How to Make Ear Drops

Shyanne often had ear aches when she was little.  A lot of children do.  Ear infections, ear aches, swimmer’s ear, and in dogs and cats we have yeast infections and ear mites.  One single ear drop can take care of it all. Take 1 clove of garlic (more is not better) sliced in half and…

The Bronco Contract

It is a little known fact that when one enters the world via a hospital in the beautiful Mile High City or surrounds one does so promise to adore and aptly cheer for the Denver Broncos.  It is the escape from the mundane work week and a piece of our genetic makeup.  Its highs and lows…

The Country Spirit

This is the photo that came across my screen the other day!  Her mother caught her in a moment of history in the making. Maryjane has been in love with horses since birth.  If you have been following long you remember my friend, Nancy, who I had many farmgirl adventures with before she passed away. …

A Whir of Creativity

The old clock ticks from the mantle. The tea is ready. The sun is going down in the west through the snow clouds. The light is luminescent and warm despite the chill. I am oddly, most strangely content here. I would never believe it so. A Farmgirl in an apartment? It is as if I…

Dawali and the Reusable Mug

  We stepped into the old stone house, its dark hallways lightened by small windows.  The older man with the white beard welcomed us, tall and Sean Connery-esqe.  He offered us a free farm, his kind eyes gazing softly at us.  We giddily agreed to see this beautiful place that we have dreamed of.  We…

10 Ways to Be Happier

Happiness.  Happiness is one of those things that can elude as quickly as it comes.  Particularly now that seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is settling into our bones and spirits, are there ways to assure happiness?  To establish a sort of hardly wavering inner peace? Here are some things that can be incorporated into our lives…

A Feast for the Senses on an Urban Homestead

I put the kettle on. I am oddly consoled flipping the switch to turn on the fireplace. The sound of the dryer after nine years naught reverberates softly. I sip tea and watch the moon drift silently away above the rose hued mountain top in the early morning dawn. What shall I do now in my…

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Off To the City We Go

  Over the years I have written about how to homestead and I always include those in apartments.  For urban farming is not only possible, but probably easier.  I can still can and preserve.  I will get a plot at the community garden. (I’ll have some community garden plot, eh?!)  I can turn raw milk from a share…