Homestead Journal: Clearing Out

January 30th, 2017 We’ve been so busy outside these past couple weeks. The weather has ranged from cloudy and freezing to sunny, spring-like mid-60’s. One of our major goals this year is to clean up the homestead and get things in order. Over the past...
Homestead Journal: We’re Snowed In.

Homestead Journal: We’re Snowed In.

  January 10, 2017 We’re going on five days snowed in on the homestead. We didn’t get a ton of snow, but the 9-10 inches that we did get was enough to prevent us from being able to make the winding drive through the woods to the main road. As the sun has popped...
Firewood Storage: Why We Built A Woodshed

Firewood Storage: Why We Built A Woodshed

  We’ve had a lot of projects going on this year. One of our most recently completed projects is the new woodshed my husband built. Isn’t it glorious? In all honesty, it was tough for me to justify spending the money to build the structure. In my...
From Gangs To Goats

From Gangs To Goats

I recently did an interview with Tim Young from The Self Sufficient Life, which I must say was my absolute favorite interview of all time- hands down. He touched on things I’ve never talked about on the blog, especially about my life before becoming a...
A Lesson About Contentment From The Fir Tree

A Lesson About Contentment From The Fir Tree

I read a bedtime story to my children the other day, and felt that its lesson was meant more for me in that moment than for the kids. In this imperfect and often uncertain journey of life that we each take, it can be easy to look ahead and long for better days. Each...