Nature Notebook

Nature Notebooks.  We have many.  Filled with inspiring photos, sketches, project ideas, observations & dreams that we never want to forget....

This winter we wondered through many properties trying to find just the right land to start our off grid homestead, but over the last six months this eight acre parcel keeps sneaking it's way back into our lives.  We traveled north again last weekend to see how it faired without the thirty six inches of snow, and I'm pleased to say it fits almost all our criteria.  We'll see... and only time will tell.  We're going to wait another month until the ground thaws out completely and venture northward up the highway again to make sure the ground it good and solid {we've walked through a lot of swamps in the last six months}.  Crossing our fingers that all goes well!

{The perfect home for a brood of chickens}

{A little log cabin nestled in among the trees}

{Look at all that room for an orchard and gardens!}

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  1. We have been studying cattails for the past few weeks. Here's what we did and some close-up pictures of "cattail dissection" which we found interesting:

    Harvest Moon by Hand

  2. Beautiful land! Hope you find the perfect place!

  3. Ann, have you tried cooking the roots? I guess you prepare them like a potato. My oldest is going to dig some up as soon as the ground thaws enough:)

    Thanks, Sparklee:) I hope we figure it all out soon. I'm just itching to get the ball rolling~

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