A Simple, Inexpensive Magnetic Project to-do List for your Home

So much to do and so little time!  I remember reading an article, when I was much younger, that the reason time seems to go faster as we get older is that when we are 6 years old a year is only 1/6 of our entire life.  (Probably more like 1/4 since not many of […]

Why Resilience is Important in Our Lives

When we decided to start this blog it was the result of over 15 years of working to build resiliency into our lives.  Of course we didn’t call it that at first.  We were just called ourselved homemakers and then later in the process homesteaders. Maybe I had a stronger than normal self reliance bent based on years of being being […]

  • Favorite Quotes

    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
    -Robert Heinlein

    One extends one's limits only by exceeding them.
    -Chinese Saying