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Any blog post about our homestead that doesn't fit into another category goes here.

Two thorny homesteading issues
Posted Mon Nov 17 07:30:10 2014 by Anna
In memory of Janet Williams
Posted Sun Nov 9 07:50:19 2014 by Anna
Stuck truck update
Posted Sat Sep 27 15:10:36 2014 by mark
Pre pulling
Posted Wed Aug 27 15:42:37 2014 by mark
Runaway meatball
Posted Thu Aug 21 15:58:45 2014 by mark
Frozen hindsight
Posted Mon Feb 10 15:52:35 2014 by mark
H2O
Posted Wed Feb 5 16:02:06 2014 by mark
Obvious solutions
Posted Mon Jan 20 16:15:09 2014 by mark
Deeper freeze
Posted Thu Jan 9 08:27:33 2014 by Anna
Coldest night so far
Posted Tue Jan 7 16:02:46 2014 by mark
Calendars 50% off!
Posted Sun Dec 1 08:06:21 2013 by Anna
Truck bed bathtub
Posted Tue Nov 26 15:08:04 2013 by mark
Correction and confusion
Posted Sat Nov 23 14:06:08 2013 by mark
Site maintenance
Posted Sun Nov 17 13:47:43 2013 by Anna
Books scratching at the inside of my eyeballs
Posted Fri Nov 8 07:24:40 2013 by Anna
GFCI outlet failure
Posted Sat Oct 26 15:29:35 2013 by mark
Why you might be better off without toothpaste
Posted Sat Oct 19 08:31:12 2013 by Anna
Sign of the times part 2
Posted Sat Oct 12 17:01:46 2013 by mark
Ultra violet filter installation
Posted Fri Feb 1 16:10:50 2013 by mark
Pump control
Posted Thu Jan 24 16:42:51 2013 by mark
Supply run
Posted Sat Jan 19 18:17:16 2013 by mark
Floating swamp bridge
Posted Thu Jan 17 13:34:15 2013 by mark
PVC load limit
Posted Fri Jan 11 16:27:32 2013 by mark
Pricing a trailer ebook
Posted Sun Dec 9 07:53:27 2012 by Anna
Rubber washer comparison
Posted Tue Nov 27 15:39:55 2012 by mark
Stove repair
Posted Wed Nov 21 17:37:40 2012 by mark
Wood chopping teamwork
Posted Wed Oct 31 15:09:00 2012 by mark
Shovel stretching
Posted Wed Oct 24 16:14:32 2012 by mark
Lower back pain relief
Posted Thu Oct 18 15:13:08 2012 by mark
Cinder block update
Posted Sat Oct 13 13:49:53 2012 by mark
Mother Earth News
Posted Sun Sep 30 16:02:55 2012 by mark
Moving sawdust
Posted Fri Sep 28 16:19:08 2012 by mark
Saw dust delivery
Posted Thu Sep 27 14:50:22 2012 by mark
Mobile home roof extension
Posted Wed Sep 12 16:00:40 2012 by mark
Sliding
Posted Tue Sep 11 15:48:25 2012 by mark
Sign of the times
Posted Sat Sep 1 14:49:20 2012 by mark
Rabbit trapping?
Posted Fri Aug 24 14:51:25 2012 by mark
Helping hand
Posted Thu Aug 23 15:21:37 2012 by mark
Root mass autopsy
Posted Fri Aug 10 16:43:54 2012 by mark
Delivery completion
Posted Tue Jul 31 17:19:01 2012 by mark
Plastic pitcher delivery
Posted Mon Jul 30 16:36:33 2012 by mark
Lay of the land
Posted Wed Jul 18 16:38:48 2012 by mark
Rain and Muck
Posted Fri Jul 13 16:30:38 2012 by mark
Aquaponic trout?
