Posts tagged: time management on a homestead

An Unhurried Sense of Time

By , April 4, 2018

“An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.” —Bonnie Friedman

I saw this quote recently, and it hit home.

I’ve written on the blog before about how much we value unstructured time here on the homestead. We work hard—some days harder than we feel we can manage—but the primary difference is that we do it on our own terms, which most often means our own time.

A recent example of this is the on-going firewood harvest.

leaning tree

The broken tree. Note line of come-along to try to pull it off the supporting branches (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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The Franklin Planner: An Unlikely Homesteading Tool

By , October 25, 2009

Our decision to move to an off-the-grid homestead required answering many questions. Among them: what to take (as little as possible) and what to leave behind (as much as we could). Most questions we answered as a family, but some had to be answered by each individual.

Perhaps my biggest question was whether or not to take my Franklin Planner. Continue reading 'The Franklin Planner: An Unlikely Homesteading Tool'»

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