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!
It’s been several months now since we took our road trip, and I have still not written about our adventure! (Probably because it would have been a book, all of the details were so fresh in my mind!) I ‘ll be breaking this story up into two portions because there is just so much to… Continue reading Lower Mississippi River Road Trip (Part 1)
Homesteading burnout is a real thing. The decision to start homesteading isn’t one taken lightly by anybody, and it’s no surprise that it can be stressful. The question is, how do you deal with that stress, and what are steps you can take to help reduce it or avoid it in the future?
I love seeing the things that our homesteading kids get excited about! Greenhouses, seeds, pruning trees, chickens… even making maple syrup!