March 2016

Frugal Living? Minimalist? Stockpiling?

Frugal Living? Minimalist Lifestyle? Stockpiling? Homesteading? Prepping? Urban Farming? Holy bejeesus there’s a lot of buzzwords out there right now! Almost as many as there are for those diet fads out there now. But what in the hell do any of them even mean? These are my interpretations of each one:

My Simple Chicken Brooder

Social Media Yard Sale Pages! Holy crap do I ever LOVE these things. Here in our area, there are seriously SEVEN of them. Seven in this tiny town! One thing I’ve learned in the process of starting our tiny farm, is before you buy or make, ask on one of those pages!

D.I.Y. Hanging Chicken Feeder

┬áThis was one of the first projects Mr. Smivie and I made after getting our little nuggets. I’d looked and looked at getting a larger hanging feeder at our feed store once the birds started getting bigger, but at the time I just couldn’t swing the $54.99 they wanted for one of the hanging metal […]

Knowing and Accepting Your "Simple" Limits

One of the toughest things for me to accept around here is the fact that things are going to take time. I don’t mind the effort or the work we put into this at all, but I do hate the wait. I hate that there are always going to be things that are going to […]