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Thursday, October 14, 2021
Monday, October 11, 2021
Sunday, September 5, 2021
It’s a cool start to the day...I can definitely feel fall in the air. I sit here, coffee in hand, in the quiet and wonder what comes next in our world. The past 19/20 months has brought about many challenges for us all. Challenges on many fronts, not just political. The challenges have brought out the best and worst and people. I worry about what our future holds....what will really happen to us all. I sometimes feel all the divide and arguing is taking away from the bigger picture of what really going on...Honestly, I know it is...life is seemingly going on for most people...some however are watching, listening, pondering...trying to make sense of it all...some are staying home, not out of fear but just laying low and paying attention...being mindful of what sources they garner their information...not getting sucked in by this side or that side just simply reading and watching...some have tried to tell others to be watchful without much luck...most simply aren’t ready to hear it...some know it, but seem to be in a huge state of denial or normalcy bias....not much one can do to talk to those types...some just keep to themselves doing what they need to do to stay safe...whatever side of the divide your on...just be ready...prepare now...don’t think you can depend on others in the crisis...now is the time to ready your family....I won’t get into what I think is coming...maybe I will at some point...suffice to say you just need to prepare!
Until next time...
The homestead lady
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
I sit outside most every morning after the chores are done and enjoy my coffee....and think....I think about the state of our country and our world a lot....I think about how we are so connected to our phones, iPads, computers etc...I’m not so different...I blog from my phone!....I’ve pondered lately what would happen if we all suddenly lost our technology....maybe through a grid down situation, or internet crash...any manner of things that could take away our “life line”....I sit out side this morning in the quiet and just looked around...I mean really looked around...paying attention to the sounds, the colors, the smells, the feeling of the sun on my skin, the blue sky....I made it a point to do this....I left my phone in the house this morning....I wanted NO distractions...it was nice....I realized all the things we miss every single day because we are so tied to technology...I was really eye opening to me...people would go crazy in a short period of time these days if we lost phone service, internet, power...I’ve felt that way before when our phone service went down...it really is a good idea to have backup communication for at least your family...I think it’s really time to wean ourselves from our dependence on so much technology...I believe it’s going to be our undoing...lay your phones, iPads, computers aside...go outside....listen...breathe...relax....learn to do this regularly...unplug...things aren’t going to get better anytime soon...learn to be ok without your phone 24/7...figure out a way to communicate with your family if you have no cell phone...let’s get back to the basics...our lives may depend on it! Took this video this morning after my quiet time....total silence except for sounds of nature...I loved it!
Sunday, August 29, 2021
We too make sure we have things we need so we need not venture out in the ice/snow, cold & covid...lol.
The leaves have begun their descent to the ground, lightly dancing in the gentle breeze as they fall...their season has come to an end of providing shade for us, and will now act as a ground cover to help keep delicate plants warm during the cold winter months...
We will soon be chased inside, tucked away quietly enjoying the slumber and slowness that winter seems to bring to the homestead. We will enjoy the winter scents of apple and pumpkin as I bake to bring a bit of comfort in those cold winter days.