Grape Arbor—Some Home Brewing In Mind

Over the long, cold, New York winter we took to learning how to make wine and brew hard cider ourselves. The wine was from a kit, the hard cider from store-bought unfiltered juices. Now that we have a reasonable introductory understanding of both processes, we’ve decided to begin growing our own grapes for the wine fermentation.…

A Day In the Life — Dryer Decay

It’s hard to believe there is time for it, but I actually have a full-time job OTHER than homesteading on Yurtland. Few friends and family realize what I spend my days doing when I’m not tending to ducks, chickens, dogs and cats, wrangling water, cutting down trees, fetching firewood, etc. Well, that is pretty much…

Up to the Loft

With storage in mind, we planned for and constructed a loft above our kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom areas. It’s yet to be fully finished, as other projects seem to continually take priority — the Loveable Loo for example. Although we had originally thought we could have an office or craft area up aloft, for the…