New Book, Anniversary and Seeds


New Book

I just purchased two copies of “Modern Homesteading: Rediscovering the American Dream” A Wranglerstar Production, one is for me and the other I will be giving away. I will be sharing the details on how you can win this book in a few days so keep checking in to find out more about that.



I Love You Mary!

The big news for the day is – Today I have been married to my amazing wife for 23 years so no special projects going on around the homestead today. We will be spending time together, going out to eat and just enjoying one another.

I have found her! The Proverbs 31:10-31 woman.

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.
She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar.
She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.
She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.
She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night.
She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.
She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant.
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.



Seeds Seeds Seeds

In other news- Next years garden is on the way! Well the seeds are anyway. Last night I ordered a whole bunch of heirloom seeds for spring from, probably not everything I will end up ordering but it’s a real good start.

Here’s the list of varieties that are on the way:

Hales Best Jumbo Cantaloupe
Honeydew Green Melon
All American Parsnips
Sugar Baby Watermelon
Beefsteak Tomato
Large Red Cherry Tomato
Jack O’Lantern Pumpkin
Little Marvel Peas
Sugar Snap Peas
Black Turtle Beans
Bush Mexican Pinto Beans
Blue Lake Bush Beans
Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans
Golden Bantam Sweet Corn
Early Jalapeno Pepper
Bok Choy Cabbage
California Wonder Bell Pepper
Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce
Parris Island Romaine Lettuce
Ashley Organic Cucumber
Boston Pickling Cucumber
Scarlet Nantes Carrot
Red Cored Chanteney Carrot
Dark Green Zucchini Squash
Yellow Crookneck Squash
Crimson Giant Radish
Martha Washington Asparagus
Siberian Kale
Purple Top White Globe Turnip
Seven Top Turnip
Calibrese Broccoli
Long Island Brussels Sprouts
Snowball Cauliflower
Bloomsdale Spinach
Black Beauty Eggplant
Florida Broadleaf Mustard
Detroit Dark Red Beets
Sweet Spanish Onions
Giant Noble Spinach
Tall Utah Celery
Golden Acre Cabbage
Clemson Spineless Okra
Morris Heading Collards
American Purple Top Rutabaga
Gourmet Leaf Lettuce Blend
Cherry Belle Radish
Organic Hard Red Wheat
Organic Alfalfa
Organic Flax
Ace 55 Tomato
Siberian Dwarf Kale
Provider Bush Beans
Italian Giant Parsley

Is it strange that i’m anxious and excited for spring already?


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I am a husband to Mary and father to three daughters. My family and I are striving to become more self sufficient everyday as we grow our own food and pursue a more natural and organic lifestyle.

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