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A Year of Picnics


 

The Essential Book of Homesteading


 

QUENCH

 

HANDMADE GATHERINGS

 

A YEAR OF PIES!

 

HOMEMADE LIVING: HOME DAIRY

 

HOMEMADE LIVING: KEEPING BEES

 

HOMEMADE LIVING: CANNING & PRESERVING

 

HOMEMADE LIVING: KEEPING CHICKENS


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Hello friends. I hope that wherever you are, all is calm, all is bright. Because where I am, all is some kinds of wild. I’m on the writing homestretch for the picnic book, I just received a copy of Quench (officially publishing October 21st, which is also Huxley’s 4th birthday!) and am completely smitten with how it turned out (click on the book cover on the top left corner of this page to pre-order, if you’d like!), I’ll be doing a photo shoot on Saturday (if the 80% forecast for rain holds off!), and I’m teaching not just one, but TWO classes this week, including one tonight. Like I said, wild times!

If you’re in the area and interested in learning the basics of keeping a flock of backyard chickens, come on out to AB-Tech tonight. You can find details on the Continuing Education page of the college’s website: www.abtech.edu. Then, Sunday, I’ll be sharing all that I know about getting started with home canning at my dear friend Natalie’s lovely West Asheville urban homesteading supply store, Villagers. A few spots remain, so come on out!

Lastly, I’m prepping for Write: Doe Bay in October. I talked a few posts back about how long I’ve wanted to head to the San Juan Islands. To get to teach there, and in such illustrious company, is a gift beyond measure. Here’s a bit about the event, from the event coordinators:

Write: Doe Bay Fall takes place October 9-12, 2014 at Doe Bay Resort and Retreat on Orcas Island. Write: Doe Bay features returning Best Selling author Claire Bidwell Smith along side New York Times Best Selling Author Jillian Lauren, popular Homemade Living writer Ashley English, and Seattle’s own singer-songwriter Erin Austin of OK Sweetheart.  A very limited number of tickets remain to this always sold out and incredible workshop experience.  Write: a Doe Bay Workshop is more than a writer’s workshop. At Write, narratives stretch across genres and stories unlock as an incredible group dynamic takes hold.  Through shared meals and shared housing, a new vision for a writer’s retreat will take place. Community will flourish, walls will break down and love will flow. At Write Doe Bay, we are all storytellers and we all have a tale to unlock, whichever genre our words choose, and we’ll present the key to unlocking the raw narrative inside. Write: Doe Bay Fall will pair with The Orcas Film Festival (orcasfilmfest.com) to feature a screening of award-winning short films.  At the heart of every great film is a great story, and at the heart of every great story is a powerful narrative.  More information, including a link to Write workshop registration and ticket sales is available at www.writedoebay.com.

Hope to see/meet/greet/hug/chat with you at one of these three events, blog buddies!