Rafters and Wrap

Nathan and I have been going out to the homestead to help the progress along every weekend.  We are both so surprised and extremely excited to see the progress happening so quickly.  You can see, in the picture above, we actually have the rafters up. The "barn-style" gambrel roof we chose for our Tiny House... Continue Reading →

And the Progress Continues

It seems like it has taken FOREVER to get this far, but now that Summer is here and the ground is dry, progress is happening at a dizzying pace.  Last time I posted we had just completed the foundation (pictured above).  That has been about three weeks.  Now Alex, our contractor, has made so much... Continue Reading →

Progress…Finally!

So, it has been a while since I have posted on our blog, unfortunately I allowed winter and life to get in the way of posting.  Now that winter is over and life is in perspective, it is time to move forward in so many different ways. First, let me say how grateful Nathan and... Continue Reading →

An Exercise in Patience

It seems that things are brighter during a cold and crisp Winter day.  Though Winter isn’t my favorite time of year, there are certainly aspects of it that intrigue me and that I find beautiful.  On this cold Winter day (yes 20 - 30 degrees is cold for South Louisiana) Nathan and I ventured out... Continue Reading →

Cutting the Cord

Once again, in this post, the Techy Geek in me is working well with the Back to Simplicity Homesteader.  We are not the first ones to cut the proverbial cord and I am sure we will not be the last.  We first started considering getting rid of cable or satellite television services just over 3... Continue Reading →

Homemade Automatic Dishwasher Soap

We experiment a lot with different ways to make commonly used household items more cost effectively, more green & environmentally friendly.  Automatic dishwasher detergent is one of the successful and one of the easier things we have tried.  One of the key ingredients to this detergent is our own homemade coconut oil based soap (recipe... Continue Reading →

Winter Wonderland

Okay, I know ALL of our friends and family who live up North are going to laugh and scoff at us, but it is a Winter Wonderland at The Hennick Homestead this morning.  For South Louisiana, this is no joke.  These pictures are from our current home in Folsom Louisiana.  The new Hennick Homestead is... Continue Reading →

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