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The Golden Rule of a Minimalist Homestead

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” Wise words from William Morris. This is the mantra that drives the entire vardo project.  I try to keep this in mind … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Ride; Happy Birthday Edward Abbey

Don’t Forget to Enjoy the Ride This is a re-post from last year.  However, I think the message is a strong one and worth think about again. Life is short.  If you’re fortunate enough to live with the means and … Continue reading

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Raised in Primitive Skills

Nota bene! The following ramble was written at three in the morning and may contain sentiment, ramblings, and a bit of opinion. What was intended as a few childhood pictures from primitive technology events ran away with itself in the … Continue reading

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Let Go of the Things that Do Not Matter

“We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.” — Oscar Wilde I’m not one for New Year resolutions.  However, it is a time of reflection and I’m glad for the progress I have made in decluttering … Continue reading

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Perpetual Beginner Mentality

Originally posted on BY MY OWN HANDS:
The following is written for those of you, like myself, who are amature/hobbiest woodworkers. ?We just want to build things with wood and enjoy the process as well as the result. ? In…

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