A Homemade Christmas Preparation

What have I been up to? Lots and lots. I've been finishing up a few last minute gifts for friends and family. Many of them I started ages ago and never got the time to complete when the urgency for pre-winter garden prep, goat breeding, and all the other homestead things came up. And now, … Continue reading A Homemade Christmas Preparation

It’s Market Day!

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!

Project Completed: Hoodie Shawl

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

Homestead Update

With my Grandpa here, and his hands refusing idleness, we managed to get the hoop coop finished! It was really neat watching the guys outside working on everything together, teaching my son as they went. And the Chickies love their new, more spacious home. I've been having a BLAST taking advantage of our off week … Continue reading Homestead Update

Small Business Spotlight: The Spinnery Store Dot Com

I have a gem for you all today! But it begins with some bad news. As most of you know, Etsy is an e-commerce marketplace that was begun with small sellers in mind. It used to be the best possible thing for individuals looking to market their vintage or handmade products to a broad audience … Continue reading Small Business Spotlight: The Spinnery Store Dot Com

Holiday Market Preparations

Our MOPs holiday market is scheduled for the 2nd week in November. That means I'm planning and preparing all of my crafting items and seeds to sell. I think my favorite items this year came about out of happenstance. We had odds and ends bits of flooring left over after our Kitchen project. Some of … Continue reading Holiday Market Preparations

Homestead Update

It has been a while, friends! The last 2 weekends in a row, we've had company. Which was nice. But that means that in focusing our efforts on the inside of the house to make it a haven for hospitality, we've been doing the bare minimum outside. My husband spend the day Monday running errands. … Continue reading Homestead Update

Fall/ Winter Projects 2020

This has got to be my favorite time of year because it has all the excitement and novelty of getting out patterns and getting yarn and fabric for all my sewing and fiber crafting projects. My husband teases me for having multiple projects going all at once. And I've learned to just take that in … Continue reading Fall/ Winter Projects 2020

Crafting Projects Fall 2020

In my time of Crocheting- from about 5th grade, with a brief hiatus during my teen years, and then picking up the hooks again after my first child was born, I have not ever made finished anything a garment for myself. Technically, I made an ear warmer headband, and began a scarf. But we all … Continue reading Crafting Projects Fall 2020