First, my apologies for not having posted any content for a while now. Life just keeps getting in the way and time isn't cooperating., though it rarely does. This weekend we were stuck with an unexpected internet outage caused by "Progress" as new utility poles and streetlights were installed as there have been some big developments in the area over the last month or so.
We began our homesteading journey to become more self-sufficient and to be more independant. During our ongoing journey we realized that there are lots of similarities between homesteading and prepping. Yes, there are those preppers that do go to the extreme with bunkers and enough guns and ammo to equip a small army and originally even I thought that that type of prepper might need to take off their tin foil hats before giving everyone who homesteads/preps a very negative stigma.
Then I began to consider rural, suburban and urban homesteading and prepping and the different needs of the three. An urban homesteader/prepper does not have the same concerns as a rural homesteader/prepper or even a suburban homesteader/prepper. Let's examine some commonalities and differences.
Hello and thanks for dropping by. I had hoped to post this on Friday but I had the bright idea to try out a new photo/video editing program and it was cumbersome and complicated. Yes, it had a lot more features and capabilities than the software I am currently using. In the end, I went back to using the one I am most comfortable with and that fills my basic needs. Sometimes the old saying is right, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Rather than write about the projects we have going on, I figured I'd let the pictures tell the story.
Last week was full of the usual chaos and busy paced. I worked at the Project House Tuesday after getting off an 8 hour shift and before going back to work. Wednesday found me running around and picking up more parts for the rabbitry and chicken coop/run, both of which I should have finished weeks ago. Thursday, I made time to actually work on the coop/run and rabbitry.
Sorry about not posting or tweeting since the middle of last week. For the last few months, at least, I have been burning the candle from both ends and the middle. My roomies and I have been working on some projects here at the house on weekends, I have been helping an elderly friend working on cleaning up and fixing up his property (Project House) two days a week and I am working full time overnights for a large convenience store chain. It just became a bit too much!
Courtney's house is beautiful! Yes, there things that could be improved on and some things that should be eliminated (like the counter in the tiny kitchen). Storage is one of those areas where improvement is required, especially for food storage.
Happy New Year!! We hope everyone had a safe and Happy New Year's Eve/New Year's morning. In yesterday's blog, we covered our 2016 successes and failures. There were some things we did pretty well and, to be honest, lots of areas we still have to improve on Join us today, as we talk about our personal and homesteading goals for 2017.
How'd our year stack up to our goals? 2016 in Review
Wow 2016 is over in a couple of hours and in the books. First, I want to send you all an extreme thanks and appreciation for taking this journey over the last year with me. Hopefully, you have learned something from one of my posts or one of the posts I've shared and that you've modified/improved some of those ideas and made them your own. I want to review our year here and share some things that I've learned along the way. Of course, hind sight is usually 20-20
So much has happened this year and this past month especially...
Wow!! So much has happened at Arid Acres and I need to catch you all up.
First, I want to wish you all joy and peace and to wish you all a Merry Christmas (or whichever Holiday you chose to celebrate) from our homestead to yours.
Yes, that's a lot of stockings- only 4 are for us the other 5 are for our dogs.
November 9, 2016 has brought us a new President Elect in Donald Trump. Whether you supported his candidacy or Hillary's or like me a 3rd Party Candidate, this one is in the books. No amount of hand wringing or caterwauling will change the outcome.
However, that is the only thing that is certain at this point.
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