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

French Drain= Fenceline Swale Solution

For the last...2 and a half years? I forget... We've been fighting against runoff from our neighbor's place. Technically, it's from the cattle pasture on the other side of our neighbor's place... I digress. Anyway, with the latest storm and flash flood, we (almost) lost our potatoes, tomatoes and peppers, kale, rhubarb, Fennel, Lavender, Swiss … Continue reading French Drain= Fenceline Swale Solution

Paper Floor Update: 10 Months Later

Last August (2019) we ripped out our pea-green 1970s shag carpet...yep... It was horrible. And since we hadn't decided what we wanted as far as long term flooring, we (I) decided to try a paper floor. 3 (now 4) kids, 2 dogs, and 10 months later, here's how it's holding up. The biggest issues are … Continue reading Paper Floor Update: 10 Months Later