Category Archives: A-frame in a flood plain: homesteading in unusual circumstances

June 2014: Rain and duck blood

So how do you spend time indoors when it’s too rainy to go out? A) “It’s never too rainy to go out! Let’s find some puddles!” B) “Now I can finish my stack of books and all those leftover hot … Continue reading

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May 2014: Mud harvesters eat dirt cheap

If you’re gonna play in Texas, ya gotta have a fiddle in the band. If you’re gonna play in our neck of the woods, you better like woodland creatures and mud. ‘Cause we’ve got lots of both. Take our neighbors, … Continue reading

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Crazy daze

Amphibious Landing Craft shape? Maybe. I’m just crazy enough to go for it. See, I’m already crazy enough to have another child. Yes, the world is a dangerous place; it won’t get safer if people have smaller families out of … Continue reading

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May, 2014: Life gets messy and 7owm9c##^!bbb;…

Ah, Spring…when a young homeowner’s fancy turns to thoughts of…destroying all the pests that try to invade his house all day long from every direction! (Panting, wheezing) The local woodland creatures seem to find our home an immense source of … Continue reading

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January, 2014: getting jiggly with ice

Imagine Johnny Carson, doing his monologue on the Tonight show: “It was so cold…it was so cold…” “How cold was it?” shouts someone. “It was so cold that my hamstrings jiggled when I scraped the ice off my car because … Continue reading

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December 2013 – January 2014: Seriously? No.

I’m starting out serious because Christmas started serious for me this year. I have never seen Christmas quite this way before. So much was in need of rescue; Jesus came to save us, and I needed to see Him that … Continue reading

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October 2013: Red-neck-ed

Ah thank mah kuhn-tri roots r a’showin’, ah rekkn…shaw ’nuff. (Ahem) Excuse me; I probably don’t sound exactly like the citified, college-educated, academic intellectual you might have been expecting. There’s a reason: location. Actually, several kinds of locations. First, I … Continue reading

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June 11, 2013: Incongruous in Progress

Close your eyes, but hold tight to the rope. Now, jump! Wheeeeeeeee! Keep your eyes closed! Now let go, and reach for the next rope as you fly through the air… Pause. This is where I am headed right now, … Continue reading

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Aug 25, 2013: And the green grass grows all around…everything!

Can you hear it? No, not the dogs howling with the sheriff’s siren every time they think he’s driving by… Nope, not the frog chorus trying to drown (ha, ha) out the insect buzzing… Nah, the storms are over (for … Continue reading

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April 28, 2013: Country Music, Second and Third verses

“Igor! It’s alive!” “OOGGG! ME MAKE FIRE FIRST TIME! WIFE NEVER BELIEVE ME, BUT ASHES TELL TRUE STORY!” Yes, we did actually burn off a huge pile(s) of branches last week, in spite of the gusty winds. The wind, though, … Continue reading

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