Tags archives: farmsteading

Growin' Gold | The Golden Delicious Apple

For months I've been patiently watching yellowish, mottle-skinned fruits swell. Young golden delicious apples bobbing tenuously in the breeze,  testing the strength of my sapling's little bowing branches. The tree, a couple years old now, has survived a transplant from a home I briefly owned and a near girdling winter attack of a winter starved, bark chew[...]

Summer At Stout Grove | Homestead Visit

I have a confession to make. My name is Haynes, and I am homestead groupie. It's true. I attended the Mother Earth News conference. And I bought the t-shirt. I carry on late night strategic planning sessions about how many acres of wood lot would be needed to provide a sustainable source of fuel for wood heating a home year round..... and... I own a 1/[...]

Homesteading Before It Was Cool | Visit Trump-Lilly Farmstead

Tania and I craned our necks over the dashboard of my pickup that I'd pulled over on the shoulder of a 2 way, 1 car width gravel road, and tried to figure out if we were on a driveway, a county road... or a dry creek bed. It was the start of a fairly typical Sunday adventure in the New River Gorge region of Southern West Virginia. We were on the trail of the[...]