Is your Homestead Prepared?

Everyone, from individuals to businesses to your homestead, should have an emergency preparedness plan. Don't think you will have any emergency?  Consider items beyond what we normally consider "emergencies" or disasters, like flooding, a hurricane, a tornado, or the like.  The Red Cross has a list of emergencies. Here in the Adirondacks heavy icing can [...]

Coping with RA on the Homestead

I have Rheumatoid arthritis.  I was diagnosed in 2000, but I probably had it long before that.  It flared dramatically after having Lyme's disease. It's difficult working full time with RA, and the homestead work is no exception.  Sore joints in the morning, limited movements, and swollen joints all inhibit what I feel like doing.  [...]

In the Beginning

  Fox Pines Homestead began as an idea - a return to the farm, being close to nature, growing my own food again.  An introduction to a slower life for my family, without the rush of an suburban life.  A chance to slow down and live life again, to enjoy the sunshine, the rain, fog [...]

The Homestead Name

Fox Pines Homestead comes from a combination of things. We're not exactly a farm - no livestock - but more than a house we live in. First, our address is Pines Road - named for all the tall Red Pines that grow in the sandy soil of the area.  Cut them down and in a [...]