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Friday, December 5, 2014

This is Modern Homesteading

Check 'em out, folks.


Their YouTube videos are a work of art.


I'll catch up soon...

Until then, Lord willing,


P.S.  Thank you "S" from CT...for your heartfelt letter.  You'll enjoy these videos.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Autumn in the Mitten State

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow...

I wish you a wonderful Autumn, where ever you may be.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Phone Person? Nada, not me.

Anyone that knows me, knows I would live without a phone if possible.

But at this time, it's (an old, dumb phone) still in my life, albeit detested.

This video, from Michigan Snow Pony (Renee)
says it all...

Humorous beyond words.  

Give it a view...I know you will relate!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Homesteading Humor

A "Plain" (Amish) friend of mine calls anything that is good and desirable, 
a "musty", 
a.k.a. "must have"...

Well, this is a video you simply must watch.

It's by Renee (Michigan Snow Pony) who lives a tad further south of us.

She's brilliant, talented, and knows of what she speaks!

I bet you will relate to the content~!


Monday, August 4, 2014

The "Outer" Wee

There are some exciting things coming our way.  

First, our little Wee House is going to become larger.

Although it's not the only small cabin we have on our property...

It is the one that houses our well.

And after last winter's frigid temps, we have decided we need a change.

We will be adding to the Wee, and moving there come winter.

There will be a circular addition, which will include sled dogs...and perhaps chickens.  

Hmmm...interesting concept, to be sure.

It will also have a unique exterior.  

{Can you say Earthship?  Or a variation of such...}

Stay tuned.  

Things are getting exciting around here.

Until next time, Lord willing.


Monday, July 14, 2014


Hey Folks ~

I finally realized we are minimalists.  I'll explain why soon...

I will see more of you in the future, as I *deactivated* my Facebook account.  {...again}  I've taken 30-day, and 90-day breaks in the past.  We'll see what this leads to.

It is my hope that everyone is enjoying summer to the fullest.  August is but a heartbeat away.  We used our wood stove this past week.  Brrr...

See you soon.  Until then, I pray you have blessings in your life.

Aus Liebe,  


Thursday, July 3, 2014

An Amish Summer

It happened slowly.

My life has gone from simple, to simpler.

In the last year I visited my Amish friend each month, sometimes more.  But then, without planning, I started visiting several times a month.

Now...I visit weekly, sharing my week between my rustic lifestyle on our small farm, and traveling to the Amish community I dearly love.

I have met new friends - friends who care deeply about God, family and community.  And me.

I feel so blessed to be able to live and worship among these new friends, living and visiting in their home(s), sharing their meals, assisting in chores and enjoying their company.  They are such a treasure to me, in guiding my walk with the Lord.

This 4th of July I will be with the Amish.  Traveling to a huge Amish Garage Sale with my dear Amish friends.  Later in the evening, I look forward to falling asleep with the sights and sounds of an Amish farm...no fireworks/but the night sky lit by fireflies.  No big bangs/just the whirr of the farm's windmill. The bleat of the sheep, the snort of the content horse as it night grazes.  This is my life.  Farm life.  Amish life.

I'm so fortunate to have a husband who shares me with another world.  It's a world not that different than what we have on our small farm, but the community is strong, and the worship is long and reverent.  I hunger for it - more than food itself.

I've shared so much of their lives.  It's too precious to detail in a public way.

I will continue writing, for now, albeit sparse as I'm not near Internet often.

Until then, find solace in His word.  Jesus loves you.  It's as simple as that...