This page is dedicated to those do-it-yourself folks, who are handy around the homestead, or just want to be.

 Always thought I might like to author a book, one of those dreams that sit on the back burner and never get moved to the front of the stove. When I found a story that really interested me, I did it. Now I encourage everyone, go for your dreams. Even if you only do them on a small scale (you won't save the world, but you can recycle) just do it. Here's a link to my "author's page" at

A hand made simple space (not for everybody).  Find out about this a other tiny homes on the Tiny House Blog listed on our Sites to Visit Page.

 Once somebody was giving away a bunch of old windows.  My dad took them and put them on the ground in front of our house.  Then with paper and pen he made a plan, went to the lumber yard for wood, tar paper, shingles, etc. and spent a couple of weeks pounding and sawing.  Before our very eyes (as if by magic) a porch appeared on the front of our house.  We enjoyed that porch for many years.

 Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.   William Morris

 It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a home-grown tomato.  Lewis Grizzard

I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation. It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green.

Do you think you could live here?  How much stuff would have to go?
There is currently a grass roots movement in the U.S. to embrace tiny homes many of them on wheels so they can travel with a person.  This is a sample on one type.  For a person who wants to live simply and maintain fewer possessions, a large house is no longer necessary.  Most of us won't want to go to a miniscule space like the one pictured here, but we may want to downsize considerably.

 Everyone needs a place to dream of new projects and make a plan.  This looks like a great spot to begin.

 Here's another simple story.  A church in our area met in the local school.  A woman in town left her property to them when she died.  It consisted of two houses and a barn.  The Pastor moved into the house, made the smaller of the two buildings into his office space and the men of the church converted the barn into a church building.  You can still visit it today.  The Chapel, Huntington, Connecticut, USA

 One man's trash is another man's treasure.  What could you create with these items?

 We can't take any credit for our talents.  It's how we use them that counts.  Madeleine L'engle

 Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it;  boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Gothe

 Now how about that organic garden...

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.

Mirabel Osle

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