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
Goodbye 2016. Hello 2017. It’s such an inspiring time of year, right? It’s time for some reflection and homesteading goals! This past year was so full of growth for our family. While our homesteading progress was slower then I’d like, we still made a huge garden expansion, and learned so much about Back to Eden gardening (through successes and failures!).
Look at her, all smug up there… Y’all, is it festivus? Because I need to air some grievences about my chickens. When you get them as cute little fluff balls, you’re dreaming of fresh eggs. Things like chicken *%$# on your porch are the furthest thing from your mind… But good gracious…the poo. The chicken poo is everywhere, and it’s… Keep Reading
I took a ride in a ambulance last week. I’m okay now, so don’t worry, but it was an intense and frightening experience for me. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the skilled EMT’s, nurses, and doctors that cared for me that day. (Sidenote: Have you ever had an IV put in by an EMT in an moving ambulance?? They… Keep Reading
We don’t like fake stuff around here. Fake food is definitely a no-no. And the same goes for our Christmas trees. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had an artificial Christmas tree before, but when we moved we decided not to bring it with us.
When it rains…. You learn a lot.
Are you ready for the second installment of the Homesteader Christmas Gift series?? If you missed it, last time I shared my gift list for the ladies. Today I’m rolling out some Christmas gift ideas for the homesteading men in your life. I brought my husband on board to help on this one. With the addition of his… Keep Reading
So, this whole garden thing has been a leeetle rough. I started this fall garden with so much hope for the future! Our spring garden had minimal success, but we did have a small harvest from it of carrots, potatoes, green beans, squash, a watermelon, and a few tiny green tomatoes. Nothing miraculous, but it was something. I tried my… 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