Family Well, my Ingrid is 9 days old. Just like peas-porridge-in-the-pot. We are settling in to "new normal." Settling never feels peaceful to me. Settling is transition, and transition for us means chaos. And by chaos, I mostly mean a lot of toddler whining and crying and managing behavior. Fortunately, I've had family and good … Continue reading Homestead Update
It's finally starting to slow down around here, which is great! Because it'll pick up in full force for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Baby #4, New Years, chick brooding, garden planning, and seed starting soon enough! We've really been enjoying the fireplace on chilly evenings. I can't imagine ever getting tired of it. Friday Husband of mine … Continue reading Homestead Updates
Well, I persuaded my husband to light the first fire of the year on Friday evening. It was wonderful. Prior to that I had my minis help me make Swedish meatballs for dinner. Those are the moments I treasure- peacefully functioning and just living life together. I need more of those moments. Sunday I tried … Continue reading Homestead Update
Hey y'all! In honor of our Summer Workshop Series, I designed an exclusive T-shirt. Our love for the Lord and our love of permaculture meet in this punny addition to the Etsy shop. While you're at it, there are less than 12 days to the 1st of our summer workshops on Back to Eden gardening! … Continue reading It is Swale with my Soul!
...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 …
I read an editorial last year about the author's late wife. He was honoring her memory by going over all the many things his lovely bride could accomplish in a single day. It set a goal for me then; to read more, plant more, care more, serve more, give more. what I really wanted was … Continue reading What Do I Do All Day?
We have a whole lot of nothing going on today. By that I mean lots of little mundane things, but nothing truly noteworthy. Our temps are set to warm up pretty quickly so I'll be getting out to prune the apple and nut trees today. Last weekend we made some biochar which I will be … Continue reading Homestead Update
It's that time of year again... my birthday is rapidly approaching. So in honor of getting closer to 30 than 20, I'm reminiscing my earlier 20s and honoring my slipping closer toward middle age (seriously, 30 is middle age,not 50... who expects to live to 100??) with a sale on our Etsy shop! Spend $20, … Continue reading 20% off $20!
Hey All! I put together a digital download of my Prayer Notebook & resources. This bundle includes a nice cover page to insert into a 3 ring binder, Prayer guide (customizable), Scriptures to pray sheet (for writing down specific passages to pray), Prayer requests & Answered Prayers log, as well as a list of my … Continue reading Prayer Notebook Digital Download
I have a few new designs in the ol Etsy shop. The first few were actually inspired by my son's water color painting. I really loved the color composition and I thought, hey, this would look nice on a tote! And a phone case! And a mug! So that's what happened. The other item sprung … Continue reading New Etsy Items