Thankful

I learned a powerful and beautiful lesson a few weeks back that I thought I would share. My oldest son backed up our septic system by flushing a dog collar, underpants, and a wash cloth. That was a mess in itself. Then you add to that 3 fallen trees, old broken windows, and all the … Continue reading Thankful

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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

Orchids in Bloom

It's that time of year again. Every time the orchids bloom, (or really any of our garden flowers) I find myself enraptured by God's incredible creative power. Just look at the beauty in creation! And to think that even something this unique and beautiful is marred by sin and pales in comparison to its original … Continue reading Orchids in Bloom

Chicken Treats

It is reeeally cold outside. So that means our time outdoors is limited and that makes for one antsy mama and an extremely rambunctious 2 year old. Today, our "science lesson" involved a nature walk searching for pinecones in the woods. We discussed pinecones and found some good specimens, then brought them inside to turn … Continue reading Chicken Treats

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

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

Still Back to Eden Gardening!!

It's December and I'm still puttering in the garden... Ugh.  I finally sat down last week and did the math for the space per veggie we need. Since this spring will be mostly a trial year, we're only growing the basics (tomatoes, cucumbers, greens, peas, beans, radishes, squash/zucchini, carrots, cruciferous veggies, sunchokes) and then judging … Continue reading Still Back to Eden Gardening!!

Building a Reclaimable Compost Bin

My family and I live in a rental home currently and doing any major planting or building is frowned upon. That said, we are contractually responsible according to our lease for the maintenance and beautification of the property. With that in mind, I set out to design and build a "reclaimable" compost bin. Ideally, I … Continue reading Building a Reclaimable Compost Bin