Homemade Black Bean Chili

I am weary of grocery shopping. There are very few processed foods that my family can even eat anymore because of all the synthetic ingredients and our various allergies. Meal planning has become arduous as I attempt to prepare balanced, healthy, filling meals for my family. One of our favorite meals is chili and rice … Continue reading Homemade Black Bean Chili

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Pants, Pullets, Plans, and Plants

I've been backlogged with projects lately... Having a newborn does that to you. Anyway, today I logged about 45 minutes into the pants patching project. I got the seams ripped in the jeans, the patch hemmed and placed, and pinned together. Now all I have to do is secure the patch and stitch up the … Continue reading Pants, Pullets, Plans, and Plants

What Keeps me Going

I've just sort of accepted the fact that my physical body is temporary. My body is broken and I struggle with chronic health issues stemming from autoimmunity triggered by prescription medications and birth control usage. God has redeemed many of the issues I faced in my initial confrontation with sickness 5 years ago, one of … Continue reading What Keeps me Going

Children on the Homestead

We have 3 kiddos babies. They're 3, 1.5, and 1 month. Babies. As the Mama duck around here, you might imagine it's difficult to wrangle all my ducklings outside while I do gardeney things, and you'd be right. I took everyone outside last week, and it was the first time all 3 of us have … Continue reading Children on the Homestead

Kitchen Remodel: update

When it rains it pours. Not only are we seemingly 5 steps farther from our homesteading goals for this year, we've run headlong into problems that constitute the need for emergency repairs. We had an emergency roof repair that cost us every bit of our "goat money". The fascia board had pulled away from the … Continue reading Kitchen Remodel: update

Spiritual Lessons From my Children

My son is so much more in tune with the spiritual realm and the things of God. He better understands the roles of my husband and I than we do ourselves. I was having a hard time getting the little man to go to sleep. It coincided with a late work night for my husband. … Continue reading Spiritual Lessons From my Children

Kombucha Update

So after having been on some intense antibiotics, my body is being really weird. Add to that the two betamethasone shots and everything about my bio functions just feels off.  I want to talk about kombucha during pregnancy. The nay-sayers all cite the potential alcohol content in self-fermented foods, as well as the potential for … Continue reading Kombucha Update

Planning for Spring 2018

Here are the things I need to address this winter: Bees- order 3lb package locally Chickens- decide on breed for flock expansion and set up brooders Garden- what to plant and where; seed start area Goats- build shelter; fencing; milking stand; water and feed; medical preparations; get goats Fermentation- start brewing ACV; kombucha; kefir These … Continue reading Planning for Spring 2018

Obedience

Well it's good to be back home. We were finally given the green light to come home from the hospital and for the time being, Baby #3 is staying put. The whole experience was exhausting for me, even being on bed rest for 24 hours. I realized something though and God taught me through the … Continue reading Obedience