homestead plans for next year
gardening / homesteading

homestead plans for next year

When I start tiring of watering the garden each morning (and praying for rain twice a week), I know I am at the end of August. I have a kitchen island filled with peaches, tomatoes, oregano and zucchini. I just filled the freezer with bags of raspberries, strawberries, apricots, peaches and rhubarb. The garden is … Continue reading

life on the homestead
gardening / homeschooling / homesteading

life on the homestead

Did I tell you I’ve been a practicing bread maker? This has been a fairly new endeavour. I’ve tried it before, but not made my family dependant on it until January. Occasionally I still buy bread, but mostly I keep the sourdough starter happy and make a couple loaves every few days. I won’t start … Continue reading

homeschooling / homesteading

When I grow up, I want to be a veterinarian

I may have missed my calling. I am loving this first honeymoon week of critter care. The emotion similar to my husband’s and my engagement week, or our honeymoon week, or every baby post-partum week. Puppy and chicks, woot woot! I’m loving it. I’m diligent and eager to wipe those chick butts. (yes, that’s a … Continue reading

From home to homestead…
homeschooling / homesteading

From home to homestead…

I wanted to title this post, ‘we’re having a baby’, but that would be disingenuous. We’re having thirteen babies! How to make a home a homestead? Add some critters. And we are doing that in a bakers dozen this week. An unexpected surprise added to our world, a dog baby. To decide on a dog … Continue reading