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

Homestead Update and Kitchen Remodel Progress

Wow. Allow me to pause for a moment to let my head stop spinning. Ok. It has been a whirlwind couple of days for us. We had a few fellas from church come out to help us put in the new floor. But what they actually did surpassed even my wildest expectations and honestly I'm … Continue reading Homestead Update and Kitchen Remodel Progress

Homestead Update

Lots going on around the homestead lately! Here's a quick update before I jump back into the work. We're expanding our rabbitry by 4 new Silver fox buns today! That brings us to a total of 3 bucks and 2 does. The mother and father doe and buck produced 2 kits, one male one female. … Continue reading Homestead Update

Kitchen Remodel: Sink Progress Part 2

I swear my biceps and shoulders are twice the size they were when I started these kitchen renovation projects. My elbow is just about out of grease. [Elbow related side note: I was playing soccer with my boys and they insisted on mama being keeper. I got an awesome save but my elbow landed on … Continue reading Kitchen Remodel: Sink Progress Part 2

Kitchen Renovation: Sink Progress

Our miraculous, divinely gifted rescue sink is coming right along. After we dug it out of the back woods, I hosed it off and my husband helped me get rid of all the corrosion and rust. The clean up process took about 2 or 3 hours spaced over 2 days. Then I wiped it down … Continue reading Kitchen Renovation: Sink Progress

Kitchen Remodel Progress

Remember way on back when I started griping and complaining and yanking out broken kitchen cabinet doors and drawers? If not, you can read about my pining away for a new kitchen here. Well, we're finally able to make some headway. We wanted to do all of our renovations debt-free, because how much of your … Continue reading Kitchen Remodel Progress

Holidays and Project Updates!

I love when my in-laws visit-- my productivity quadruples! We had a lovely Christmas together, delayed shipping notwithstanding. We even were blessed with a gorgeous Christmas Eve snow!! It's only the 2nd white Christmas I cam recall since we've lived in Tennessee. We also celebrated our Baby Bear's first bear-thday 🐻 And delayed our Christmas … Continue reading Holidays and Project Updates!

Repurposed fabric: Curtain to Cross-back Apron

I'm thrifty. It's a point of pride. So when my neurotic border collie, Flynn, savagely chewed the corner of a 100% cotton curtain panel, it was too nice a fabric for me to waste it. 1) I replaced the nice curtains with a canvas drop cloth from Amazon. $12 vs $60? Yes, please. 2) Then, … Continue reading Repurposed fabric: Curtain to Cross-back Apron