Author Archives: Erin O'Neill

About Erin O'Neill

Hi, my name is Erin O'Neill. I am a part time urban homesteader and a full time homemaker and new mom. I enjoy canning my own food, crafting, raising chickens and working my bit of land. This blog is for anyone who wants to hear about the day to day struggles and successes of incorporating the old ways of life back into today's busy world.

Michigan

Well we made it. We are now in our new home in Michigan. This home has been in the family for 18 years now, but this is our first time living here. I’ve been letting it as a furnished rental … Continue reading

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Moving

Well folks it’s really happening. In a few days we will be moving. After delays and confusion caused by covid, we are actually on our way. Soon we will be in our new home and can begin to learn the … Continue reading

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It’s Happening

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Homeschooling During Covid

Like many of you parents we are homeschooling here. Or crisis schooling as some aptly call it. We are doing a combination of workbooks, reading, and science at home mixed with some of the work that my daughter’s teachers are … Continue reading

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Lyddie

River and I are about to go outside into our lushly overgrown backyard and I will read to her from the chapter book Lyddie by Katherine Paterson. This book is fantastically written and highlights the difficult working conditions for some … Continue reading

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Covid 19

Hi Everyone, We have been in our home and yard seeing no one but each other for a bit over a week now. I think we are doing pretty well, but some days are definitely hard. We are doing a … Continue reading

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Big Changes

Hello Everyone, We’ve got Life! happening around here. Our family is preparing to move back to our home state of Michigan to the beautiful home we are so lucky to own there. As we prepare for this journey my stepdaughter … Continue reading

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Running Hard

Sometimes when I’m running hard it’s difficult to slow down. Even when I get an off day to relax lately I hit it like a to do list: drink coffee, read a book, watch a show, go outside, do yoga. … Continue reading

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My Makeup Kit

Here’s a glimpse at my natural and long lasting make up kit. I feel like it’s fairly sustainable and a number of the items can be mostly composted when they have finished their life. My make up brushes I got … Continue reading

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Just Right

As I have mentioned before, I’ve spent years now working on simplifying my home and clearing out unneeded items. Marie Kondo says that when you reach your ‘just right’ zone of organization and simplification you’ll know, that you’ll feel it. … Continue reading

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