Category Archives: The Country

No Breezes, Just Wind

Wind, wind, wind. Does it ever go away? Whistling through windows, bending trees, rustling leaves, and waving long grasses. It really never stops. At least not on the Trustead. A few days ago, in the nighttime, I was suddenly awakened … Continue reading

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Was This Really Only One Day?

There are only 24 hours in a day. We know this but today it didn’t feel like it. Here’s a glimpse at our wacky, long day. ~Mow, mow, mow. Farmer, Helper and Comedian mowed a ton of the wild area … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Out here in big sky country beauty surrounds us.  Both the sunrise and the sunset were awesome today!  I only caught the sunset though. But it’s not all champagne wishes and caviar dreams here at the Trustead.  We’re redeeming the … Continue reading

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Homemaker Gets Countryfied!

Homemaker gets on the rider for the first time and is luvin’ it. Watch out! Kids follow close behind on their bikes while the wild one gets the grass cut. She’s officially gone country now!

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Perfection is not our Goal

As you may have guessed, we are all about au natural and organic. So when we see this… … we are tempted to be discouraged. Same goes for slow growing plants or finding an animal dead or finding yet another … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs

Living the farm life sure has it’s ups and downs. Let me share some. Up – Rosy our Mouser is very effective at killing moles, mice, and rabbits. She’s so good we have to keep our baby chicks safe from … Continue reading

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Country-Schoolin’ – An Overview

For us, homeschooling in the country has been so much better for us trusteaders. Kids seem to be learning and experiencing so much that is concrete, beneficial and transferable. Though it doesn’t mean books are thrown out the window. Oh … Continue reading

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A Dawn in the Country – A Poem

The majestic lull of the country air Is broken by the rooster’s crow. The dew is fresh upon the lush green grass As restless cattle low. A mottled sky soon appears overhead; Streaks of red, orange, blue and gold — … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting

Homesteading REQUIRES troubleshooting. And often! These days, we are (or have recently been) troubleshooting the following: Chickens for 2017 ~ how many hens do we need for our family’s needs? ~ how many meat chickens do we want? ~ how … Continue reading

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Journeying to the Back of our Property

Farmer, lovingly now called “Cowboy” by Homemaker, strolled to the back of our property with Helper (his idea, of course!) and Athletica. There is always something to learn about this wild land. Here are a couple of videos Farmer took … Continue reading

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