We are new to living out of the city . . . to residing so fundamentally amidst primal natural forces that command and carry, that lift and that move us beyond the realm of the living. Of course, even when we were in the city we got a taste of these forces, but we had […]

DIY Death, Food and Farming

October 25, 2021

Homestead Heartbreak :: death in life

There you are in the car . . . Grandma has passed away and you are on your way to her house to gather with family, wash her body, prepare her for vigil. Your 5 year old asks you: How did grandma die? You think back to last week’s post. You have a few immediate […]

Birth & Mothering, DIY Death, Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual

August 9, 2010

How do I talk to my children about death? part 2

Q: How do I talk to my kids about death? I mean how do I even talk to myself about death – especially in front of others? What if I hurt my children by talking about death? or curse them, or frighten them? A: We finally left the Humane Society with a god, I mean, […]

Birth & Mothering, DIY Death, Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual, Uncategorized

April 25, 2010

How do I talk to my children about death?

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