After the fire, it seemed like a good time to review our 2018 homesteading plans to see if we were on track, and what kind of changes we might need to make with some of the new projects that will be requiring our time this year.
April wasn’t quite as productive for us as March was, but sometimes that happens in Wisconsin. You never know if you’ll wind up with the flu or get buried in a snowstorm. Some years we get sunburn, other years, not so much!
This post is first and foremost for the friends and family who have been worried about us. We’re okay. And for those who haven’t heard, we had a coop fire here on Monday
What is “victory bread” you ask? It’s not some special recipe or a secret kind of bread… it’s that first loaf of bread that you make that turns out successfully after previous failed attempts at making homemade deliciousness. This might come as a surprise to some, but I didn’t figure out how to make bread successfully until a couple of months ago!
Like many other states, weather during the month of March is unpredictable. One day it’s 50 degrees out and sunny, and the next it is below freezing and snowing, so we take advantage of the weather… utilizing the snowy days for working on unfinished projects indoors, and using the nice, warm days for outdoor work on the homestead.
The second half of our journey along the Mississippi River took us to Natchez, Vicksburg, Memphis, and back to St. Louis before we headed through Chicago and back home to Wisconsin. It was quite a road trip!