My blog has been sorrily neglected this past month for a couple of reasons, one being that I was hammered with a wicked flu at the beginning of March, the second (and much more exciting) being that Fabien and I (at this point, health much improved) went on vacation to New Zealand!
Those who dwell among the beauties and the mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
– Rachel Carson
Before Fabien and I were ever in a position to grow our own food, we were very budget-conscious when it came to grocery shopping. Continue reading “You Say Tomato”
Our zucchini harvest last summer was insane and Fabien is in part to thank (blame??) for it! Continue reading “Zucchini-ful Muffins”
Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.
– William Feather
There is nothing I dislike more than collecting dirty eggs covered in chicken turds. Continue reading “Roll Away Nesting Box”
The only subscription that Fabien and I have to anything is Netflix.
The faster we live, the less emotion is left in the world.
The slower we live, the deeper we feel the world around us.
– Stanko Abadzic
It might seem ironic that the first recipe on this blog is completely lacking home-grown ingredients. Continue reading “Our Basic Baguette”
Our 24 chickens live in a rather eclectic area of our farm. Continue reading “Meet the Gang”
The most important consequence of self-sufficiency is freedom.
You can’t become self-sufficient by simply waking up one morning and saying: “Alright, today’s the day!” …though I would say that my own moment of enlightenment happened in roughly the same way.
Food sustains us. Without it we would die. So doesn’t it go without saying that we should know exactly what we’re feeding ourselves? Continue reading “Educate Yourself!”
Of this you can be sure: you do not find the happy life – you make it.
– Thomas S. Monson