Saturday, June 20, 2015

Summer Solstice 2015

Sunday the 21st is the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.This means the United States and Europe are experiencing summer, while South America, Africa, and Australia are experiencing the Winter Solstice. What is a Solstice? Well, in the summer it means the longest day of the year (the day with the most sunlight) and the shortest night. Conversely, the Winter Solstice has the shortest days and longest nights. As an American,  it is strange to think of my counterparts in Australia experiencing cold weather while we are sweating our way through the day. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

How to Eat an Elephant

It is finally happening!  That rat-trap of an old trailer is going away! The demolition crew has been out here dismantling it for the last two days. Yesterday I realized they had begun work when they had used a saws-all to remove a window and left it leaning up against the tongue of the trailer. I was even more pleased when I got home from work this evening to see more progress had been made. I figured a photo is worth a thousand words so I snapped a few pics to share.

 If only you could smell this place, you would have a better understanding of how icky this thing is. In fact, I had a wardrobe box that had pillows stuffed in the bottom that I have chosen to burn because the pillows now smell like that trailer and I don't think soap, bleach, and hot water can undo that stink! 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Beauty of Rain in the Morning

I thought I would try to capture the incredible beauty of the rain in the forest this morning. I went to put the dog outside on the zip line and the light from the rising sun lit up the drops of rain on the leaves like diamonds on a movie star walking the red carpet. It is impossible to describe how beautiful the forest is after a night of rain, but I tried desperately to capture the beauty of the moment with my lens. These photos just could not do it, but I am going to share them anyway. Have a Saturday filled with moments of awe and beauty.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Tiny House Homestead Episode #25

Podcast Title: Running Water and Rat Trap Removal!

Podcast Episode 25 Show Notes

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Today I share that Tiny House Homestead has received enough indonations to install the well pump and such to allow for running water for the homestead! I also share about progress made that includes hauling off that old rat-trap of a trailer! Come share the excitement with me! Welcome to Tiny House Homestead!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Green and Lush, Time to Mow

This winter and spring have been amazing. Tons of rain has put a significant dent in Oklahoma's drought and caused my land to become lush and fertile. The forest is dense and the plant growth is astounding. Because I do not yet have a big fancy riding mower with which to tackle these 4 acres, I needed to hire someone to do the job.

Thick and Green Everywhere!

Last year my good friend Sharon and her husband came out with their brush hog and tractor, making short work of this land that had been neglected for so long. However, this year their brush hog is broken and the job can really be done with a standard riding mower anyway.