The World’s Greatest Off The Grid Writers Cabin – A Photo Tour

I have loved to write all my life.  It started with a journal as a little girl, moving on to poetry and culminating in a career where I wrote all the time in a corporate marketing situation.  But, upon retirement I longed for the days and spaces to write through my own eyes again, not…

Goings On At The Farm For The Week Of Febuary 18th-25th

We are often told by other homesteaders that it is helpful to follow what we are doing on our farm on a weekly basis as it helps others learn the seasonality of things on the farm.  Each week there are things to do that prepare you for the months ahead where there is less and…

Spring Prep – What To Do On Your Homestead This Time Of Year

We blog on homesteading, farm life and all that is necessary to live a self sustaining lifestyle on a small diversfied farm.  Many new homesteaders struggle with all the cycles and to dos each season brings.  And, many new farmers/homesteaders soon realize that due to lack of preparation in January and February, March through June…

My Cover Story Article Can Be Read In Jan/Feb. Addition of Countryside Magazine

I am pleased to share the cover of Countryside Magazine’s Jan/Feb. 2017 addition where I wrote the cover story Igniting The American Homesteading Dream and a follow on case study of a New York State local farm, an interview with the NY Agriculture Commissioner and more.  The research I have done on the millennial movement…

May Farm Update – HiBar Ranch, Farm and Forest

May has been a spectacular month for us at HiBar Ranch, Farm and Forest. First, we opened up the ranch in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, prepping for summer activities there.  The bees in the hives are beginning their early spring foraging and survived a somewhat mild winter.  The woods were traversed to…