Life Lessons

Tomatoes in an uncovered hoophouse.

The garden has been slowly freezing out this week. It’s not unexpected, of course.

Trail through grass and trees.

One advantage to having yaks or other large animals wandering in our woods and pastures is how they cut and maintain walking trails through brush and high grasses.

Truck Deliverying Hay

The day after dealing with a flat tire, I received a more pleasant reminder of how self-sufficiency often involves relying on others. It began with a knock on the door […]

Photo of new tires

My obsession with self-sufficiency often leads me into the trap of thinking I should know how to do everything. And if I don’t know, I should learn how. Then I’m caught off guard by an emergency.