Well guys, we've had a time lately. Lots of issues going on with the house and causing structural issues, and lots of resulting water damage. We've lost a lot of clothing, baby/toddler stuff, and lumber we had in our basement - a reminder that we are completely dependent on the Lord to provide for us, … Continue reading Living Sustainably
Hello friends!! Gosh it's been a while. Let me share a bit about what we've been up to. To start, my husband's been training as a firefighter for the city! It was a job opportunity we prayed over for more than a year, and just when we thought God had closed a door, accepted that … Continue reading Homestead Updates: Where have we been!?
If it looks like a mess to you, you would be correct in that assessment. Today is fermentation Day in the kitchen, and it has not been bland or uneventful, in any sense. I've been getting jars of lacto-fermented veggies going. I've got some ACV, cucumber pickles, and curtido going. I also made some spelt … Continue reading Fermentation Day! And a few updates
You guys!!! I'm so excited to share this with you! One of the projects I had the privilege to contribute to is finally ready for sharing! The Hands-on Homesteading Conference now has tickets available here. We were one of many homesteading families that had the opportunity to contribute a homestead tour video, explaining what we … Continue reading Hands-on Homesteading Conference
Hey friends! We've shared a lot of updates on our farm website! Take a peek at all we've got going on. We'll be drawing 2 more summer workshop series giveaway winners this week on Thursday!! Winner #1 of the herbalism 101 giveaway will receive an herbal tea and salve bundle. Winner #2 of the Relational … Continue reading Project Updates and Giveaway Winners!!
Welcome baby #5, Estellise Marie! She was born happy and healthy at home earlier this month (June) and we continue to adapt our rhythms and routines to accommodate her and all her cuteness. The older 4 are positively smitten, and her birth story is magnificent - every prayer we had was answered perfectly! Amen! More … Continue reading She’s Here, Folks!
As a church family, we're working on memorization of Scripture this summer. (James 1:17) and for someone who paid for college through theatre scholarships and memorized countless paragraphs of lines and music, I have a bit of a hard time memorizing God's Word! But, the more and more I see what's going on in the … Continue reading Tips for Memorizing Scripture
Today is exactly the kind of day that that would see me go into labor- we shall see... My husband went out this morning to check on the animals and move the rabbit tractor to fresh grass for the morning. He noticed 2 baby bunnies from our newest litter had been flung out of the … Continue reading Homestead Chaos!
One beautiful and charming aspect of homebirth that I'm extremely excited for is the capacity I am afforded to prepare and to have my personal preferences accommodated. After birthing 4 children, I've learned what is "normal," what is "traumatic," how my body handles each phase of labor, when I want a hand to hold, when … Continue reading Preparing for My First Ever Homebirth