This year we officially passed a milestone we have been working towards the entire time we have owned the property. We have observed our very first Monarch caterpillar. Since purchasing the property we have been working to propagate pollinator friendly wildflowers, preferably native ones. While a portion of this is due to our honeybees, the … Continue reading The Joys of Milkweed
Last night C and I got into a bit of an argument. Nothing to worry about and nothing that wasn't resolved. I have been having an internal struggle that I have been projecting onto him. I feel like I'm not pulling my weight (and I can hear my friends laughing now). I have always brought … Continue reading Where is this going?
Every once in a while I get a great reminder as to what we are doing and why. I came across a meme on social media today that went on and on about how "the new American lifestyle" is to basically steal $75,000 from government assistance programs. Being someone who has been, and is currently … Continue reading Dear America: FEED YOUR PEOPLE
I don't have much time during the day for things like daydreaming, so unfortunately I daydream at bad times, like when I am driving (which causes me to turn when I mean to go straight, oops), or when I am talking to people (which is really bad because my mom says I am not as … Continue reading Daydreaming and role models
One of the most important things I find about the homesteading lifestyle is the importance of working together to help each other achieve your goals. I think in life we don't help each other enough, but as a homesteading community altruism is a much more desired trait. There is a lot more trading of goods … Continue reading Living as a Community
Now that summer has officially hit and we are starting to harvest some of our garden crops I am once again really excited about meal planning. We have been doing really good at planning our meals and staying within a $150 budget for 2 weeks, however.... things are about to get real! We splurged a … Continue reading More meal planning
We are STILL waiting to apply for the sewage permit. I have been calling the guy we bought the property from every day for almost a week and he isn't returning my calls. We need to get the plat of the property from him in order to apply for the permit. once we turn in … Continue reading Frustrated
It's amazing the things in life that we take for granted. We are so lucky to have power in our home, clean running water, the choice of how we want our children to be educated. I am visiting this topic because yesterday our cistern ran out of water (or at least I thought it had, … Continue reading First World Problems
Our garden is doing really well. I am so proud of it. The house is still currently at a standstill, but I should hopefully be getting the sewage permit this week, or at least getting the perc test complete. I'll feel better once we really get the ball rolling on this. In the meantime we … Continue reading Stuff is growing!!!
I love my job. It's work, and it forces me to be motivated, but when I am working I love it. For those of you who don't know I am a Mary Kay consultant. I have been for over 9 years. I was a director for a period of time until my son had major … Continue reading Time to get back to work