Posted Sun May 13 13:08:10 2012 by mark
Turkey trap
Posted Sun Apr 22 15:57:22 2012 by mark
Barn roof repair update
Posted Sat Apr 7 15:54:57 2012 by mark
Creepy nylon
Posted Mon Apr 2 16:18:58 2012 by mark
Loading up straw bales
Posted Mon Feb 13 16:10:28 2012 by mark
Golf cart road driving
Posted Fri Feb 3 15:44:52 2012 by mark
Barn roof material pick up
Posted Thu Feb 2 16:14:28 2012 by mark
Muck boots-Day 1
Posted Wed Jan 4 16:24:42 2012 by mark
Barn roof repair details
Posted Tue Dec 13 17:02:50 2011 by mark
Windows of opportunity
Posted Wed Dec 7 17:00:41 2011 by mark
Buried
Posted Wed Nov 30 16:57:04 2011 by mark
See your name in print (and win a t-shirt)
Posted Mon Nov 14 07:33:33 2011 by Anna
Neighboring farm for sale
Posted Sat Nov 12 08:02:58 2011 by Anna
The comfortable power of foam
Posted Sun Nov 6 18:25:12 2011 by mark
How to get published in 5 easy steps
Posted Fri Nov 4 08:07:29 2011 by Anna
Cinder block purchasing notes part 2
Posted Sat Oct 29 16:23:51 2011 by mark
Cinder block purchasing notes
Posted Fri Oct 28 16:31:40 2011 by mark
First-Up failure
Posted Wed Oct 26 16:41:39 2011 by mark
Portable Super Winch wiring field notes
Posted Tue Oct 4 16:51:22 2011 by mark
Praying for a snack
Posted Sun Oct 2 17:23:31 2011 by mark
How do you hire a good homesteading helper?
Posted Fri Sep 30 16:16:55 2011 by mark
Hibernation migration
Posted Sun Sep 25 14:35:58 2011 by mark
Winter 2011-2012 Goals
Posted Sun Sep 25 07:57:31 2011 by Anna
Pro Line hip wader field report
Posted Wed Sep 7 16:48:56 2011 by mark
Stuck again
Posted Fri Sep 2 19:06:19 2011 by mark
Identifying original contents of an Intermediate bulk container
Posted Tue Aug 23 14:16:06 2011 by mark
Tanks-a-lot
Posted Sun Aug 21 16:13:16 2011 by mark
A very good day
Posted Thu Aug 18 16:13:46 2011 by mark
Service interruption
Posted Fri Jun 10 08:32:03 2011 by Anna
Memorial Day week heat wave
Posted Thu Jun 2 06:34:30 2011 by Anna
Do you want to be our neighbor?
Posted Wed May 4 11:56:24 2011 by Anna
Best-seller!
Posted Thu Apr 28 11:45:04 2011 by Anna
Migrating to Branchable
Posted Wed Apr 13 11:57:53 2011 by Anna
Ebooks on the way
Posted Tue Apr 12 12:00:50 2011 by Anna
Lunchtime series on vacation
Posted Mon Apr 11 12:00:51 2011 by Anna
Alternative creek crossing
Posted Tue Mar 1 16:12:17 2011 by mark
Microbusiness Independence, second edition
Posted Sat Jan 15 08:48:13 2011 by Anna
Average weather
Posted Thu Jan 13 09:00:26 2011 by Anna
Thaw
Posted Sat Jan 1 08:20:39 2011 by Anna
Snow on snow
Posted Wed Dec 29 08:03:34 2010 by Anna
Home to a frozen farm
Posted Tue Dec 21 08:13:52 2010 by Anna
What to look for in a homestead
Posted Sat Dec 18 06:00:19 2010 by Anna
Deep freeze
Posted Fri Dec 10 08:38:52 2010 by Anna
Walden Effect visitors
Posted Tue Nov 30 09:13:21 2010 by Anna
Wild oyster mushroom notes
Posted Sun Sep 26 16:07:04 2010 by mark
Cinder block mini ford
Posted Sun Aug 22 17:45:40 2010 by mark
Rainy day update
Posted Thu Aug 19 09:41:07 2010 by Anna
Return of the rain
Posted Thu Aug 19 08:02:59 2010 by Anna
How to make and use rags
Posted Thu Aug 12 07:47:38 2010 by Anna
Dry season hauling
Posted Mon Aug 9 07:35:28 2010 by Anna
Stories of permaculture
Posted Sat Aug 7 15:20:28 2010 by mark
Investing for retirement in a recession
Posted Sat Aug 7 08:43:20 2010 by Anna
More off road details
Posted Sat Jul 31 03:48:01 2010 by mark
Off road Festiva
Posted Wed Jul 28 16:28:35 2010 by mark
Walden Effect t-shirt background
Posted Mon Jul 12 19:29:40 2010 by mark
Walden Effect t-shirts (finally) for sale
Posted Sun Jul 11 08:11:11 2010 by Anna
Permaculture interview
Posted Thu Jun 17 16:52:34 2010 by mark
Announcing user pages!
