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In Response to a Hog Harvest

12.14.2018

We had our first complete hog harvest at the homestead. Read my reflections here.

1,200 Pound of Food for FREE!

11.16.2018

Local generosity, some hard work, and our pasture raised pigs are eating well!

Be Scrappy, Get Hay, Save the Pumpkins

10.28.2018

Huge trailer of hay bales for free!  Pumpkins, for free! See how we did it.

Tour the Homestead on YouTube

10.06.2018

YouTuber’s 180Avg stopped by and filmed their visit. The tour has become their most watched video. Check it out!

I Can Berrily Stand It

08.01.2018

Foraging for berries brings many pleasures.

Pasture Raised Pork for Sale

07.17.2018

Our happy hogs are raised on pasture, reserve yours now! (SOLD OUT)

The Totem Tree at the Yurt

06.17.2018

A totem is a symbol that represents a story. See what this tree means to us.

Homesteading Year One, A Brief Memoir

06.09.2018

It was an eventful first year as homesteaders!

Homestead Heaps to Hugelkultur

05.19.2018

Building a hugelkultur helps us clean up the homestead and get started on our dreams of a food forest.

Meet the Livestock at our Homestead!

04.25.2018

What animals live at White Sky Woods? Find out who’s here and who’s expecting!

Puzzled by Minimalism, Creative Solutions!

03.11.2018

Putting together puzzles is a great pasttime in Winter, but what if you don’t have space?

Projects Reminiscent of Summertime

02.02.2018

Keeping busy with several projects including a family nature journal, a Groundhog Day inspired list. What’s your list include?

Journey Toward Minimalism – Part One

01.21.2018

Our journey toward minimalism has been a long road. Here are some guidelines we follow that help us out.

3 Ways to Warm Yourself in Winter

01.13.2018

It’s -11 degree outside, but we are staying oh so warm. 3 simple ways to stay warm in winter.

Winter Prep Fail Report! (Success Too!)

11.14.2017

It’s okay to winterize after the winter weather arrives, right? What we learned so far in our first year of winter yurt living on the Keweenaw.

Don’t be a Stranger

11.02.2017

Using the word “community” has a whole new meaning to us here at our homestead.

Cleaning up the Homestead

07.23.2017

There were a few scrubby areas around the house, we cleaned up and created brush piles for wildlife.

5 Reasons the Bread Tastes Great!

07.12.2017

In the past I had many failed attempts at homemade bread. What will this try amount to?

Welcome Home! Meet the Flock

07.06.2017

We knew from the start of our homestead plans we would keep chickens for eggs. Our first livestock has arrived to the homestead!

Wild Raspberry Leaf Tea, a Homesteading First

06.16.2017

This week I decided to take my first shot at wild gathering – picking wild raspberry leaves and drying them for tea.

Move (mostly) Complete

06.15.2017

It’s official! We’ve moved from Wisconsin to the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan and are living our homestead dream!

Garden Progress Updates

05.15.2017

Enjoying the challenge and hard work of turning a grassy, shrubby, weedy “field” into a garden is no lie.  Garden update photo gallery!

Occupancy Approval – Yes to Yurt Living

04.29.2017

A big thing happened for us this week. The absolute final inspection to approve our yurt for occupancy took place.

Wood Stove Refurb Project

03.13.2017

Tim turned an old wood stove in need of TLC into a beautiful, new looking stove that’ll burn efficiently while looking good!

10 FREE Ways to be Resourceful and Learn all the Things*!

03.19.2017

I’ve stumbled across many resources to facilitate my desire to learn about Homesteading topics. Here are 10 FREE ways you can too!

A Howling Good Time at CopperDog 150

03.06.2017

CopperDog 150 is an annual Keweenaw tradition for our family!  2017 brought new experiences and great memories!

5 Things We’re Doing for Homesteading Success

02.24.2017

Here is a reflection on the things we’ve been doing to help us learn and prepared for the change to a homesteading life.  These are 5 things that came to mind.

Onward in Life, to the North we Go!

02.15.2017

For our family -our “dream”, our “maybe someday” has arrived!  In 2017 we continue the adventure with a BIG MOVE.