were in heat proved to be a larger challenge than I originally anticipated

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Tree To Table – Mother Earth News

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Mother Earth News
Tree To Table
Mother Earth News
Few things come with greater satisfaction than going from a dead or dying tree to a nice piece of furniture. After locating a proper fir, spruce or pine tree, cutting it down and cutting it into sections, hauling that tree to where I have set up my

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Shock’s first year as sheriff brings highs, lows – Log Cabin Democrat

Monday, December 30th, 2013
Shock's first year as sheriff brings highs, lows
Log Cabin Democrat
“There were several (decisions) that I struggled with, but they were all made while seeking the best interest of this department, but more importantly for the citizens of Faulkner County,” Shock told the Log Cabin Democrat in January. Shock also said

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Tree To Table

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Few things come with greater satisfaction than going from a dead or dying tree to a nice piece of furniture. After locating a proper fir, spruce or pine tree, cutting it down and cutting it into sections, hauling that tree to where I have set up my Lucas …

Read more here…


A Dairy Goat Homestead: Our First Breeding Season Part Two

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Well, it’s been a few months since I complained about our woes at the start of our first breeding season. We do not have a buck on our property, and figuring out when my does were in heat proved to be a larger challenge than I originally …

Read more here…