“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

New Start

raccoon in havahart trap

We are well into 2014 and I’m ready to get back to blogging and documenting/sharing what we are doing again.  In the fall of 2012 I took on a part time job as an adjunct professor teaching an introduction to World Geography online course.  I’ve been teaching 1-2 classes each semester including summers since then (in addition to my full time profession).  This has taken up a lot of my extra time that I was using to focus on the blog.  This might be the last semester for me.  Teaching, though rewarding, just isn’t for me.

During this time, activities on the homestead didn’t stop.  I had many things to share, just not enough time.  I have a revived feeling of excitement to start blogging again and focusing more on building our micro-business from products and services of our homestead.

The photo is a raccoon I trapped recently.  Over the winter we have lost 2 ducks and 1 chicken.  This guy showed up at the chicken coop on the wrong night.  I gave him to a friend who is a trapper.  I included the photo to symbolize how I felt at times (trapped).  I’m glad I was given the opportunity to teach, but in my heart I knew I wanted to be writing on my blog and working more on homestead related activities.