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

A Homemade Christmas Preparation

What have I been up to? Lots and lots. I've been finishing up a few last minute gifts for friends and family. Many of them I started ages ago and never got the time to complete when the urgency for pre-winter garden prep, goat breeding, and all the other homestead things came up. And now, … Continue reading A Homemade Christmas Preparation

Sourdough Success! (Finally!)

My sourdough journey has been a long, slow and arduous one. It seems, however, that I may have finally overcome all the pitfalls and hazards...with a little bit of cheating. My single biggest obstacle to successfully maintaining a sourdough starter, other than remembering to feed it, was mold growth. It didn't matter if I refrigerated … Continue reading Sourdough Success! (Finally!)

My Holiday Tech- Free Challenge

I'm an old fashioned kind of person. Speaking of which, I'm in the midst of a hardcore down-scale in my tech consumption. In a confirmation to my already anti-smart phone leanings, I happened to leave my phone at church after small group one night. I was without it the following day and it was one … Continue reading My Holiday Tech- Free Challenge

Post-illness comeback

The last 2.5 weeks have been rough. The whole family cycled through a respiratory illness, followed almost immediately by a gastric illness. And I tell ya what, I'm over the extra laundry and cleaning. The fire cider I made is much appreciated. 👍 On the plus side, I've been able (forced) to rest with my … Continue reading Post-illness comeback

Homestead Update: Autumn Tasks

Oh friends... So much has been happening on the homestead! Not the least of which has been a yucky cold circulating the family. Thank God for elderberry and astragalus syrup, pink juice, and I've got some fire cider on the docket to complete later this weekend. This is one of our busiest times of year. … Continue reading Homestead Update: Autumn Tasks

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