When Your Patience Is Thin…

I sat at work and just stared at nothing. Truly, I’m sure I looked like a zombie. Dead eyes, expressionless face. I was a sight to see, I imagine. But do you ever have one of those days where you just can’t? That was me today. The last 24 hours or so have been a little crazy. And I was at the end of my rope. Stressed, tired, irritable, frazzled. So…

How to Create a Simple & Relaxing Bedtime Routine

Sleep is so, so important. I’m sure you all know that. But the truth is, most people simply aren’t getting enough. And who can blame them? These days, it seems like there is never enough time to get things done. With a never ending list of to-dos’, many of us sacrifice our precious sleep time to get them done. I know I do, and boy, do I feel run…

Happy Thanksgiving!

From my family to yours, wishing everyone a day filled with gratitude, loved ones, and delicious food. And fab wine, of course. Xoxo…

Finding Happiness in a Bleak World

There are times, more often than I care to admit lately, that I feel overwhelmed. I feel burdened. Ya’ll, the world right now…it feels so heavy. People are angry, hurt, and scared. Divided. They’re struggling through an election that divided the nation long before its’ citizens lined the polls. Though the future has always been uncertain–thus is the way of life–right now…it…

Preparing Your Chickens For Winter

Part of homesteading is having a plan. Anyone who knows me, knows I’m more of an, ah-hem, free spirit. Plans make me feel restricted, man. I like to be fluid, so to speak. But I also know that for the sake of running my homestead, I need solid plans in place to ensure the health and happiness of my animals, and the success of food production on my little urban farm. Alas…

Simple Ways to Celebrate Samhain

Can you feel the energy in the air? It’s a palatable thing, one I feel growing more intense as Samhain looms just around the corner. This time, ya’ll, just resonates somewhere deep inside me. The veil connecting our world and the Otherworld is thinnest, and so, I use this time to honor and connect with my ancestors. In days’ past, death was regarded as a natural part of life, just…