My newest interest is quilting. I've been making a concentrated effort to learn and master new life-skills that will be beneficial to us on the homestead and that are being lost or dying within my millennial generation. I have enjoyed sewing since I was maybe 7 years old and my grandma gave me a small … Continue reading Mastering a Skill
I'm canning my first batch of garden produce today! The funny part is that it isn't from my garden's produce. And this is a God thing, so let me tell you what happened. June was set to be a rough month for us financially. We had some annual expenses to take care of at our … Continue reading Canning Time!
"...For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light."
What a day! On the docket this week has been our church's vacation Bible school, so my husband and I and the kids are just worn out. My brain is fried, I'm not going to lie. The kids and I slept later than usual this morning- 7:15am! I know, outrageous. So I went to let … Continue reading Chicken Chasing!
Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and incomprehensible things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3 You know how there come those times when everyone in the family has raw nerves and short fuses ignite over the smallest thing? That happened to us Friday. I carefully plan my outings for … Continue reading What We Feed Our Chickens
Welp, it happened. My first bee sting! Not the first ever in my life, just the first from my own bees. My husband and I were out at the hive yesterday evening trying to rectify the free-form comb situation that had developed. We added more frames to give them some space as they've already begun … Continue reading Holistic Bee Sting Care and Treatment
It's been HOT lately. Sakes alive! Average temperature for these parts in May is around 71°F and we've been hitting 90°F or so the last couple days. As such, it's been uncomfortable for the season, and none of my troop has much of an appetite. I've been cooking mostly outside so as to keep the … Continue reading Carolina Snowballs in Tennessee
"Know well the condition of your flocks..." Proverbs 27:23 I've been really convicted lately by my own pride keeping me from walking in God's will. The consequences have been emotionally devastating. I have a proclivity to make decisions in haste and then ask God's blessing on them without first seeking His guidance in the first … Continue reading Meet Our New Flock
My husband and I went out to the bee hive this afternoon, not fully sure what to expect. As we opened up the hive, we were pleasantly surprised to find tons capped brood! Which means, we have a laying queen after all!!! Hooray!!! We have such a healthy hive, we need to add another super … Continue reading Brood!
This is a really difficult post to write and even as I sit here, I'm intermittently sobbing. This past weekend, my husband's parents came down to help us finish building our chicken coop. We would have been at a complete loss without my father in law because he actually knows what he is doing when … Continue reading My Only Chicken