Since we brought home our 4th child about 7 weeks ago, (and really even before that) our family life has been a hodgepodge of inconsistencies. We had bits and pieces of daily routines that shifted and changed based on our mood, so the kids frequently responded to the chaos and unpredictability with disobedience. My husband … Continue reading Creating a Family Schedule
We woke up an hour earlier than intended- thanks, daughter of mine, whom I dearly love, but have considered duct taping to your bed at night...- and got started working pretty much immediately... Or... I got started working pretty much immediately. Everyone else eased into their respective tasks. I went lazy with breakfast and we … Continue reading Homesteading at it’s finest
If there's one thing that is inescapably true of life with small children, it's that there is always something that needs cleaning. Whether it's laundry, floors, or the children themselves- there's always something to be cleaned. Today, I happened to look up at our light in the dining room and noticed the abysmal state of … Continue reading Cleaning Day
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
Because of my husband's work schedule, we have our "weekends" on Monday and Tuesday. Weekends on the homestead are busy busy times for us. There are the usual tasks like animal care and taking care of the kids (which I hate to include in the tasks because it's not a "job" as much as a … Continue reading A Winter “Weekend” on the Homestead
Healthy animals don't have to be expensive animals.