Author Archives : Mrs. D

caregiving homesteading

Confessions of an Exhausted, Caregiving, Homesteading Homeschooler


Caregiving can be exhausting. Continuing to lead a frugal, homesteading lifestyle while caregiving sometimes seems impossible. I have a confession to make. I am an exhausted, caregiving, homesteading, homeschooler. Ugh. Seeing it in writing makes me want to take a nap. My dad was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment several years ago. As it has progressed I have moved back…

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today was maytag repairman

Today I was the Maytag Repairman


After our recent unpleasant experience with our Sears protection plan I was glad today that I took our Maytag dishwasher off of it because it was so old and we weren’t using it. So naturally we started using it again and the handle broke. Being disgusted with repair persons in general at the moment, I decided to take matters into…

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homemade washer

Homemade Washer Cleans Up


  No washer, no problem! My homemade washer cleans up for me once again. Homesteading skills are not just for when the SHTF, as they say. They have served me well in the RV and now in the city. Our washer broke down on Saturday. Luckily, I had done my wash on Friday, but my daughter-in-law just started a new…

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urban homestead

Transitions – Brief Update


2017 was a year of transition. We moved to the urban homestead and are no longer on the road full time. I miss it. But the simple life principles I took from the homestead to full-time RVing I have taken with me to the Urban Homestead. I am not using all my simple principles. Just as many as are practical…

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