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Properly Improper

October 25, 2009 Kendra 11

Jada has decided that she thinks it’s funny to speak “country”. She’s been using the word “ain’t” for everything… except she hasn’t quite figured out how to use it in the right context. I decided that if she’s going to speak improper grammar, I might as well teach her how to do it properly!

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Dreaming of My Homestead

October 10, 2009 Kendra 19

“I think it’s good for me to write down my aspirations, so I can re-read my goals as time goes along, and remind myself of what we are working towards. Sustainable living. Independence. True Freedom.”

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The Old Chimney’s Story

June 30, 2009 Kendra 11

Though I was uneasy with the men being here, I am glad to know more about this land we live on. And now I have a great story about the old home site to pass on to my kids!

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The Best Way To Catch A Mouse

June 23, 2009 Kendra 8

I’ve tried them all: snap traps, sticky pads, rat poison, electronic devices, and even cats… none of them work with any comparison to this flawless mouse catcher!

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Gun Shots In The Country

March 18, 2009 Kendra 3

“In my neighborhood in California, if you hear gun shots you drop what you’re doing and hit the deck! You run for cover… you call 9-1-1! And I’m sure that would be the case in most places in America. But out here in the country, no, no, it’s a very different story.”

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Our New Home On The Homestead

March 13, 2009 Kendra 52

Last year we bought a horribly trashed foreclosure, and fixed it up over an 8 month period. Here are some “Before” and “After” pictures of the remodel.