I'm a dreamer. A dangerous pass time, I know. But, I started thinking... The other day, my 3 year old said, "What are you doing thinking!?" I think he meant what do you think you're doing, but the poignancy of his statement made me giggle... ...I started thinking, hey, wouldn't it be cool if I … Continue reading No Harm in Farmin’: Shout Out!
My family and I had a spectacular Christmas holiday with my husband's parents and grandmother. I have to say, it was so nice to not have to pack up the whole crew and travel. Once Flynn is with us and (God willing) the dairy goats, I don't think picking up and heading out of state … Continue reading Happy Holidays and other Updates
Whew. I am dog tired. I don't usually do errands on Thursdays, but since we didn't have church Wednesday, my routine is a little off. I had to trek into the city to pick up compost. We pick up organic veggie scraps from a chef who runs a "not-technically-vegan" cafe. We spoke today about increasing … Continue reading Farmer’s Co-op Run and a New Addition to the Homestead
My kitchen... *Sigh* It's the most used room in the house and the least functional. Go figure that one out. I long for the day when we can finally afford the remodel. In the meantime, I am making do with a good pre-Christmas clean. I got the oven scrubbed out and ran a self-clean cycle … Continue reading A Little Holiday Cleaning and Updates
My most favorite thing is planting new plants and watching them grow. This usually makes for a bleak winter time because everything goes to sleep and doesn't wake from it's slumber until the spring. This is not true for my Back to Eden Garden. I have some sort of greens growing just about all year … Continue reading Gardening in December?!?
My toddlers love to play in my fiber crafting bag... I've even gone so far as to "hide" it under a side table in a difficult to reach area in our living room. No dice-- they still managed to get to it and rummage my blunt tipped needle and abandon it to the black abyss … Continue reading Crochet Hack
It's "joked" about amongst my husband's coworkers (our pastors and church staff) that we're all just one light bulb away from being Amish. I say "joked" because it's not far off from the truth. We don't have social media and, honestly, if I had my way, you'd all be reading this via handwritten newsletter. Unfortunately … Continue reading Electricity and Other Unfortunate Inventions
I've been asked for some pictures of our chicken run/fence. While our property doesn't have a perimeter fence, we do have a chicken run to keep our flock safe at night and during inclimate weather, and we free range them in nice weather. The back side of the coop is covered with hardware cloth and … Continue reading Our Chicken Run
It. Is. Cold! Last year we had a much more mild transition from fall to winter. This year, we had a ton of autumn rain and it snapped cold pretty quickly. I'm already having to break up frozen chicken water! Good grief. So much for living in the south. Anyway, with all the rain, my … Continue reading Rushing Winter Prep
I learned a powerful and beautiful lesson a few weeks back that I thought I would share. My oldest son backed up our septic system by flushing a dog collar, underpants, and a wash cloth. That was a mess in itself. Then you add to that 3 fallen trees, old broken windows, and all the … Continue reading Thankful