Sheri Dixon

Easy as Pie: The Myth of Simple Living

To a generation who grew up on Lassie, Little House on the Prairie, and Green Acres, living a rural, homesteading lifestyle…

3 months ago

Depletion and Abundance: Life on the New Home Front by Sharon Astyk Review

Fine.  I’ll admit it.  This is a book that my husband bought for himself, having become a fan of Sharon…

5 months ago

Living Upscale Downhome

Ya know what I hate? I hate leaving the farm. For almost any reason. Leaving the farm means that I’ve…

7 months ago

Successful Transplants: Uprooting Your Urban Offspring

Every corner has been cut; every quarter has been squeezed.  Diligently, doggedly, sometimes drearily, you and your spouse (if you…

9 months ago

Homeschooling for Homesteaders: The One-room Schoolhouse is Alive and Well

As modern-day homesteaders, we believe from our heads to our hearts that we MUST reject a lot of what is…

9 months ago

For Sale By Owner: Needs a Little Work

The old house crouched in the weeds, summoning as much dignity as it could, missing parts of its roof, some…

9 months ago

Raising Dairy Goats: Personality and Ice Cream on the Homestead

You've got your veggie gardens planted and your free-range chickens are happily scratching around eating their own weight in bugs…

10 months ago

Hair-raising Homestead Haircuts

I'd like you to meet my son.  He's six years old, cute as a bug and smart as a whip. …

1 year ago

Paying Attention: The Most Important Skill on Your Homestead

In the grand scheme of acquiring, establishing, and running your homestead, you will be paying A LOT of people. You’ll…

2 years ago

Don’t Quit Your Day Job – Bringing Home the Bacon So You Can Afford to Feed the Pigs

Dreaming about living in the country is easy, even when you’re not quite there. Rural images ripple unbidden through burbling…

2 years ago

Drawing a Circle in the Sand

The following is a true story.  Names have not been changed to protect the innocent. On a picnic one fine…

2 years ago

Easter Chicks Gone Bad: The Unexpected Menace

They looked innocent enough, like fuzzy giant skittles bouncing around the tub. My friend had purchased colored Easter chicks for…

2 years ago