Most small families are acquainted with the somewhat wholesome fast food known as “The Rotisserie Chicken”. A trip to a shopping mecca for us means a 35-40 mile drive-each way. So we only do the trip twice a month, stocking up very carefully, making 3 or more stops. We have a local small … More
We have had a spate of unseasonably warm weather in the Straw Bale Garden. We now have 18 straw bales in various states of conditioning. I planted some snap peas and Chinese cabbage seed in an inch of refined potting soil on the top of a few of the bales. I also put out some … More
I was a Girl Scout and the Piper was a Boy Scout. We learned so many life skills in those few years! How to safely use a pocket knife, build a fire, follow a map, predict weather, offer respect, administer first aid, set a proper table, and wear a uniform. I was surprised to find … More
There is only one season here at Out To Pasture that seems longer than winter-MUD SEASON!
Our favorite light mud foot wear are these Crocs that do not have holes around the toes.
Deep mud and manure calls for different fashion choices.
I tackled drawing a face this week and learning to use my newest art supply-
Designing with Gelatos Color Kit.… More
The emphasis in that title is “Living”. We can pinch a penny so hard here on The Pasture, that Lincoln will squeal for his mama. But if you take frugal to penurious ( big word that means “given to or marked by extreme stinting frugality”) you will probably become uncomfortable and unsuccessful in … More
There are new ideas every day-every hour-every minute. I pin and read and pin some more. However, how many of those pins just sit there-untried? I have allowed myself to become paralyzed by comparison to what others are accomplishing on their homesteads and in their lives.
We don’t raise our … More
On Fridays I clean out the refrigerator. I take stock of what needs used up and what to share with the girls (the chickens). This week I found the end of the Easter ham, some kinda limp celery, half of a red onion, a chunk of sharp cheddar that swore it was going to start … More
Some delightful goodies got delivered to Out To Pasture the other day-my new journal, a “few” markers, and a lovely coloring book. Yep, a coloring book full of the most incredible nature designs. It is Animal Kingdom, Color Me,Draw Me by Millie Marotta. It is chock full of intricate Zentangle-like drawings ready to … More
Have you ever made a really big mistake, then compounded it by making yet another, even bigger mistake?
Gather around children and I will tell you about the time Mrs. Pickles (that’s me) really, really made her life more difficult.
Back here in the woods we have limited direct sunlight and clay soil full of … More