Reflections on April, 2017

April showers are no match for our homestead endeavors! We made some real progress this month. First and most importantly, we are totally and entirely waterproof! No more buckets to catch drips from the roof. No more hot black roof heating up the house in our long summers. No more flappy, degrading underlayment material up […]

Reflections on October, 2016

October is a second spring in this region. Plants that appeared desiccated to their death have reawakened. Fall rains and cooler temps have granted them new life. So many of the trees we planted in spring were presumed dead after the summer heat, grasshopper pressure, and accidental grazing of the cows. 4 out of 6 […]

Reflections on September, 2016

Delicious tomatoes, the juiciest cantaloupe, and a giant bag of okra kicked off this September of 2016. They didn’t come from our soil of course, but the Lawton Farmer’s Market where I sold a bit of soap and got to chat with like-minded people. I fried those okra in the cast iron over a hot […]