Hello all! I'm particularly filled with joy this Friday as I just got the entire family to help me deep clean the kitchen! The kitchen. The heart of the home, my sanctuary, my mission field. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Or kitchen adjacent. Our main room is one giant open space … Continue reading Homestead Update: Project Fridays
Y'all, my husband is the best gift giver, ever. He takes after his Mama. He knows exactly what I'd like, use, need, enjoy, and always no matter how hard I try, he always out-gives me 😉 I managed to schedule a date night for us that coincided with our church hosting a parent's night out. … Continue reading Early Christmas: Big ‘Ol Cast-iron Cooking
I dig Black Friday sales. And small business Saturdays. And Cyber Mondays. And Giving Tuesdays. All the days. Nothing is more exciting to me than knowing I've been prudent with our family's resources and that I've been diligent in managing and stewarding our finances well! For example, I've got a credit with an online yarn … Continue reading Thoughts on Holiday Spending
Oh my goodness. The night you were born, I was completely unprepared! You came sooner than expected, and I feel as if that characterizes the majority of our relationship. Your questions take me off guard, and I'm rarely prepared for your big thoughts and poignant comments. Where have the last 6 years flown, my sweet … Continue reading Happy 6th Birthday, Boo Bear!
My Grandmother passed away Tuesday morning. That is one of the most painful sentences I've ever composed. In reality, I never called her "my grandmother." That is far too stiff and formal. It was always Grandma, Gram, or most often, Maw Maw- which incidentally, were her initials: M-A-W, Mary Alice White. I don't even know … Continue reading In Memoriam
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