Dishes piled high in the sink, and a load in the dishwasher. A random load of laundry in the washer…left there forgotten from yesterday. Kids toys all over the house. A toilet that has needed cleaning for…too long. An extra trip to town to grab a forgotten ingredient for dinner. Grabbing take-out way too often, just because life is so… Keep Reading
We did it. We took a big step in homesteading. We butchered our first chicken. Last fall we picked up a few straight run dual-purpose chicks. We got more then we needed to cover any accidental chick deaths, and any “surprise” roosters, which would be destined for the dinner table. We had one chick die, and miraculously, only one of… Keep Reading
Did you know that the “whole” milk you buy at the store isn’t actually whole?? Whole milk is actually about 3-4% milk fat, as opposed to it’s modern sisters 2%, and skim (gag!). So when we started purchasing our raw milk straight from a small family dairy (they have 2 jersey cows in milk!) – we were getting not only “whole”… Keep Reading
Kids and gardening don’t always mix. At least not around here. My littles don’t have the patience for planting our main garden with me (nor I with them sometimes!), and when it comes time to harvest…well, let’s just say they are over eager!! But I still feel it’s important that they share in the wonder of gardening – even… Keep Reading
Baking bread, collecting eggs and acorns, singing songs and painting faces… What’s it all got in common? It’s what a homeschooling day looks like in our house!
It’s startin’ to get chilly around here! With the weather getting colder, that means more indoor playtime at our house. And around here that means playdough! My kids love playdough, don’t yours? I like making my own because it’s so much cheaper then buying it from the store, and it’s a fun thing for the kids to help with too. Plus,… Keep Reading
I seem to have entered into a new phase of unconventionalism (so what if its not a word? just roll with it). It started when I was pregnant and was seen by a midwife and chose natural birth. Then when I exclusively breastfed … and well, you get the picture. We eventually ended up venturing out into this crazy homesteading… Keep Reading