Big Leaf Maple: A Homestead Cornerstone

Big Leaf Maple: A Homestead Cornerstone

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed with an amazing tree that has proven to be one of the cornerstones of our homesteading way of life. The Big Leaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum) towers over the edges of the pastures, casting a deep shade in the summer months...
Renaming a Boat With Neptune’s Blessing

Renaming a Boat With Neptune’s Blessing

It’s quite possible that there are more nautical superstitions than there are nautical facts. With so many unknowns out on the high seas, and with so many variables that a sailor has no control over, it’s natural that we have become prone to grasping at...
Introducing Our New Boat: Dowitcher

Introducing Our New Boat: Dowitcher

Perhaps the excitement of a new boat went to my head just a bit as I began making plans for a journey to the far reaches of the earth in our lovely little Dowitcher.  I apologize if anyone got their hopes up due to my zeal.  Revisions to the journey will include a...
We Bought Us A Boat

We Bought Us A Boat

The high seas beckon once again. Cape Horn, the Southern Ocean, Good Hope, the Somali Coast and the Red Sea…all these once distant dreams are now a real possibility. We are whole again. Our souls fulfilled again. We have bought a boat! I dream of Intrepid...
2014’s Rear View Mirror

2014’s Rear View Mirror

This past year was one of many firsts for us:  first farm, first goats, first pigs, first bacon and cheese making, the list could go on and on. It’s been a year of exploring new dreams, tackling new adventures and getting out of our comfort zone, yet again. 2014...