Hello my Friends,
I made some changes to my videos. Most notably, I have changed the name from "Homesteading" to "Little Church on the Prairie". A few reasons for this is I feel that homesteading is so out of our league right now with all the work we are doing in renovations. Although I would love to have TONS of animals and the farm life, I find myself totally dedicated to saving the church and other historical properties in the community.
Thus I think "Little Church on the Prairie" is a far more accurate description. However, I still plan to show lots of survival tips, and our blunders, of living in such a hostile environment. I also would like to show more of how we get resources while being so remote. For the first little while I relied heavily on Amazon Prime. Now I find that I am naturally adjusting, not only my materialistic priorities, but also I am learning to make my own products, salvage by reusing and repurposing, and sharing with others in the community.
In Vlog 20 I really start to realize how nature balances itself out.
One of the things I was most surprised about was how many cats are here. In the City I participated in TNR (Trap Neuter Release Programs) as a form of humane animal control. When I asked our City Works person if there was anything like that here she looked at me like I had three heads. I see now that we need all the wild cats we can get with all the grain fields and crops that cats protect from rodents.
Many of the cats I saw last fall are no longer around and a new generation has come. This was difficult for me as I had always viewed cats as members of the family. Now I have to distinguish between the family cats and the cats that are part of nature and wild life.
Enjoy Vlog 20