Thoughts on Holiday Spending

I dig Black Friday sales. And small business Saturdays. And Cyber Mondays. And Giving Tuesdays. All the days. Nothing is more exciting to me than knowing I've been prudent with our family's resources and that I've been diligent in managing and stewarding our finances well! For example, I've got a credit with an online yarn … Continue reading Thoughts on Holiday Spending

Happy 6th Birthday, Boo Bear!

Oh my goodness. The night you were born, I was completely unprepared! You came sooner than expected, and I feel as if that characterizes the majority of our relationship. Your questions take me off guard, and I'm rarely prepared for your big thoughts and poignant comments. Where have the last 6 years flown, my sweet … Continue reading Happy 6th Birthday, Boo Bear!

In Memoriam

My Grandmother passed away Tuesday morning. That is one of the most painful sentences I've ever composed. In reality, I never called her "my grandmother." That is far too stiff and formal. It was always Grandma, Gram, or most often, Maw Maw- which incidentally, were her initials: M-A-W, Mary Alice White. I don't even know … Continue reading In Memoriam

Living Sustainably

Well guys, we've had a time lately. Lots of issues going on with the house and causing structural issues, and lots of resulting water damage. We've lost a lot of clothing, baby/toddler stuff, and lumber we had in our basement - a reminder that we are completely dependent on the Lord to provide for us, … Continue reading Living Sustainably

Homestead Updates: Where have we been!?

Hello friends!! Gosh it's been a while. Let me share a bit about what we've been up to. To start, my husband's been training as a firefighter for the city! It was a job opportunity we prayed over for more than a year, and just when we thought God had closed a door, accepted that … Continue reading Homestead Updates: Where have we been!?

Rabbit Tats

Our TB Tatt tattoo pen arrived last week from all things bunnies! I can do a specific review post about that later. What I wanna talk about today is my system for rabbit record keeping! My oldest and I (he's an ARBA Jr member! ...which mostly means that his membership inspired him to actually want … Continue reading Rabbit Tats

Fermentation Day! And a few updates

If it looks like a mess to you, you would be correct in that assessment. Today is fermentation Day in the kitchen, and it has not been bland or uneventful, in any sense. I've been getting jars of lacto-fermented veggies going. I've got some ACV, cucumber pickles, and curtido going. I also made some spelt … Continue reading Fermentation Day! And a few updates

Hands-on Homesteading Conference

You guys!!! I'm so excited to share this with you! One of the projects I had the privilege to contribute to is finally ready for sharing! The Hands-on Homesteading Conference now has tickets available here. We were one of many homesteading families that had the opportunity to contribute a homestead tour video, explaining what we … Continue reading Hands-on Homesteading Conference

Project Updates and Giveaway Winners!!

Hey friends! We've shared a lot of updates on our farm website! Take a peek at all we've got going on. We'll be drawing 2 more summer workshop series giveaway winners this week on Thursday!! Winner #1 of the herbalism 101 giveaway will receive an herbal tea and salve bundle. Winner #2 of the Relational … Continue reading Project Updates and Giveaway Winners!!