P.O. Box 903
Mancelona, MI 49659

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No Internet...no fancy phone.

Thursday, January 15, 2015


It's been a while since I highlighted some of the furniture 
handcrafted by Russ.

Here are a few pieces...

 Woven Chair

"Organic" Chair - no nails or screws
Serves as a hat rack too!

Single Size Chair

{...great for the garden!}

Small Bobsled

Bench - no nails, no screws
Pull out coasters!

The above items are for sale, but here's a smattering of things sold or still on our '40.

We love our creature comforts...

Until next time, Lord willing ~ 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Autumn in the Mitten State

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow...

I wish you a wonderful Autumn, where ever you may be.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Homesteading Humor

A "Plain" (Amish) friend of mine calls anything that is good and desirable, 
a "musty", 
a.k.a. "must have"...

Well, this is a video you simply must watch.

It's by Renee (Michigan Snow Pony) who lives a tad further south of us.

She's brilliant, talented, and knows of what she speaks!

I bet you will relate to the content~!


Monday, August 4, 2014

The "Outer" Wee

There are some exciting things coming our way.  

First, our little Wee House is going to become larger.

Although it's not the only small cabin we have on our property...

It is the one that houses our well.

And after last winter's frigid temps, we have decided we need a change.

We will be adding to the Wee, and moving there come winter.

There will be a circular addition, which will include sled dogs...and perhaps chickens.  

Hmmm...interesting concept, to be sure.

It will also have a unique exterior.  

{Can you say Earthship?  Or a variation of such...}

Stay tuned.  

Things are getting exciting around here.

Until next time, Lord willing.


Monday, July 14, 2014


Hey Folks ~

I finally realized we are minimalists.  I'll explain why soon...

I will see more of you in the future, as I *deactivated* my Facebook account.  {...again}  I've taken 30-day, and 90-day breaks in the past.  We'll see what this leads to.

It is my hope that everyone is enjoying summer to the fullest.  August is but a heartbeat away.  We used our wood stove this past week.  Brrr...

See you soon.  Until then, I pray you have blessings in your life.

Aus Liebe,