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8 owls blog · 7M ago

Growing a homestead life

Almost seven years ago, when we left the city to start a homestead life, I had such big dreams. Ones that I thought at the time were nice and simple too. I’d been dreaming them for a long ti...
8 owls blog · 8M ago

Farming + Foraging 80+% of our own food for a year (2017 food challenge update)

It’s been almost three months since I first blogged that we were going to food challenge ourselves in 2017 to farm and forage (or trade for diversity or so we can actually like have dinner w...
8 owls blog · 8M ago

Farm shares of education and inspriation

We get asked by new visitors to the farm pretty often, “So, do you sell shares?” I know what they mean, can folks purchase weekly share boxes of the no spray, no till produce we grow here. I...
8 owls blog · 9M ago

Breaking the Forager’s Silence

For four years, folks online have heard from this farmer. I write, I post pics, I share stories about why I wanted to become a woman who farms and how I got organically grown. I’ve talked ab...
8 owls blog · 9M ago

The Eight Owls Experiment

One question that has always been so tricky for us to answer is…. so, what does your farm… sell? What do you actually do? It was hard to answer, because it’s all been an experiment–from the ...
8 owls blog · 9M ago

Growing in common ground

What if we could all change our tiny little corners of the world…. by growing in common ground? Could we rally our troops and fight for peas?  Yesterday morning found me a mess. I’ve been si...
8 owls blog · 10M ago

Making the transition from sorrow to soil

I wonder all the time, if other folks know how often I think about the woman I was… just six years ago. Even though that human is so dang different, than the one they meet now. She feels lik...
8 owls blog · 10M ago

Seeing soil through new eyes

Six and a half years ago–I didn’t think about dirt. Not even a little tiny bit. I thought about the dots per inch in my designs on a computer screen. That 300 pound me thought about food a l...
8 owls blog · 10M ago

Chop wood carry water

For the last few years I find myself chopping a lot of wood. I carry a lot of water. I had no idea when I started doing it that it was part of finding the path to enlightenment. Yet, I’m so ...
8 owls blog · 10M ago

Food challenge 2017 – 2 weeks in!

We proved that we could homestead away depression and 150 pounds for the farmer–and keep it gone for going on three years now and turn her into an inspired permaculture farmer. We proved tha...