Back to Eden: Barrenness to Abundance

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

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Not How I Wanted to Spend my Day…

We finished some of the outside work (halfway is our specialty) and set our sights on the basement. We planned to gut the room that saw damage after the pipes burst earlier this spring and get started on renovations to move our school room and laundry room downstairs... Let me preface this by saying we … Continue reading Not How I Wanted to Spend my Day…

What Girls Need to Know: Part One

I foresee this turning into the blog series I never wanted to write. Lessons learned the hard way are never easily shared, and often times painfully remembered. But in resisting the call to teach out of my own mistakes, I have grown dim in my zeal for the Lord. And that is wholly unacceptable. If … Continue reading What Girls Need to Know: Part One

Looking to Upgrade

Okay, God. I'm broken, I'm unsettled, and I'm just plain tired; I cannot do this anymore. (I always find myself saying "anymore"... Which only means that I've once again tried to take the reins into my own hands...) So I kept praying about the heaviness of my efforts and the "stuck" feeling I had about … Continue reading Looking to Upgrade

Rainy Autumn Saturday

It has been raining here literally since I woke up at 7:45 this morning (likely before) and still hasn't let up. As such, we set about indoor activities today. My son went with our good friends (and incidentally his favorite sitter) for a fun day at the pumpkin patch and a costume party. I don't … Continue reading Rainy Autumn Saturday

A Day on the Homestead

We get a lot done around here before noon, and you never quite know what a day will bring. This morning, I woke before the rest of the household and had my quiet time with the Lord. Then I made a breakfast of scrambled eggs and garden tomatoes (blueberries for my son who detests tomatoes) … Continue reading A Day on the Homestead

Freshening Up

A few of the YouTubers I subscribe to have collaborated for a "Homestead Homemaking" series. The goal is getting focused on Christ, house cleaning, and making houses feel homey. Since I started watching their videos, I've been inspired by these women to take responsibility and joy in my own home and faith walk.  The first … Continue reading Freshening Up

My Toddler’s First Day Out

Thursday evening, my son's babysitter sent me a text asking if she and her boyfriend could take my little man out for a day at the aquarium. For starters, both of them go to my church, and I trust them. Second, my son loves Miss Shelby, because, well frankly, she's a very pretty blonde, southern … Continue reading My Toddler’s First Day Out

My Little Farm Boy

My son is so much fun to watch. He is learning and growing and I can't believe how entertained I am by him. Today he's been rather contrary. It's raining outside so I pulled out the box of indoor activities; blocks, flash card games, coloring... Nothing doing. He WANTS to be outside in the rain! … Continue reading My Little Farm Boy