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 →

A bit about Gratitude and Love

Many times, either via Twitter or Facebook you will notice that I post inspirational and uplifting posts about Gratitude among other positively charged thoughts or comments.  Of course, I post these inspirational things for those who follow me on social media, but I post them even more as reminders for myself.  You see, though I... Continue Reading →

The Fun Begins

Modern day homesteading is a little different that it was 100 or so years ago.  In today's world, in most cases, you have to purchase the property and then follow specific guidelines set forth by the Parish (the County for those outside Louisiana), especially if you want it to be legal so you don't have... Continue Reading →

Gotta Have Storage

Gotta Have Storage seems to be a mantra when talking about living in a Tiny House.  Well, the same holds true when building one too.  With things at the new homestead moving along faster since just before Thanksgiving we thought it would be a good idea to have some storage onsite.  In fact, I will... Continue Reading →

Being Neighborly

It's been a busy week for both Nathan and me.  We haven't had any time to get out to the property, though we have been organizing, planning, preparing, and researching the things we will need for the build.  Today we decided to take an afternoon drive out to the homestead to check things over and... Continue Reading →

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