Meditations on Water

We have been under siege by water the past three weeks here at Serenity Cove. It has come in the form of rain, ice, hail, snow, and flood. I’ve quite a bit of time to think while doing chores about water. Yes, we are surrounded on three sides by water, but the shear amount ofContinue reading “Meditations on Water”

Spring Thaw – This Week – 02/21/2021-02/27/2021

Last week it felt like a world of ice and snow had moved into the Cove forever. I wore my flannel lined jeans until they could do chores on their own. I worried over our little kids out in the barn and my older hens. But this week…. This week the spring thaw began. PleaseContinue reading “Spring Thaw – This Week – 02/21/2021-02/27/2021”

Sheep Anatomy and Biology Basics: External – Shepherding Series Installment Three

I originally planned this month’s Shepherding post to be about the vet supplies to keep on hand. However, as I was writing about the topic it became apparent that the subject needs breaking down. Hence, this week is about the basic anatomy and biology of sheep. This foundational post is meant to give you anContinue reading “Sheep Anatomy and Biology Basics: External – Shepherding Series Installment Three”

Housing Sheep – Shepherding Series Installment Two

Welcome back to the shepherding series. Today we are exploring the options for housing sheep. If you would like to watch the accompanying video, please do. There are two common options for where sheep live, at least in most areas. They can either be out on pasture or sleep in a secured barn at nightContinue reading “Housing Sheep – Shepherding Series Installment Two”

Homesteaders Need a Day Off

Gd worked six days and the took a break. No matter if you believe in this story of creation or not, the fact that a rest day is built into an entire culture is pretty amazing. However, on a Homestead or farm it’s very tempting to work seven days a week. Chores like feeding animals,Continue reading “Homesteaders Need a Day Off”

Saying the Final Goodbye

I unexpectedly lost a friend this past week. A very significant friend. She was my meditation partner and best cuddle buddy. I’m talking about my cat. But for those of us who have significant spiritual relationships with animals the loss of an animal friend can be as difficult as the loss of a human relationship.Continue reading “Saying the Final Goodbye”

Mending Clothes – a Forgotten Skill with Global Impact

I recently made a trip to the thrift store to purchase new long sleeved men’s shirts for the winter. I happily found three shirts in like new condition. Two were missing buttons, yet the replacement buttons were still attached at the bottom of the placket. I suspect the missing button may have been the reasonContinue reading “Mending Clothes – a Forgotten Skill with Global Impact”

Be Careful Little Ears

When I began studying other religions in school I came across something rather interesting. Every major religion and the New Age movement has this same basic teaching – be careful little ears what you hear. When a principle is universal even between conflicting spiritual practices we need to pay special attention.

Feeding Sheep – Shepherding Series Installment One

Welcome to the first installment of the Shepherding Series. This series of post and videos is intended to give first time shepherds or those thinking about becoming shepherds an overview on how to care for sheep. To watch the accompanying video, please click here Feeding Sheep Video When I moved to the farm in 2014Continue reading “Feeding Sheep – Shepherding Series Installment One”