Nesting

I've hit a period of urgency in my nesting. I've been saying the whole 2nd and 3rd trimester that it feels like Baby is coming early. She's dropped significantly in 24 hours, and while I sensed this would be the case, I'm still not totally prepared. So, because we're done with school, and I don't … Continue reading Nesting

Some End of the School Year/ Life Reflection

I was being nostalgic (always dangerous for me) and going through some older posts and photos. And I noticed something... I did way better at mothering and homeschooling before the 2021-2022 homeschool year... why? What totally fell apart this year that had [has] me in spiritual/emotional/routine/everything shambles? So I started to reflect and ponder. Because … Continue reading Some End of the School Year/ Life Reflection

Homestead Update: Restless

I had forgotten what it's like to be pregnant and allergy-ridden through the spring/summer. I don't recommend it. I don't think I've been able to breathe freely without a foot digging into my ribcage or congestion and itchiness in at least 2 weeks. And trying to stay away from OTC allergy medications means I'm sticking … Continue reading Homestead Update: Restless

Project Completed: Hoodie Shawl

Apparently I'm one of those people who can't just follow a pattern. As such, this shawl has morphed through 3 different patterns and designs to become what it is today, an unforseen masterpiece. For starters, I was just going to knit a simple seed stitch shawl. I figured, the yarn was "fancy" enough without my … Continue reading Project Completed: Hoodie Shawl

Sweet Confirmation

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

On Compassion

My youngest daughter is very compassionate. She is very intuitive in comforting people when they're sad or upset. And she's tiny and adorable, so it always works. "Compassionate," is not the first word I would use to describe myself...nor the second. Truthfully, I really struggle with showing compassion to others, and I pondered the reason … Continue reading On Compassion

Homestead Update: Laundry Day

Oh folks... It's been a grueling week. The whole fam, excluding my heroic husband (praise God) came down with something icky. We're talking fever, headaches, snot, chesty coughs, gagging, sore throats, all of it. Just....bad. And it's still lingering. Fortunately I was feeling more myself yesterday, but our youngest got hit hard last night. She … Continue reading Homestead Update: Laundry Day

Planning for the Milk Gap and Some Sunday Encouragement

With only one goat in milk this year, I've had to be more conscious of how we use the milk we're getting. Last year, we had both does in milk and were able to dabble in cheese making, yogurt, kefir, butter, etc. This year, only Luna successfully freshened. With 4 growing kiddos, we've been using … Continue reading Planning for the Milk Gap and Some Sunday Encouragement

Flower Essence

I've been tinkering with herbs and flowers lately. Studying and learning the plants in my area, finding their uses, learning to identify them... It's been fun. But the main reason I've been deep into herbalism lately is that my daughter, since she was 2 years old, has said she wants to be a doctor. She … Continue reading Flower Essence

Homestead Update

This is a brief one because we're busy busy around here. We're focusing attention on setting up the market garden. We had some compost delivered to speed up our soil ammendment process and we're building up the rows. In between 18" rows, we will have 12" woodchipped paths which will hopefully aid us in cultivation … Continue reading Homestead Update