We have so many hickory trees on our property we're seriously considering cutting some down to use for lumber. However, we also really love that we get a ton of nuts without really having to do anything but gather them. So, that's what we have been up to. The trees are all well established and … Continue reading Hickory Nuts!
Hey all! We've got some new items in our Etsy shop. Check out our handmade wooden drop spindles. They're perfect for spinning raw Angora rabbit fiber, which we also have available, in two quantities: quart, or gallon bags. Exact volume varies. I've made and used these spindles for the last 3 years. They work best … Continue reading New Shop Items!
There is so much going on in our culture regarding sex and gender and identity and any combination of those subjects, that I can't speak to them all here. My primary goal in this post is to speak to the majority of women who are struggling with the typical daily struggles of life as a … Continue reading Female by Design
I foresee this turning into the blog series I never wanted to write. Lessons learned the hard way are never easily shared, and often times painfully remembered. But in resisting the call to teach out of my own mistakes, I have grown dim in my zeal for the Lord. And that is wholly unacceptable. If … Continue reading What Girls Need to Know: Part One
It's a question I get at pretty much every social gathering. It used to give me outrageous social anxiety. Will my abstinence from this food offend the hosts? Will eating this out of politeness result in a month of migraines and gastrointestinal pain and discomfort? (The answer to question 2 is always "yes.") I had … Continue reading But What Can You Eat?
Instruct them to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good reserve for the age to come, so that they may take hold of life that is real. 1 Timothy 6:18-19 HCSB There is a "hoarder" element of the "Prepper" mentality … Continue reading Christian Hospitality: Preparedness
I had been looking for something unique to grow on the homestead. I tried heirloom purple broccolis and cauliflowers to no avail-- cabbage loopers and cutworms destroyed them despite my efforts to save them. The same happened with my cabbages and brussel sprouts. The asparagus didn't turn out either. However-- the luffa gourds took off! … Continue reading Luffa Gourds: Natural Sponges
We spent the morning working outside. My husband hauled mulch while I worked on the weeds in the overgrown potager. As a reminder, it hasn't been under control since we bought the property two years ago. This is what we've gotten done so far: There's still work to be done, obviously, we have some more … Continue reading Potager Progress
We spent the morning working outside. My husband hauled mulch while I worked on the weeds in the overgrown potager. As a reminder, it hasn't been under control since we bought the property two years ago. This is what we've gotten done so far:
Busy busy day! I have some bulk cooking to do today! In addition to today's lovely harvest, I also have a fridge full of tomatoes, and butternut squash that needs to be processed before this holiday weekend gets me too busy to pay mind to it. I get asked a lot how I keep up … Continue reading Today’s Harvest