Legacy

My grandpa made a trip down to our neck of the woods to bring me my grandma's sewing machines and paraphernalia. I tell you what, initially, it was almost overwhelming, because of the sheer volume of things to explore, but overwhelming in a good way. We had a wonderful visit. Grandpa got the basement lights … Continue reading Legacy

Sweet Confirmation

God has asked some hard things of me in my life. Among those things was the conviction to leave the yoga teaching industry, abandon social media and the revenue it brought my homestead business, lay down my desire for control in various relationships, to sacrifice continuing my college education in order to stay at home … Continue reading Sweet Confirmation

Homestead Update

I've got folks coming in for a visit next week so I will try to do as much updating as I can in this week so that I can enjoy our guests next week. First, our kitchen project is making incremental progress! The sink is finished being restored! Before And after! So when I brought … Continue reading Homestead Update

Family, Food, Faith

I've been focusing on involving the kids in my "have to's" like harvesting our peanuts. It turns everything into a big event, and slows things down and adds an extra element of policing the throwing of freshly harvested legumes at one's brothers... But, I figure, this is my life too, and there's no reason to … Continue reading Family, Food, Faith

On Compassion

My youngest daughter is very compassionate. She is very intuitive in comforting people when they're sad or upset. And she's tiny and adorable, so it always works. "Compassionate," is not the first word I would use to describe myself...nor the second. Truthfully, I really struggle with showing compassion to others, and I pondered the reason … Continue reading On Compassion

Homestead Update: Laundry Day

Oh folks... It's been a grueling week. The whole fam, excluding my heroic husband (praise God) came down with something icky. We're talking fever, headaches, snot, chesty coughs, gagging, sore throats, all of it. Just....bad. And it's still lingering. Fortunately I was feeling more myself yesterday, but our youngest got hit hard last night. She … Continue reading Homestead Update: Laundry Day

The Goal of Entertainment

There have been so many times in my life where I presumed certain truths went without saying. There has never been a time in my life where I've seen that more greatly disproven than in the last 5 years. Something about having children awakened me to the reality of the "spiritual forces of wickedness" at … Continue reading The Goal of Entertainment

Wednesday Weekend

So I may have mentioned that our family has had some chaotic shifts in schedule and routine the last few months. Actually, from about the end of April, all summer long, we've been in a survival mode. I'm whipping things back into shape as we've begun our homeschooling year and summer is coming to a … Continue reading Wednesday Weekend

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