Category: Homesteading

Where There Is No Gym

By , February 16, 2017

This winter, I started a gym routine for myself on the homestead. Why would I do that? Isn’t homesteading enough work?

The truth is, I don’t do that much work around the homestead any more. My job in town takes up a lot of time and energy. Especially in the winter, I’m not here much during daylight hours. Most homestead tasks are easier and safer in the daylight.

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“I Can Touch My Nose!”

By , February 13, 2017

I need to say from the start that I have not injured myself recently!

Before starting The Zeiger Family Homestead Blog in 2009, I wrote a similar blog for about a year. It proved to be a mistake. Nevertheless, I wrote some decent stuff, most of which appeared as earlier posts on this blog. Some of it even made it into my book, Sacred Coffee: A “Homesteader’s” Paradigm.

Some essays never got published, because their timeliness had passed. However, the story below still holds value for those who read this blog for its cautionary homesteading tales. And, it continues to remind me to be careful when doing chores (see Watch for Falling Firewood).

One note: in the years since I wrote the story below, I’ve vacillated on whether or not I broke my nose that day. As I publish this, I’m pretty sure I actually did. Michelle seems to think I did, anyway.

So . . . .

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