Posted Fri Feb 5 07:32:29 2010 by Anna
Chainsaw clearing
Posted Tue Jan 26 16:33:52 2010 by mark
Farm Goals '10
Posted Fri Jan 22 08:10:55 2010 by Anna
Farm Goals '09
Posted Wed Jan 20 08:30:09 2010 by Anna
Mud chopping
Posted Sun Dec 27 17:00:09 2009 by mark
Demolition
Posted Thu Dec 17 08:42:45 2009 by Anna
DIY golf cart dump box
Posted Sun Dec 13 14:25:59 2009 by mark
We have labels!
Posted Mon Nov 30 16:01:53 2009 by mark
Site updates
Posted Thu Nov 19 07:40:41 2009 by Anna
Golf cart tire traction update
Posted Wed Oct 28 17:00:40 2009 by mark
Golf cart mud traction part 3
Posted Fri Oct 23 17:08:38 2009 by mark
Autumn, then winter
Posted Mon Oct 19 08:33:52 2009 by Anna
Two dog stove and round houses
Posted Tue Oct 13 07:00:10 2009 by Anna
Driving south
Posted Fri Oct 9 08:50:13 2009 by Anna
Wringer washer repair update
Posted Tue Oct 6 15:06:12 2009 by mark
Wringer washer repair notes
Posted Mon Oct 5 17:12:50 2009 by mark
Cooling down and slowing down
Posted Fri Oct 2 07:32:04 2009 by Anna
Foundation leveling
Posted Thu Oct 1 15:53:34 2009 by mark
How to repair a trailer roof leak
Posted Fri Sep 25 17:00:12 2009 by mark
Home made firewood enclosure part 1
Posted Tue Sep 22 16:00:03 2009 by mark
A wedding builds community
Posted Sun Sep 20 07:41:36 2009 by Anna
small spider against big wasp
Posted Fri Sep 18 17:44:53 2009 by mark
Mowing therapy
Posted Thu Sep 17 07:04:57 2009 by Anna
Tractor reality
Posted Tue Sep 15 17:02:52 2009 by mark
Working like a mule
Posted Sun Sep 13 11:12:28 2009 by mark
Forest photos
Posted Sun Sep 13 08:37:47 2009 by Anna
Lengthening shadows
Posted Fri Aug 28 07:55:49 2009 by Anna
Harvest and stream monitoring
Posted Thu Aug 27 07:08:57 2009 by Anna
Signs of fall
Posted Sun Aug 23 08:58:08 2009 by Anna
Decide on long term goals
Posted Wed Aug 12 12:00:25 2009 by Anna
Assess your new homestead
Posted Tue Aug 11 12:00:20 2009 by Anna
Where do I start?
Posted Mon Aug 10 12:36:41 2009 by Anna
Trailer roof repair
Posted Thu Jul 30 19:09:15 2009 by Mark
Y-splitting
Posted Fri Jul 17 19:21:37 2009 by Mark
Discover cards give cash back
Posted Wed Jul 15 12:00:22 2009 by Anna
Cut your own hair and save $500 per year
Posted Tue Jul 14 12:00:32 2009 by Anna
Save a thousand dollars a year with these simple tips
Posted Mon Jul 13 12:00:25 2009 by Anna
Archive update
Posted Wed Jul 1 17:00:23 2009 by Mark
Homesteading freedom
Posted Thu Jun 25 13:08:26 2009 by Anna
Measures of success
Posted Wed Jun 24 11:59:16 2009 by Anna
Toad advice
Posted Tue Jun 23 10:11:46 2009 by Anna
Pause in the pursuit of happiness
Posted Mon Jun 22 11:20:12 2009 by Anna
More Rainy Writing
Posted Thu Jun 18 07:19:44 2009 by Anna
Moving the bathtub
Posted Mon Jun 15 07:37:43 2009 by Anna
Letters from the field
Posted Mon Jun 8 12:01:47 2009 by Anna
Mark on the Radio
Posted Tue May 26 07:35:33 2009 by Anna
Ecotourism
Posted Thu May 14 06:32:03 2009 by Anna
Rising Waters and Bees
Posted Fri May 8 07:45:52 2009 by Anna
Slow Spring Rain
Posted Mon May 4 07:16:25 2009 by Anna
Insect photos
Posted Mon Apr 27 07:54:10 2009 by Anna
Technicalities
Posted Sat Apr 25 07:18:34 2009 by Anna
Signs of Spring
Posted Sun Apr 19 08:18:26 2009 by Anna
Low Cost Housing, Part 5
Posted Fri Apr 17 11:34:02 2009 by Anna
Low Cost Housing, Part 4
Posted Thu Apr 16 11:49:02 2009 by Anna
Low Cost Housing, Part 3
Posted Wed Apr 15 11:20:51 2009 by Anna
Low Cost Housing, Part 2
Posted Tue Apr 14 12:38:28 2009 by Anna
Low Cost Housing, Part 1
Posted Mon Apr 13 11:15:38 2009 by Anna
Home!
