I caved. And here's my confession: I'm about to till my no-dig garden. Backstory: I wept the first time I watched the Back to Eden Film with Paul Gautschi. Wept. Because I was overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of his garden and the connectedness he had to God the Father through His creation. Beautiful. So … Continue reading Homesteader Guilt: Tilling My No-Till Garden
Hello there! It's been a hot minute, let me catch you up to speed. We've had oodles of celebration lately. My little (not so little anymore) brother got hitched earlier last week so the kiddos and I traveled north for the ceremony. And wouldn't you know it, it went from sunny and 75°F to 32°F … Continue reading Homestead Update!
Today is my 11th wedding anniversary.As I look at the legacy we are building together, I'm overwhelmed by the beauty of it.Cleaning out our living room, I found a sheet of paper from 2015 before our first child was born, right around our 5th wedding anniversary. On it were written a series of what I … Continue reading 11 Years with my Love
This is a brief one because we're busy busy around here. We're focusing attention on setting up the market garden. We had some compost delivered to speed up our soil ammendment process and we're building up the rows. In between 18" rows, we will have 12" woodchipped paths which will hopefully aid us in cultivation … Continue reading Homestead Update
Hey! A project of mine that I've been working on for over a year is finally complete! You can now get my personal (and therefore favorite) meal planner and grocery list traveler's notebook insert! This planner is designed for Bi-weekly (every two weeks) Meal planning and grocery lists. Easily plan out your meals (dinners) for … Continue reading New Etsy Item!: Meal Planner Digital Download
I got myself a journal for my birthday, and because I'm now more conservative in my use of resources than I was in my 20s, I invested in a leather refillable one. Oh my goodness, the smell of leather, unbleached paper, and fresh ink is unequaled. Nerdiness aside, I had done some deep thinking- something … Continue reading Prayer Journaling
Today was the day. My thirtieth birthday. Wow. Three decades. A drop in the proverbial bucket in view of eternity, but a spanse of seemingly endless years to my children. And admittedly, it feels simultaneously like an eternity and an instant. Today was full of my favorite things. Mostly good food, good smells, good books, … Continue reading The Big 3-0.
I am a connoisseur of fine writing instruments. I collect quills, nibs, inks... My hobby in middle school and high school was dissassembling the various pens my dad would bring home from conferences and study the mechanisms. What made this one write so smoothly? What made this one so satisfying to hold? What made this … Continue reading How My Spiritual Life is Like a Fountain Pen
Today has been a fairly standard day in the life of a homestead family. We (and by we, I mostly mean myself) have gotten into the discipline of purchasing more produce than we need in the gardening off season. What do I mean by that? Just that before we really got into homesteading and knew … Continue reading Homestead Update
I thought I'd share a list of all the stuff I've been able to do with the time I used To spend handwashing my dishes. Some of you may get a kick out of this, others may not. All I'm saying is, give a homesteader 2 extra hours a day, and WATCH OUT! Finish knitting … Continue reading In My Spare Time