Cold Snap

Winter is coming, and that means that life around the off-grid homestead is about to get pretty darn interesting.

Fire Starters In Production

Been a bit of a long day, but my fire steels came in, and I’ve started on my fatwood survival lighter project.

Broke Down

A failing vehicle is one thing, but there is so much more going on here. In short, it was a stressful afternoon.

Fatwood Harvest!!!

I did it. I made it out to the woods today to look for fatwood and make a video about it. I found a treasure.

Why are the City Trees Sick?

Went for a little drive on Thanksgiving to mom’s house. I couldn’t help notice that the trees in here back yard didn’t look right anymore.

Fire Starters and Reversing Instinct

Fat-wood comes in bags filled with little 6 inch sticks. At the start of this winter, I had a handful leftover from last year, but I find myself using them less and less.

Started A New Axe Handle, Out of Oak!

Sorted through my pile of staves today, looking for a good piece to use to cut out a blank for my next axe handle. Since I’ve been cutting planks with the chainsaw, I decided to rip a board out of the stave rather than hacking it down with my hatchet.

Four Little Kittens

After the farmers market two weeks ago, I came home with a litter of baby kittens…