First sips of coffee in the early morning is what I live for some days.
I learned a lot of important lessons when I used to take my backpack full of outdoor gear into the woods and disappear for days. For a short while, that trail became my whole world. It taught me that all we can really do is to put one foot in front of the other. The … Continue reading imperfect steps
“When we say "I love the members of my own family, the people of my own religion or country or color" bias limits our affection. But with proper practice, from an ordinary level of affection we can develop an unbiased universal love, in which we don't care what other people's faith is, their nationality, or … Continue reading Yoga Sangha
My very first batch of piglets have arrived. One recent sunny morning I noticed that my bred gilt, a mutt hog bred to a Large Black Hog/Berkshire boar, was laying down and not getting up for breakfast. Then I noticed a bunch of movement around her. Holy crap, I thought, it has happened. It was … Continue reading Piglets arrive
In 2010 I started my own permaculture based landscaping business, fell in love, started to raise pigs, bought 39 acres in Western Wisconsin, and moved back to the land on my birthday. In 2011 I got married, and began to learn about the realities of being a homesteader. I started to fall in love … Continue reading New life