Welcome baby #5, Estellise Marie! She was born happy and healthy at home earlier this month (June) and we continue to adapt our rhythms and routines to accommodate her and all her cuteness. The older 4 are positively smitten, and her birth story is magnificent - every prayer we had was answered perfectly! Amen! More … Continue reading She’s Here, Folks!
We've been getting to work getting our new garden area (formerly known as our chicken run) cleared out and ready for cultivation. That means we've done a lot of cutting back brambles, mowing down noxious weeds and honeysuckle vines, and cleaning up old chicken wire. Because lumber is so expensive right now, and so many … Continue reading Hearing God’s Voice
God has asked some hard things of me in my life. Among those things was the conviction to leave the yoga teaching industry, abandon social media and the revenue it brought my homestead business, lay down my desire for control in various relationships, to sacrifice continuing my college education in order to stay at home … Continue reading Sweet Confirmation
Our time is limited, therefore it is precious.
We've reached a standstill with preserving our harvest. As I'm sure many of you have as well, we've encountered a mason jar shortage. That means all those honey jars and pasta sauce jars I've saved over the years are being put into service. And praise God I bought brands that are compatible with regular mouth … Continue reading Homestead Update
So it's been 2 weeks and change since we brought home our 4th baby. There's been a lot of crying, from me as well as the kids. I can say I haven't had a lot of depression, but my level of anxiety is through the proverbial roof. Even the should-be-fun moments have me fraught with … Continue reading Sometimes the Bacon gets Burned
It's been hard around here lately. But like I said before, we were digging in and trusting God for the outcome. And He's sent just a slew of little blessings today that are just overwhelmingly heart warming. It's jackhammer day in the basement, and it's so nice to see that space becoming clean and healthy … Continue reading Sunshine Follows Rain
A lot of spiritual lessons culminated for me today, only after I had the emotional breakdown, of course. We've got mold issues. And I've got some intense allergies to mold of any sort. So that, and hormones, and not having felt baby for a few days, and missing the closeness of family, and my husband … Continue reading Struggling with Joy
This is the start of our 3rd year on this property. Lately I had been really discouraged about all the things we need to do, and the things we haven't been able to accomplish (goats, windows, roof, doors, floors, kitchen, bathrooms, etc...) But then, I happened across an old picture of the place before we … Continue reading Back to Eden: Barrenness to Abundance
Well it's good to be back home. We were finally given the green light to come home from the hospital and for the time being, Baby #3 is staying put. The whole experience was exhausting for me, even being on bed rest for 24 hours. I realized something though and God taught me through the … Continue reading Obedience