Worldbuilding Wednesday – Birth – July 12th

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The birth of a child can influence a story and characters in many ways. In places with less medical knowledge, it will be both more mysterious and more dangerous. In a society with more advanced medical care, it will mostly be a safe life event, though complications are always possible.  Continue reading “Worldbuilding Wednesday – Birth – July 12th”

Ruthardt Tiny Homestead – A Down on the (Sub)Urban Farm Road Trip

Not too long ago, in one of the local groups I’m in on Facebook, someone shared about a homestead that was being given away in a contest. Here in Oklahoma.

Yeah, don’t worry, I know what you’re thinking. “That can’t be legit.”

Well, I started poking around. The place in question is the Ruthardt Tiny Homestead, and I’ll be honest as I kept researching and reading up, it really seemed to good to be true in many ways.

As I looked at pictures, and read about their goals and the history of their homestead on their website, I was very close to tears. They have done so much that is what we would love to do. They have enough property for there to be space, but not so much that it would be completely overwhelming.  Continue reading “Ruthardt Tiny Homestead – A Down on the (Sub)Urban Farm Road Trip”