They're here! They're finally here! And if there's one thing I've learned over the last 2 days, it's that no one is quite as jazzed about my goats as I am. But that's okay. I'm gonna tell you about them anyway. There is something miraculous in adding life to the homestead. When we first got … Continue reading Ask me about my goats!
So it's one thing when you've got a mess of things coming in on your homestead. It's another blessing when your friends have an abundance to share with you as well! That begs the question: "What do I do with all this food!?" There are a lot of ways to preserve your harvest, and fermentation … Continue reading Food Preservation on the Homestead
We packed up my husband this morning with homemade doughnuts, fresh-picked blueberries from a friend, and goat paraphernalia and sent him off to retrieve our dairy goats! We've been reading The Hobbit as a family, so the kids thought it amusing that Papa was headed out on a "perilous adventure" with all his provisions. We … Continue reading Homestead update
Oh my... It's been all I can think about lately. Goats. We're finally getting goats. It's really happening. Even after they're paid in full, and we've made all the necessary preparations, a part of me is still hesitant to accept that in 2 more days, there will be two beautiful milking does browsing around the … Continue reading Countdown to Dairy Goats!
One of the things I've both loved and hated about our house since we moved in is the brick woodburning fireplace. I love that it's brick and wood burning. I also love the design with he curved hearth and the recessed walls. I hate that the room, which is north facing gets so dark with … Continue reading Lime Washing the Fireplace
It's finally starting to slow down around here, which is great! Because it'll pick up in full force for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Baby #4, New Years, chick brooding, garden planning, and seed starting soon enough! We've really been enjoying the fireplace on chilly evenings. I can't imagine ever getting tired of it. Friday Husband of mine … Continue reading Homestead Updates
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
...I wonder how many posts I've written that begin with, "Oh my goodness, it's chaos around here..." I'll look into it. That's research I don't have time for at the moment. Update with the mold issue: I haven't been back down to the basement since I realized just how allergic I am to mold. The … Continue reading Please Excuse my Sporadic Posts…
First and foremost, we celebrated our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ! My in-laws came down and we really had a wonderful visit. We celebrated with an Easter Seder, and told the Passover/Passion story with food. It was delicious and it was a great, tangible way for us to share with the kids that Easter means Jesus, … Continue reading Easter Weekend Projects
Spring is one of my busiest times of year, second only to fall harvest time- harvesting, canning, preserving, storing, etc. So I've been planting, and getting seeds in the ground. Got the front landscaping tidied up The Asparagus crowns arrived last week. So they went to live in the perennial bed with the strawberries. I … Continue reading What have I been doing!?