Category: Self Reliance

Train Yourself to See in the Dark

By , March 27, 2017

While we use headlamps and other flashlights a lot on the homestead, (see Headlamps: Don’t Leave Home Without Them!) we also practice seeing in the dark. I promote this not only because it’s practical, using less energy, requiring less equipment, but because I believe it’s safer.

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Independence Day Every Day

By , July 5, 2016

Yesterday, on Independence Day, I didn’t spend a lot of time thinking deeply about the meaning of the holiday. Like most other Americans, I was too busy having fun!

In the aftermath, though, home alone while Michelle and Aly return to their work weeks early, I have a little leeway to think about independence, and what it means to us as a family.

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