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Trip to the Mennonite Markets

On February 23, 2017

One of the things that I’ve loved about moving to the Ozarks is the abundance of Mennonite businesses throughout the area. I never really understood what they were about until I moved here but they are like the OG of the off grid movement. A lot of them settle in areas with good, fertile land withΒ little to no building codes….

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Garden 2016 Hits & Misses

On December 4, 2016

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I’m a complete newb to gardening so I was surprised with how easy stuff grew here. Bobby and I were gone for almost a month in the summer and I was sure that by the time we came back the garden would be dead. But that wasn’t the case at all! We…

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Updates on the Garden

On May 27, 2016

Β Our little garden is starting to mature! πŸ™‚ We originally had plans for a huge garden, but since we’re new at this, we thought we’d take it slow and build a couple of beds this year and add more beds every year. What’s the rush? Even though now I’m kind of wishing I had just one more bed to grow…

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Getting Down & Dirty with Composting

On November 11, 2015

I’m so excited!!! My compost tumbler just arrived. My love affair with composting was recently sparked after reading “Let it Rot” by Stu Campbell. In it, he says: “giving back to the land is every bit as vital as taking from it. And we have taken too much for too long.”Β  It reminds me of this video, “Man,” that I…

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Planting Tulips this Fall

On October 20, 2015

One thing that always put me in a good mood while living in Chicago was seeing tulips blossoming along Michigan Avenue after those blistering cold winter months. So when I moved to the Ozarks, I knew I’d have to plant these beautiful flowers. If they made me smile in Chicago, surely they’ll make me smile here too. Chicago TulipsΒ photograph by…