Our New Homestead, July 1, 2011 (or Playing with Technology.)

Last month I found this anonymous quote and I loved it:  “Learn something new, by seeing something old.”  It captured beautifully my oldest dream.

When I was 9 or 10 (covertly reading books found in my brother’s closet, whilst in my brother’s closet) I poured endlessly over the skills outlined in his Cub Scout Handbook.  I longed to be a pioneer or a cowgirl more than anything in the whole, wide world.  I still do.

It’s July first.  I called the power company a couple of weeks ago, and AT&T also,  to request they turn off my service today.  I’m so excited!  It may be 94 degrees outside, but I live in a home that was built 120 years ago,  and I know they didn’t have air conditioning or phones, or internet services and they survived just fine.  How did they do it?~!

“Learn something new, by doing something old.”  My amendment. I feel like I am taking a journey into a whole new land.  Did I mention that I was excited 🙂

Step 1. ( I think:) Throw open all the tall windows and Come Along?  They didn’t build houses with these 12′ ceilings and big windows for nothing.  (Oh yah, and fix those screens, and find that old fly swatter.)

People who’ve tweaked our interest:


Homestead Activities around our Home                  Growing Tobacco

Dandelion Wine making


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mike Ross on March 20, 2013 at 3:00 am

    Heh, dandelions….iffin ya caint beat em….eat em…!


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