Happy Spring!! Take Two

Wow! It has been a year since our last MDP update. I guess it becomes pretty difficult to keep this site updated when you remove Internet from your world. We decided to challenge ourselves and see if we could survive without Internet to our homestead. I am here to tell you that we all made … Continue reading Happy Spring!! Take Two

Happy Spring!!

Happy Spring!! After a typically cold winter (Note: it is always too cold for me), we at the Modern Day Pioneer homestead have finally had a taste of spring.  The high has been over 40 degrees for five days!  Here is what’s been going on in the homestead over the long winter: MICE!!! Icky little … Continue reading Happy Spring!!

Breadless Bread

I have been conscious of “healthy” food my whole life.  My mother made from scratch and avidly consumed all the available research on food.  So there has always been a voice in my life to tell me that soda is not good for your body and vegetables are.  Therefore, when we discovered that Mr. MDP’s … Continue reading Breadless Bread

Water Heater Havoc

As you have probably assumed, by reading our previous posts, sometimes we take on jobs that would seem out of the ordinary and sometimes overwhelming. The latest project, though not foreseen as being a concern, could be considered one of those that got out of hand. To give you a little back-story, or original water … Continue reading Water Heater Havoc

Coop Update

   Here is the picture heavy update of the chicken coop. We had to break from our current ‘free supplies’ streak to buy some insulation.  Protecting the birdlets from our harsh South Dakota winters is a priority.  It also means that we are getting quite close to moving the stinky little cuties out of the … Continue reading Coop Update

Stewards in the Storm

In our effort to be good stewards, of our money, our time, our family, our earth, there inevitably comes a time when the right thing to do is also the hard thing to do.  A time comes when you have considered, weighed, prayed and researched and there doesn’t seem to be another way.  You just … Continue reading Stewards in the Storm