Posted Sat Apr 4 19:28:48 2009 by Anna
Hitting the road
Posted Mon Mar 30 08:06:49 2009 by Anna
Drop the Disposables, Part 5
Posted Fri Mar 27 12:03:44 2009 by Anna
Drop the Disposables, Part4
Posted Thu Mar 26 11:15:12 2009 by Brandy
Drop the Disposables, Part 3
Posted Wed Mar 25 11:18:41 2009 by Brandy
Drop the Disposables, Part 2
Posted Tue Mar 24 12:10:44 2009 by Brandy
Drop the Disposables, Part 1
Posted Mon Mar 23 11:56:43 2009 by Brandy
Additional giveaway items
Posted Sat Mar 21 19:31:51 2009 by Mark
Walden Effect Images
Posted Fri Mar 20 07:58:38 2009 by Anna
First Spring Flowers
Posted Tue Mar 17 07:33:52 2009 by Anna
Runaway spring
Posted Sat Mar 14 08:55:51 2009 by Anna
Getting to Know You (Again)
Posted Wed Mar 11 12:05:50 2009 by Anna
Changing hardiness zones
Posted Wed Mar 11 08:48:46 2009 by Anna
Spring Thaw
Posted Sun Mar 8 09:37:34 2009 by Anna
Monday railroad pictures
Posted Mon Mar 2 17:05:11 2009 by Mark
intermittent ignition coil trouble
Posted Wed Feb 18 19:08:49 2009 by Mark
Return to chilly days
Posted Sun Feb 15 10:16:11 2009 by Anna
Farm Tracking 101, Part 5
Posted Fri Feb 13 12:43:59 2009 by Anna
Footbridge first aid part 2
Posted Thu Feb 12 18:06:37 2009 by Mark
Farm Tracking 101, Part 4
Posted Thu Feb 12 13:33:41 2009 by Anna
Farm Tracking 101, Part 3
Posted Wed Feb 11 12:02:55 2009 by Anna
Farm Tracking 101, Part 2
Posted Tue Feb 10 10:20:50 2009 by Anna
Full Moon Photos
Posted Mon Feb 9 20:49:57 2009 by Anna
Farm Tracking 101, Part 1
Posted Mon Feb 9 12:31:15 2009 by Anna
Recovering
Posted Fri Feb 6 08:57:03 2009 by Anna
Patterns in rotting wood
Posted Sat Jan 31 09:27:26 2009 by Anna
Homemade creek crossing
Posted Fri Jan 30 17:50:50 2009 by Mark
The haunted bridge of Dungannon
Posted Wed Jan 28 17:28:38 2009 by Mark
Drought Watch
Posted Wed Jan 28 07:29:50 2009 by Anna
More low budget entertainment
Posted Tue Jan 27 16:32:27 2009 by Mark
Choosing Images
Posted Tue Jan 27 09:18:05 2009 by Anna
Electric transportation update
Posted Mon Jan 26 20:22:38 2009 by Mark
Cookies and milk
Posted Fri Jan 23 20:33:21 2009 by Anna
Can I go back to the land by myself?
