Completed Needlepoint Project

I finally finished up the project I started for my friend who had a baby back in June. Note to self: always start the project BEFORE the baby is born... Because it takes forever. Here's how it turned out! Again, not a perfect masterpiece, but I think it's cute. And it was good practice and … Continue reading Completed Needlepoint Project

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Embroidery Project

One of my friends had a baby...like 3 months ago... I know, I dropped the baby gift ball. It's hard to find the time to craft (or perfect a craft) when you have 3 littles all vying for your attention. But, I'm making progress, which is something! Here's what I've gotten so far: So I … Continue reading Embroidery Project

Taking a Break for Family Time

We've got a pretty seriously injured Papa on the homestead, so we're taking a break from posts for a bit to focus on helping him heal up. By God's grace, the situation was not nearly as bad as it could have been. My husband is feeling well so far, and is in good spirits. We've … Continue reading Taking a Break for Family Time

Garden Puttering

I always assumed old men puttered about in the garden. I found myself picking up the habit today. I decided on a fall garden bed at least of some radishes and spinach. We'll see how they do as they're two of the crops I've never really had any luck with. I planted some parsnips as … Continue reading Garden Puttering

Calendula Oil

Calendula is a new herb to me, but it's definitely one now that I won't ever be without again. I put together a hugelkultur planter in the potager and planted my calendula in it. I've had a handful of blossoms so far with more on the way. To prepare calendula oil, I plucked a couple … Continue reading Calendula Oil

Catching Strawberry Runners

We decided to propagate our strawberries for a greater harvest next year. But, we aren't really sure if we like them where they currently are. While they successfully bloomed and fruited in their current locale, we know a place in full sun would be more beneficial to them. So that means we have 2 options. … Continue reading Catching Strawberry Runners

Shaggy Maple Herbal Teas

We've got peppermint tea ready for sale in our Etsy shop! More to come as the season progresses. We've been hard at work harvesting, drying, and packaging. I'm a firm believer in quality over quantity and if you're going to do something, do it the best way or not at all. So everything we do … Continue reading Shaggy Maple Herbal Teas

Independence Day 2018

July 4th week is one that is really pensive. Between my husband and I, we have had family serve in the military for generations. So I'm always very humbled by the sacrifice of our United States military and armed forces. This year, I'm especially thankful for the freedoms I have in this nation; freedom of … Continue reading Independence Day 2018