Tag: homesteading


The Name Of My Land

Trees, sunlight, and shadow in Habdur

The name of my land is Habdur.

In the speech of Habdur
hab dur means welcoming place,
welcoming space,
spacious time,
the inviting present,
the just-right here and now.
As a verb—da hab dur:
to arrive
heeding invitation,
to be born welcome.

In my land
the Habdurrin
—sugar maples …
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The Reimagined Culture Project

garden cart

I'm creating a new, fantastical, and real culture.

I recently bought 10 acres in the northeast of Michigan's lower peninsula. Owning land has opened up many new possibilities for me from both an artistic perspective (landscaping, architecture) and an economic perspective (homesteading, simple living).

My goal for my homestead is …

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Simple DIY Rain Barrel

Quick, simple method for adding a spigot, overflow valve, and screen to convert a standard plastic barrel into a rain barrel.

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Surprise Baby Chicks, part 2

Follow-up on our unauthorized baby chickens. Watch Part 1 here.

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Surprise Baby Chicks, part 1

One of our hens went missing and was presumed dead until, weeks later, we discovered a clutch of Hidden Bonus Chickens! Get a look at the actual chicks here.

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America First

The man in the White House
is building a wall,
closing our borders,
putting America First.

I am putting myself first.
I declare independence.
Among my people
I carve out
my place. Mine.
My land, my time, my art,
my opinion, my religion,
my boundaries.
These are my LEGOs
and …
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