Posted Thu Jan 22 08:24:18 2009 by Anna
Operation Golf Cart
Posted Tue Jan 20 08:14:06 2009 by Anna
Pushing and pulling
Posted Mon Jan 19 17:10:16 2009 by Mark
Lisbeth, Food, and Spam
Posted Sun Jan 18 09:59:52 2009 by Anna
Thick Ice
Posted Sat Jan 17 20:39:25 2009 by Mark
Ice world
Posted Sat Jan 17 10:30:04 2009 by Anna
rainwater collection ideas
Posted Thu Jan 15 18:37:35 2009 by Mark
State of the farm report
Posted Mon Jan 12 10:03:56 2009 by Anna
Mud-free path
Posted Sat Jan 10 09:11:25 2009 by Anna
Footbridge
Posted Thu Jan 8 17:59:27 2009 by Mark
Flood: Day two
Posted Thu Jan 8 10:09:47 2009 by Anna
More flooding
Posted Wed Jan 7 10:36:46 2009 by Anna
Tanks a lot
Posted Tue Jan 6 19:31:45 2009 by Mark
New Year Tomato
Posted Thu Jan 1 08:42:30 2009 by Anna
Arcto-Tertiary Forest
Posted Wed Dec 31 08:59:09 2008 by Anna
Monday mailbox view
Posted Mon Dec 29 17:58:25 2008 by Mark
Ditch digging sunday
Posted Sun Dec 28 17:23:28 2008 by Mark
Holiday Humor
Posted Wed Dec 24 19:21:15 2008 by Mark
The future is bright
Posted Tue Dec 23 10:44:33 2008 by Mark
Off to the Court House!
Posted Tue Dec 23 08:05:14 2008 by Anna
Longer Days, Shorter Nights
Posted Mon Dec 22 07:45:05 2008 by Anna
Concrete culvert cabin idea
Posted Fri Dec 19 19:46:13 2008 by Mark
Rainy Writing
Posted Fri Dec 12 08:27:16 2008 by Anna
Prius-like transformation for your car
Posted Sun Dec 7 16:48:05 2008 by Mark
Stream buffer zone removal
Posted Sat Dec 6 15:39:17 2008 by Mark
Supersplitter repair update
Posted Fri Dec 5 20:41:55 2008 by Mark
News bites
Posted Fri Dec 5 08:51:53 2008 by Anna
Irrigation pump tip
Posted Thu Dec 4 20:53:43 2008 by Mark
Day 1 of the rest of my life
Posted Tue Dec 2 07:44:06 2008 by Anna
Winter mud season
Posted Mon Dec 1 08:37:00 2008 by Anna
Low budget mud traction
Posted Sun Nov 30 20:46:29 2008 by Mark
Seeking enlightenment
Posted Wed Nov 26 08:44:19 2008 by Anna
Golf cart flat tire
Posted Mon Nov 24 21:10:43 2008 by Mark
Barkside burning
Posted Sun Nov 23 12:37:09 2008 by Mark
Mystery artifact?
Posted Fri Nov 21 18:02:02 2008 by Mark
Snake bite information
Posted Thu Nov 20 21:04:31 2008 by Mark
Burning practical tips
Posted Tue Nov 18 19:24:38 2008 by Mark
The best type of work glove
Posted Mon Nov 17 18:41:50 2008 by Mark
How to make a low budget garden gate
Posted Sun Nov 16 15:23:59 2008 by Mark
Firewood hauling with the golf cart
Posted Fri Nov 14 19:28:35 2008 by Mark
Late Fall Photo Walk
Posted Fri Nov 14 09:31:06 2008 by Anna
New and Improved Tagging System
Posted Wed Nov 12 20:50:48 2008 by Anna
How to save money on toy shopping
Posted Sat Nov 8 17:45:18 2008 by Mark
Election Day 2008
Posted Tue Nov 4 13:17:05 2008 by Anna
How to stay warm all winter on one log
Posted Wed Oct 29 02:17:51 2008 by Mark
Let it snow!
Posted Tue Oct 28 09:10:35 2008 by Anna
Gratuitous Fall Photos
Posted Fri Oct 10 09:47:04 2008 by Anna
Electrical Locomotion
Posted Thu Oct 9 23:12:54 2008 by Mark
Digging potatoes, hauling gravel
Posted Fri Oct 3 21:10:53 2008 by Anna
Two Years of Change
Posted Fri Sep 26 20:46:11 2008 by Anna


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