Swale Footbridge: Continued

Sigh ... The thing about having toddlers is that they need their Mama on a fairly constant basis, which I both love and find annoying at times. But the reality is projects get slowed way down so that I can soothe hurt feelings, calm hysterical tantrums (without throwing any of my own) and kiss boo-boos … Continue reading Swale Footbridge: Continued

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Swale Footbridge

I choose the oddest times to start projects... Like on one of the busiest weeks of the year- Holy Week... Not only do I have family coming in this weekend, but I have like 3 extra trips into Knoxville for church activities, and a grocery run to make, and all the usual homeschooling and child … Continue reading Swale Footbridge

What have I been doing!?

Spring is one of my busiest times of year, second only to fall harvest time- harvesting, canning, preserving, storing, etc. So I've been planting, and getting seeds in the ground. Got the front landscaping tidied up The Asparagus crowns arrived last week. So they went to live in the perennial bed with the strawberries. I … Continue reading What have I been doing!?

Planting Today!

I've waited through this seemingly unbearably long winter for this day- Planting Day!!! This morning, the kids came out with me to do some farm chores; washing out compost bins, watering the chickens, weeding the gardens, etc. Then they helped me plant our pole beans. My plan for nap time is to get the bush … Continue reading Planting Today!

Forage Food: Hostas

I'm a huge fan of perennials because they're generally hearty, difficult to kill, and low maintenance. However, I'm really good at growing them... Like, too good. I mean the silly things take over!! Incidentally, I also love "forage food" and "wild edibles". So in order to cater to both issues, I determined to grow extra … Continue reading Forage Food: Hostas

Beautification Day

Lots of my workdays are because things need to get done. But today I worked on subduing some of the chaos that's going on right now. I had brought up an old work bench/table thingy from the basement last week to turn into my potting bench/outdoor workspace. But before I could really do anything with … Continue reading Beautification Day

No Goats…again…

Guys, I could cry. And I hate crying, it's gross... Snot everywhere, ugly cry face... Eew. But really. I don't know how it happened that we had such a huge oversight, but we had hammered down resolve to pay off debt and get out from under car payments and "emergency use only credit cards." And … Continue reading No Goats…again…

Getting Ready for Spring!

I did some more prep work in the garden. Finished up the wattle trellises for the peas, so it's ready to go when I direct sow the peas in a few weeks. I like it; wattling is cathartic and the end result is quaint and rustic. I know I've already mentioned it, but it reminds … Continue reading Getting Ready for Spring!

Potager Planning

It seems like a lifetime has passed since I first dreamed the potager garden. In reality, it's been about a year and a half. But it is surreal that the time to plan and plant is quickly approaching! This has been my brain child for so long, it's actually hard to believe that I've gotten … Continue reading Potager Planning

Keyhole Herb Garden

This silly thing has been in the works for 3 years. I had initially planned this space to house the bulk of my medicinal herbs. For whatever reason, it never truly worked out. I ended up with a ton of weeds, or a series of higher priority projects. It seems that this may be the … Continue reading Keyhole Herb Garden