I decided to have the kiddos draw names to make gifts for each other this year. I told them they could draw, paint, color, sculpt, sew- whatever they'd like to do. My oldest got my youngest's name and was pondering out loud, "What can I make her that she won't just break?...I got it! A … Continue reading Making Christmas Gifts with the Children: A “Stuffy” Ball
We began this morning with a hearty breakfast of bacon and fried eggs, milk for the kiddos and piping hot coffee for me. After breakfast, we took care of the outside animals, and then set to work in the kitchen. My oldest peeled pears, my 2nd oldest snapped green beans and cold-packed jars, and the … Continue reading A Productive Saturday
I'm an old fashioned kind of person. Speaking of which, I'm in the midst of a hardcore down-scale in my tech consumption. In a confirmation to my already anti-smart phone leanings, I happened to leave my phone at church after small group one night. I was without it the following day and it was one … Continue reading My Holiday Tech- Free Challenge
The last 2.5 weeks have been rough. The whole family cycled through a respiratory illness, followed almost immediately by a gastric illness. And I tell ya what, I'm over the extra laundry and cleaning. The fire cider I made is much appreciated. 👍 On the plus side, I've been able (forced) to rest with my … Continue reading Post-illness comeback
I've found a lovely pattern for baby afghans, and I'm almost addicted to making them! This particular yarn is so bulky soft, it's incredibly warm and snuggly, perfect for baby! Check out the listing in our shop!
We've planned and prepped and today is the day! Somehow I still feel under prepared, but come what may, today is market day! If you're local to East TN, come check out our homestead booth at College Square Mall. We've got complimentary companion planting guides, and lots of info and handmade items. We'll be at … Continue reading It’s Market Day!
Oh friends... So much has been happening on the homestead! Not the least of which has been a yucky cold circulating the family. Thank God for elderberry and astragalus syrup, pink juice, and I've got some fire cider on the docket to complete later this weekend. This is one of our busiest times of year. … Continue reading Homestead Update: Autumn Tasks
Apparently I'm one of those people who can't just follow a pattern. As such, this shawl has morphed through 3 different patterns and designs to become what it is today, an unforseen masterpiece. For starters, I was just going to knit a simple seed stitch shawl. I figured, the yarn was "fancy" enough without my … Continue reading Project Completed: Hoodie Shawl