Finding & Using the Perfect Wood Burning Cook Stove

Sooner or later, nearly every homesteader thinks about the possibility of heating and/or cooking with wood. It is certainly more labor intensive than what most modern houses have for heat and cooking. There is nothing in the world quite like the ambient heat coming off a wood stove in wintertime, or the smell of freshly…

A Log Cabin in the Enchanted Forest

For more than 20 years our family has lived in a log cabin in the Wapsipinicon River Valley.  Our small acreage overlooks Buffalo Creek and our neighbors are mostly wildlife and the beautiful woodlands that provide shelter for them. Back when we started, there were few neighbors with most of the large parcels being  being…

Starting Out: Herbalism

Several years ago, I put this information on Ezine articles and also on my blog at fannyfae.com.   Since starting this blog, I felt it important to update a bit of the information – and tailor to fit this blog’s specific focus.  Herbalism was probably the biggest influencer for me to get into the whole mindset…