365 Days of Que Sera Serain’ … & some pics from last week

One year ago we left our home in Minneapolis and dove into our new life.

During the year since then, we’ve traveled for four months working and learning on other farms throughout the southern states, and spent 8 months building up our little homestead farm in the sand barrens of Western Wisconsin.

It’s easily been the best – most rewarding, most interesting, most promising, and most exciting – year of our lives, at an age I feared I’d be settling into an increasingly domesticated rut. Living outside my comfort zone – learning skills and approaches that make me acutely aware of how little I know and how much there is to learn – has been humbling and awesome.

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Today, we’re ushering in the new year at Habitable Spaces down in Kingsbury, Texas. It’s been cold and rainy since 2014, although the chill is only by Texas standards – it’s currently 40 here, but only 12 back home on the Que Sehra Farm … I’ll take it .

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bottles awaiting de-labeling, halving, taping, and mortaring into the bottlehouse walls
bottles awaiting de-labeling, halving, taping, and mortaring into the bottlehouse walls

 

testing the new rocket stove (for heating up chicken/duck dunking water)

testing the new rocket stove (for heating up chicken/duck dunking water)

 

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Kristin had some good photos on her phone that didn’t make it into the “Inhabiting the Habitat” post last week, so here some of them are …

scavenging fencing
scavenging fencing

 

the standard rocks here are mostly gorgeous flint
the standard rocks here are mostly gorgeous flint
Mina loves her body inside the warm kitchen and her face out the kitty door
Mina loves her body inside the warm kitchen and her face out the kitty door

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Happy New Year everyone! Life is short and we’re writing our life stories every day – let’s all make this next chapter the best one yet.

One thought on “365 Days of Que Sera Serain’ … & some pics from last week”

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