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.

Mothering

For me mothering means being responsible every moment of every day. Holding it down non-stop.  As a full time mom I started bearing this responsibility a month before I conceived my daughter and have continued to bear it every day … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers

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Homeschooling For Preschool

This spring we have been focusing in on homeschooling. Next year is kindergarten, and we have to decide whether River will attend school or whether we contine to homeschool. I am leaning toward homeschooling. I feel I need to prove … Continue reading

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Spring Has Started

Here in lovely Portland, Oregon, we are welcoming in spring. It has arrived, with its warm breezes and stronger sunshine. There is still plenty of rain and grey skies, but my eyes are searching out only sun. We want flowers … Continue reading

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Late Winter Pictures

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Hope For The Future

Folks these days are feeling apprehensive about what our future may hold. I find my hope here, among the plants and the people who love the Earth. So long as there are people living, treating the Earth with kindness, respect … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Look at our lovely Christmas gift from Rosie the chicken! Thanks Rosie 💙

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