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

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

Homestead Update: Feet, Foraging, and Fiber

Today was our hoof trimming day. I tell ya what, it's my least favorite part of goat ownership. But we just don't have enough rock for them to file down on their own. The rock we do have doesn't seem to do the job, nor does cinder block, but I haven't given up on the … Continue reading Homestead Update: Feet, Foraging, and Fiber

Planning for the Milk Gap and Some Sunday Encouragement

With only one goat in milk this year, I've had to be more conscious of how we use the milk we're getting. Last year, we had both does in milk and were able to dabble in cheese making, yogurt, kefir, butter, etc. This year, only Luna successfully freshened. With 4 growing kiddos, we've been using … Continue reading Planning for the Milk Gap and Some Sunday Encouragement