Category Archives: Health

Meal Planning

For years, I have foolishly resisted planning meals ahead of time. My inner three-year-old whined, “but what if I don’t want to have beef stew on Thursday?” Well, too [..]

Dietary Choices, Food, Household, Mental Well-Being, Product Recommendations, Stress, Tips , ,

Two Posts Homestead Geek Readers Might Like

I wrote these over on Homestead Host and thought you guys might be interested, too. They are about soaking and using sourdough to possibly overcome my gluten sensitivity.   [..]

Allergies, Baking, Fermented Foods, Food ,

Hiatus from the World

My retreat from society is very nearly over. When I came up to The Engineir’s family cottage on Lake Huron in mid-December, the sheer, vast expanse of four [..]

Holidays, Knitting, Mental Well-Being, Stress, Wildlife , , , ,

Time Management Tip #2 – Apply Yourself

“Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” ~Swami Sivananda As I was writing the last post, “Stop [..]

Goals, Household, Mental Well-Being, Musing , ,

Time Management Tip #1 – Stop Waiting

Me writing about how to manage your time is a bit like Wile E. Coyote writing about how to catch a roadrunner.   Still, I’ve learned a couple [..]

Crocheting, Food, Mental Well-Being, Tips ,

A Well-Intentioned Lie

So, hi. I know it’s been since spring that I wrote anything here, and for that I apologize. A few of you have left emails and comments asking [..]

Chickens, Cleaning Products, Community, Eggs, Failures, Food, Gardening, Goals, Habits, Household, Lifestyle, Local Farms, Mental Well-Being, Musing, Personal Responsibility, Planning, Stress, Sustainability, Toxins, Vegetarian , , ,

Finding A Sense of Permanence

“Stability” isn’t really a word I’ve had a vast familiarity with since leaving home.  Moving yearly all though college, dragging myself across the country on a snap decision, [..]

Failures, Lifestyle, Mental Well-Being , , , ,

Whatever Shall We Do, Wherever Shall We Go?

For over a year, we’ve been buying our milk through a “herd share,” which, thanks to anti-food-sovereignty legislation (you could say it’s health and safety legislation, but that’s [..]

Chickens, Cow Share, Eggs, Food, Health, Planning, Politics , , , , , , ,

Optimistic Friday

It’s a beautiful day out. I don’t want to talk about how Chickenhead was also killed night before last, or how The Engineir very thoughtfully tried to protect [..]

Chickens, Farmers' Markets, Food, Mental Well-Being, Mom , , , , , , , ,

Natural Heartburn Remedy

I admit to being a science fiction and fantasy nerd. Perhaps not what one might expect as an opener for this post, given the title, but it’s related [..]

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