Family Well, my Ingrid is 9 days old. Just like peas-porridge-in-the-pot. We are settling in to "new normal." Settling never feels peaceful to me. Settling is transition, and transition for us means chaos. And by chaos, I mostly mean a lot of toddler whining and crying and managing behavior. Fortunately, I've had family and good … Continue reading Homestead Update
We've had some below freezing temps. As such, our concerns for the chickens are 3 fold: There are a couple going through a molt, so they lack feathers for body heat retention. Their water has been freezing. There's less sunlight and they aren't laying as prolifically as in the summer. The first issue of molt … Continue reading Over Wintering our Chickens
This morning has been one of my favorites in weeks. Pancakes and bacon for breakfast with a hot cup of maple syrup sweetened dark roast coffee- that is enough to make my morning. After breakfast though, I got the kiddos dressed and ready to hike through the woods. My husband mowed down some brush to … Continue reading Thinking Toward Spring
My husband and I hit a low point about a week ago in our morale regarding homestead expansion. We were discussing the necessity of the kitchen remodel before the floor falls through to the basement (I honestly don't know if it's that bad or not, but I don't really want to find out after the … Continue reading Great Homestead Expectations
We get a lot done around here before noon, and you never quite know what a day will bring. This morning, I woke before the rest of the household and had my quiet time with the Lord. Then I made a breakfast of scrambled eggs and garden tomatoes (blueberries for my son who detests tomatoes) … Continue reading A Day on the Homestead
A few of the YouTubers I subscribe to have collaborated for a "Homestead Homemaking" series. The goal is getting focused on Christ, house cleaning, and making houses feel homey. Since I started watching their videos, I've been inspired by these women to take responsibility and joy in my own home and faith walk. The first … Continue reading Freshening Up
Litter box training is so simple with rabbits it's virtually effortless. Here are the steps I used to train Miss Maggie. 1.) Assemble Litter Box- I took a standard size cat litter box and added 1 inch of Oxbow Naturals Comfort Blend bedding to the bottom. On top of that, I placed a layer of … Continue reading How I Litter Box Trained My Rabbit in a Week
Healthy animals don't have to be expensive animals.