To Everything There is a Season…

To Everything There is a Season…

Call me stodgy, but I don’t typically blog without a good reason. I’m not one of those bloggers who fills her blog posting “schedule” (whatever that is) with fluffy posts merely meant to take up space and keep my blog “current”. I don’t sit at my computer, pondering appropriate topics for the time of year […]

Our Year in Photos 2016

Our Year in Photos 2016

So I’m already starting off the year with being behind. Anybody with me? You know, when I started this blog, I thought it would be a nice way to have somewhat of an online diary of sorts. Where if my computer crashed and I lost all of my photos and information…it would be “safely” tucked […]

The Winds of Change

The Winds of Change

I’ve been a bit of a drag lately. I couldn’t figure it out at first. Energy. Gone. And just feeling…down. A little bit like that episode of Winnie the Pooh with Tigger and the rain cloud that wouldn’t leave him alone. The sun is shining, and yet there’s this pesky rain cloud hovering overhead. No […]

I’m a Terrible Farmer.

I’m a Terrible Farmer.

Do you ever have conversations with yourself…about yourself? Tell me I’m not the only one. Not that I’m so self-involved…or even that I’m crazy. I’m not. Really. But because we’re in the upswing of gardening season, when there is so much prep work to do, and every single naptime (in fact, every free moment) is […]

The Beauty of Sustainability

The Beauty of Sustainability

“There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and find enjoyment in his hard work…” – Ecclesiastes 2:24 It was almost dark and we were still outside tossing large hunks of the rotten Mountain Ash tree that my husband finally cut down for me. It laid the foundation for the final […]

Backyard Farmers: You Make a Difference!

Backyard Farmers: You Make a Difference!

This is for my fellow backyard farmers. Whether you have an apartment balcony, 1/2 an acre, or a handful of land to call your own. For those who do it yourself. Make it yourself. Grow it yourself. Anything…everything…something. No matter how little or how much you’re currently growing, raising, or making- you make a difference! […]

10 Things I’ve Learned About Raising Pigs

10 Things I’ve Learned About Raising Pigs

What is it about this time of year that has me all screwed up? Undoubtedly, it’s the weather. One day it’s a beautiful 70 degrees, the next it’s 30 and I have an all-out panic attack. It’s winter! Oh my gosh- it’s gonna be snowing ANY. MINUTE.! Just LOOK at what needs to be done! […]

You Have Too Many Animals.

You Have Too Many Animals.

“You have too many animals.” I would venture to guess there are many of you who have heard this one. Am I right? Well, me too. And it’s no big deal. Can’t help but laugh at those t-shirts and memes that proclaim the proud crazy chicken lady with her 1, 5, 12, don’t-judge-me number of […]

Homestead Homemakers: Know. Your. Worth.

Homestead Homemakers: Know. Your. Worth.

It all started with Page 106 of a tattered old 1893 cookbook that I was flipping through the other night, nestled up with my baby girl, looking for some inspiration from our wise sisters of the past. And when I came upon the words on this page, I felt so strongly that they were written […]

Photos, Updates, and Ramblings

Photos, Updates, and Ramblings

Sometimes I have so many things to share, but not enough about them to create its own post- so here we are today with random photos, thoughts, and updates. Fall is quickly turning into winter with snowfall already seen and accumulations forecasted over these next few days. The chickens and ducks don’t seem to mind […]