2022 Spring Garden Planning

In a lot of ways, this year is going to be like starting from scratch in the gardens. My planning materials We're moving our primary vegetable garden to occupy the space previously home to our chickens. Our iconic (to us) purple chicken coop is no longer in service, as we could not keep it entirely … Continue reading 2022 Spring Garden Planning

Homestead Update: Autumn Tasks

Oh friends... So much has been happening on the homestead! Not the least of which has been a yucky cold circulating the family. Thank God for elderberry and astragalus syrup, pink juice, and I've got some fire cider on the docket to complete later this weekend. This is one of our busiest times of year. … Continue reading Homestead Update: Autumn Tasks

Bringing in the Harvest

Yesterday my boys went out and picked tomatoes for me. Already we've brought in more than last season, which is nice. Now the trouble comes in having the time to process everything as we need to in order to preserve the food we have grown. I combat this conundrum in a couple different ways. For … Continue reading Bringing in the Harvest

What is Back to Eden Gardening?

I was blessed in the midst of health crisis back in 2012 to encounter the "back to basics" trend. Because I wasn't alone in my prescription birth control instigated health issues, (infertility, low estrogen, high testosterone, intestinal permeability, malnutrition, anaphylactic food allergies, food sensitivity, hair loss, weight loss, tooth decay, etc.) There was a bit … Continue reading What is Back to Eden Gardening?

Homestead Update

Summer is winding down and autumn is just around the corner! I'm busy doing all sorts of things to make sure we are ready for the next transitional period in our home. Confession: I'm a big proponent of year round homeschool. But we didn't do that this year. Why? Honestly, everyone needed a break. It's … Continue reading Homestead Update

The Good, The True, The Beautiful

I'll be honest friends- I've had a really difficult spring/summer. To combat the awful, I've been throwing myself in to whole heartedly pursuing that which is good, true, and beautiful. Specifically, I've immersed myself in prayer and God's Word. I've listened to beautiful music, I've read wonderful books, and I've done a lot of crafting … Continue reading The Good, The True, The Beautiful

Homestead Update

Lots going on around the homestead lately! Here's a quick update before I jump back into the work. We're expanding our rabbitry by 4 new Silver fox buns today! That brings us to a total of 3 bucks and 2 does. The mother and father doe and buck produced 2 kits, one male one female. … Continue reading Homestead Update

Front Landscaping Makeover

Praise the Lord, my husband finished his final week of seminary. That means it's PROJECT TIME ON THE HOMESTEAD! We have our back line of fence posts in, we've got flooring getting put in Friday, and a driveway guy coming the next week to repair/grade some of the damage caused by the big rains last … Continue reading Front Landscaping Makeover

Homesteader Guilt: Tilling My No-Till Garden

I caved. And here's my confession: I'm about to till my no-dig garden. Backstory: I wept the first time I watched the Back to Eden Film with Paul Gautschi. Wept. Because I was overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of his garden and the connectedness he had to God the Father through His creation. Beautiful. So … Continue reading Homesteader Guilt: Tilling My No-Till Garden

Homestead Update!

Hello there! It's been a hot minute, let me catch you up to speed. We've had oodles of celebration lately. My little (not so little anymore) brother got hitched earlier last week so the kiddos and I traveled north for the ceremony. And wouldn't you know it, it went from sunny and 75°F to 32°F … Continue reading Homestead Update!