Rainy Day Work

I'm wondering if maybe I should start work on some canoes. We've had nothing but rain for weeks! We finally got a dry day today, but I'll catch you up on all the rainy day work we got done. For starters, the taxes are done. Thank the Lord! I hate tax time, and I've done … Continue reading Rainy Day Work

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Homestead Update

We have a whole lot of nothing going on today. By that I mean lots of little mundane things, but nothing truly noteworthy. Our temps are set to warm up pretty quickly so I'll be getting out to prune the apple and nut trees today. Last weekend we made some biochar which I will be … Continue reading Homestead Update

Winter work

We started the "negative yardage" dance early this year. You know, one step forward, three steps back. We had gotten outside on a warm day last week to clear off some trees and brush, which was excellent and much needed. Except that then my husband ended up getting an outrageous poison ivy rash that was … Continue reading Winter work

Outside Work

I'm a firm believer that God gives you what you need, when you need it, and you just have to receive it. Today, we were given clear, 60°F weather; perfect for getting some of the outside work done. We had some pesky cedar trees between us and our neighbors that were harboring cedar apple rust. … Continue reading Outside Work

Saturday on the Homestead

We've been busy doing a bunch of random things here lately. My husband is in week 12 of seminary so he's up to his eyeballs in theological reading. I've been reading Surprised by Joy by C. S. Lewis. It's the story of his conversion with a good bit of autobiographical background I find both relatable … Continue reading Saturday on the Homestead

More Winter Homestead Preparation

Our place is really beautiful in the fall, but Oh. My. Lanta. I almost haven't had time to enjoy it!! We have been outrageously busy here. This past weekend we had a wedding in the family. Our oldest was the ring bearer in my husband's cousin's wedding. It was pretty, and fun, and we saw … Continue reading More Winter Homestead Preparation

Work Day on the Homestead

One of the biggest challenges of homesteading with 3 small children is... homesteading with 3 small children.It's almost impossible to get a job done without interruption making it take 4 times as long.It helps a little to have my husband home helping, but we rarely end up working on the same task to completion. Usually, … Continue reading Work Day on the Homestead

Homesteading is Hard!

One of the things that makes our homestead unique is the fact that we don't use conventional growing methods. Everything up to this point has been done by hand. Why? First, we aren't independently wealthy and my husband works a "day job". We would love to turn this place into a full-time business, but realistically, … Continue reading Homesteading is Hard!