Homestead Update

Oh, goodness. I've been hard at work laying foundations for New year routines. My number one priority this year is my prayer life and relationship with God. I've been getting in the practice of waking up before the children (at least the youngest two- my 3 year old isn't much of a sleeper) to spend … Continue reading Homestead Update

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A Peek into my Planner

I've been asked lately how I "do it all" with the kids and starting up our fledgling family business. Which brings up a couple things: 1) I rest heavily on my Heavenly Father. God orders my days and gives me the same number of hours in a day as everyone else- it's all about how … Continue reading A Peek into my Planner

Managing Mealtime Madness

I'll just go ahead and say what everyone who's ever eaten with my family is thinking: I hate meal times. I do. I hate them. Christian culture makes meal times out to be this glamorized period during which smiling, laughing, families gather around a large table to share a hot meal and good conversation. That … Continue reading Managing Mealtime Madness

Planning for Spring 2018

Here are the things I need to address this winter: Bees- order 3lb package locally Chickens- decide on breed for flock expansion and set up brooders Garden- what to plant and where; seed start area Goats- build shelter; fencing; milking stand; water and feed; medical preparations; get goats Fermentation- start brewing ACV; kombucha; kefir These … Continue reading Planning for Spring 2018

Shaggy Maple Homestead Update

We applied for our agricultural sales and use tax exemption! It's supposed to take about 3 weeks to hear back from the state. I don't really know why I'm so nervous; worst case scenario we're told "no" until we actually sell some of our produce. In other news, we are awaiting to hear from a … Continue reading Shaggy Maple Homestead Update

Conviction: Financial Slavery I’ve Been Living

I recently was convicted by some things in my financial life. All my adult life, I've been told that there is such a thing as "good debt". This is the kind of debt that boosts your credit score. For example, I remember being about 20 years old and going in to my bank to see … Continue reading Conviction: Financial Slavery I’ve Been Living