Springtime Potager discoveries

With the potager cleaned up, I set to work identifying current plants. There were a few things planted there that I loved, for no particular reason. Some of them include primrose, day lilies, honey suckle, and today I found this beauty... Periwinkle! It's an attractive (though somewhat aggressively spreading) ground-covering ever green. This is the … Continue reading Springtime Potager discoveries

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Coming Soon …

...Nope, I'm not pregnant. I'll clarify... "Coming Soon" is how I announced my 3rd pregnancy. However, I do have a brainchild that will soon be delivered as a new product available in our Etsy shop. I've been incubating the idea of soap making for a few years now. I've been making soap for my family … Continue reading Coming Soon …

Flash Flood Cleanup: Mostly All done!

So God teaches me things about His character through my gardens. It stands to reason, right? What with His originally and intentionally placing His created people in a garden. I believe that's where He could most simply and powerfully reveal Himself to them. Anyway, we had some flash flooding that totally messed up our driveway … Continue reading Flash Flood Cleanup: Mostly All done!

Summer Workshop Series/Social Media Update

Well, I've done it... A friend of mine finally talked me into a Facebook business page for Shaggy Maple Homestead. Never say never, I suppose. In more interesting news, we've been busy planning and organizing for the first of our summer workshops: Back to Eden Basics. You can get tickets and info directly from our … Continue reading Summer Workshop Series/Social Media Update

Sufficient Grace

The past two days have been emotionally charged. My 3-year-old niece, and 4-year-old nephew were riding in the car with their father when they were involved in a head-on collision. Their car was flipped and landed in a ditch. My nephew slept through the entire incident, and praise God, he and his dad were discharged … Continue reading Sufficient Grace

Monday, Fun Day

Okay, so weed-eating and mulching isn't exactly fun... But guys!! Guys!!!! It's practically spring! Look!! The daffodils are blooming! Finally! What feels like a forever-long winter is finally breaking into beauty and new life as Spring makes her long-awaited appearance. Me and the Hubster had a conversation in the car last night. He got me … Continue reading Monday, Fun Day

The Good, The Bad, and the Rainy

This is what our weather forecast is like for the next week (and beyond) Rain, rain, rain, and more rain. To be clear, in East Tennessee, anything higher than 15% chance means, it's gon' rain. So what does that mean? It means every homestead task just got a little (lot) suckier. Chickens still need to … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and the Rainy

Budgeting My Time

Oh boy... Has anyone ever had the experience of sitting down to do your financial budget only to look up crying and ask yourself, "How did this happen!? Where does it all go!?!?" I did that, but not with money. I had this experience with my time. To make a long story slightly less long, … Continue reading Budgeting My Time