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26 Decisions That Are Incredibly Difficult For Third Culture Kids

“So, where are you from?”

In May 05, 2012

Life In The Prairie States Of America

Although Illinois is officially designated as America’s “Prairie State,” the 11 other States that comprise the region known as the American Heartland can all be officially called prai...

In Apr 05, 2012

Can urban homesteading feed the world ?

Recently I read this article at Grist and while I liked some parts, I disagreed with much. It argued that urban farms and homesteading were unlikely to do much in the quest to feed an...

In Apr 04, 2012

Meet the Sheep

I thought I would take a moment to formally introduce the newest additions to our little homestead. A few months ago, we purchased four Romney ewes (girl sheep). The Romney breed is a...

In Apr 04, 2012

Bed And Breakfast In Iowa

title: What To Expect From Bed & Breakfasts In Iowaimage:

In Apr 04, 2012

Advise for New Homesteaders

The biggest drawback to countrysiders who want to farm these days is the price they have to pay for land. Thirty years ago farms were cheaper, but if you consider the wages in the sou...

In Mar 11, 2012

A Peek Into Fall

I know by the thermometer that summer is still in full swing, but this week we’ve be knee-deep in fall planning. I’ve been trying to figure out what vegetables to plant for fall harve...

In Mar 03, 2012

Babies & Queens (goats)

Babies!! And Queens! We have babies and queens!!

In Mar 03, 2012

Biking Through Iowa’s Rural Areas

Iowa’s rolling hills, prairies, picturesque waterways, gently rolling hills, and lush forests all provide an ideal setting for hiking, jogging, skating, and–most of all–cycling. The s...

In Feb 04, 2012

Building A Portable Chicken House

Oh. My. Goodness.

In Feb 02, 2012