Hiking & Homesteading

Maybe I should have titled this “How urban homesteading kind of “ruined” hiking for me”….but then I know, it didn’t. It is simply an extension of my love of nature. Long ago, before I found that walking the cliffs on an island made me…

Hovander Homestead and Tennant Lake

Many years ago, Kirk and I wandered around Hovander Homestead Park and Tennant Lake outside of Bellingham, Wa. Looking back, it was over 11 years ago! I had long wanted to take the boys there, so we took a mini vacation up North, and…

Foraging For Sweetness

As my boys get older, I am teaching them my love of wild foraging. It goes with our mindset on urban homesteading. This lovely lake sits in the middle of town and with our rail to trail, we can walk out our yard and…