• Farming,  Homesteading

    Pigs on the Homestead

    Well, it’s official…We have pigs on the homestead! This is an incredibly exciting and nerve-wracking venture for us (particularly me). It’s a big step in a forward direction! This has been a long-time coming, but it still feels like a snap decision in some ways. We wanted to get some kind of larger livestock by 2018, but then we had the fire, and then I got pregnant, so that plan flew out the window. We had to nix 2019 right off the bat because we knew we’d have a new baby, and I wouldn’t be able to handle that kind of extra workload. 2020, that was the new plan. But…

  • Uncategorized

    Big Changes

    By the end of June, I think this is going to feel like a whole new homestead. There are some big changes coming this spring! In the last month, we’ve made several major decisions. We ordered a tractor, we’re getting pigs, and we ordered chickens and turkeys! The tractor is going to (hopefully) allow us to take care of some bigger projects this year. Recently, I mentioned that we ordered a greenhouse as well, so things are really taking on a different feel! The decision to buy a tractor was sudden, and yet not really. We have talked about it sort of off-handedly in the past. We didn’t have the…

  • About Us

    2021: The First Quarter

    Can you believe that we’re through the first quart of 2021 already? Because I can’t. It’s April already, and I feel like yet another year is flying by. I haven’t written a basic update in awhile, so I think I’m about due! I know, I’ve been shared some posts recently of projects I’ve been working on, but I haven’t really gone into what our days have been like and what our plans are for this year. To start, we’ve been a strange kind of busy. Lots of projects around the house that I didn’t really plan to do but that needed doing, plenty of relaxing craft time, and lots of…

  • