I am exhausted. Just plain ol' tired. I did get a lot done this week, but not without some ridiculous misadventures along the way. Went grocery shopping and my daughter decided to poop all over me while in the Moby wrap. I pressed on and finished the grocery trip, and then my son had a … Continue reading A Wacky Week in Review
My newest interest is quilting. I've been making a concentrated effort to learn and master new life-skills that will be beneficial to us on the homestead and that are being lost or dying within my millennial generation. I have enjoyed sewing since I was maybe 7 years old and my grandma gave me a small … Continue reading Mastering a Skill
I'm canning my first batch of garden produce today! The funny part is that it isn't from my garden's produce. And this is a God thing, so let me tell you what happened. June was set to be a rough month for us financially. We had some annual expenses to take care of at our … Continue reading Canning Time!
"...For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light."
What a day! On the docket this week has been our church's vacation Bible school, so my husband and I and the kids are just worn out. My brain is fried, I'm not going to lie. The kids and I slept later than usual this morning- 7:15am! I know, outrageous. So I went to let … Continue reading Chicken Chasing!
Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and incomprehensible things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3 You know how there come those times when everyone in the family has raw nerves and short fuses ignite over the smallest thing? That happened to us Friday. I carefully plan my outings for … Continue reading What We Feed Our Chickens
Welp, it happened. My first bee sting! Not the first ever in my life, just the first from my own bees. My husband and I were out at the hive yesterday evening trying to rectify the free-form comb situation that had developed. We added more frames to give them some space as they've already begun … Continue reading Holistic Bee Sting Care and Treatment
It's been HOT lately. Sakes alive! Average temperature for these parts in May is around 71°F and we've been hitting 90°F or so the last couple days. As such, it's been uncomfortable for the season, and none of my troop has much of an appetite. I've been cooking mostly outside so as to keep the … Continue reading Carolina Snowballs in Tennessee
Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves … Continue reading Back to Eden Update
"Know well the condition of your flocks..." Proverbs 27:23 I've been really convicted lately by my own pride keeping me from walking in God's will. The consequences have been emotionally devastating. I have a proclivity to make decisions in haste and then ask God's blessing on them without first seeking His guidance in the first … Continue reading Meet Our New Flock