Nesting

I've hit a period of urgency in my nesting. I've been saying the whole 2nd and 3rd trimester that it feels like Baby is coming early. She's dropped significantly in 24 hours, and while I sensed this would be the case, I'm still not totally prepared. So, because we're done with school, and I don't … Continue reading Nesting

Crazy Night on the Homestead

Well, I'm one tired lady this morning. Yesterday evening, we noticed we were short a chicken. Something had gotten into the hoop coop and eaten it. Fox? Raccoon? We weren't sure. But I asked my husband to help me think through some solutions because we were so confident in our hoop coop build as being … Continue reading Crazy Night on the Homestead

Busy Boxes: Homestead Style

I've used some form or fashion of busy box/bag for my kiddos for years! But the older kiddos are beginning to weary of my playdough and flash cards. So, in addition to growing the content of the boxes to their ages and skill levels, I'm also putting together some other things for them to build … Continue reading Busy Boxes: Homestead Style

Bathroom Update DIY

I've been working a little as I'm able on updates throughout the house. My biggest focuses have been on areas with damage, or excessive wear and tear, and I've been doing it all whilst keeping small children alive and educated and fed, and nearing the end of pregnancy. The master bathroom is in need of … Continue reading Bathroom Update DIY

Quick Projects

So my pre-baby checklist includes a lot of things my husband will probably deem frivolous and unnecessary, so I'm doing them myself. In fact, they are neither frivolous, nor unnecessary, but rather multifunctional in saving my sanity as well as bringing order and beauty to various spaces in our home. First up was cleaning out … Continue reading Quick Projects

Homestead Update: What’s New and Formal Rabbitry Introduction

Well, we certainly had a very busy holiday season. My husband's family came in for a visit. We had so much good conversation, sooooo much good food, and we got a lot of project loose ends tied up before cold weather hits. Speaking of cold weather, that romantic image I had in my head of … Continue reading Homestead Update: What’s New and Formal Rabbitry Introduction

Homestead Update:Knitting, Projects, and News

It seems an odd thing to me to be knitting mittens on my front porch in 65° weather in December, but such is life in East Tennessee- Weather is a fickle mistress. In any case, I've completed 2 of 4 pairs of mittens, and am working on pair #3. Mitten in progress, The Knitter's Handy … Continue reading Homestead Update:Knitting, Projects, and News

A Productive Saturday

We began this morning with a hearty breakfast of bacon and fried eggs, milk for the kiddos and piping hot coffee for me. After breakfast, we took care of the outside animals, and then set to work in the kitchen. My oldest peeled pears, my 2nd oldest snapped green beans and cold-packed jars, and the … Continue reading A Productive Saturday

Homestead Update: Autumn Tasks

Oh friends... So much has been happening on the homestead! Not the least of which has been a yucky cold circulating the family. Thank God for elderberry and astragalus syrup, pink juice, and I've got some fire cider on the docket to complete later this weekend. This is one of our busiest times of year. … Continue reading Homestead Update: Autumn Tasks

Homestead Update

Summer is winding down and autumn is just around the corner! I'm busy doing all sorts of things to make sure we are ready for the next transitional period in our home. Confession: I'm a big proponent of year round homeschool. But we didn't do that this year. Why? Honestly, everyone needed a break. It's … Continue reading Homestead Update