Slow Progress

So I've been reading Growing Food God's Way by David Devine. It is a book unlike any other I've read. It's part biography, part gardening/Q&A, and evangelism throughout. It's been awesome, and I highly recommend it. That book coupled with a renewed vigor for "relational permaculture" (relationship to the Creator and His design for growing … Continue reading Slow Progress

Homestead Update: Restless

I had forgotten what it's like to be pregnant and allergy-ridden through the spring/summer. I don't recommend it. I don't think I've been able to breathe freely without a foot digging into my ribcage or congestion and itchiness in at least 2 weeks. And trying to stay away from OTC allergy medications means I'm sticking … Continue reading Homestead Update: Restless

Homestead Mini-update

I'm cutting back to the bare essentials! Here's the condensed version of what is happening with us in this season. We have a baby due in 15 more weeks, which means (based on history/experience) we have a baby coming in 12 weeks. I've been struggling through some depression and anxiety, some of it warranted, some … Continue reading Homestead Mini-update

Thoughts on a Season of Floundering

This is and has been a weird and floundering season for our family. By floundering, I mean metaphorically flopping about in everything we're doing, trying to gain sure footing and stability. These seasons, so I'm told, come and go. I have been blessed to see evidence of this abound recently as many of the voices … Continue reading Thoughts on a Season of Floundering

Pre-Baby Inventory/ Mom-ing Goals

I've hit that marvelous milestone in maternity- 20 weeks. The miraculous half way point (or in my case, usually just beyond half way, as my babes never tend to take a full 40 weeks) and I have got to tell you, I'm experiencing the oddest combination of "Dear Lord, I'm not ready!!!" And "thank goodness … Continue reading Pre-Baby Inventory/ Mom-ing Goals

Quick Projects

So my pre-baby checklist includes a lot of things my husband will probably deem frivolous and unnecessary, so I'm doing them myself. In fact, they are neither frivolous, nor unnecessary, but rather multifunctional in saving my sanity as well as bringing order and beauty to various spaces in our home. First up was cleaning out … Continue reading Quick Projects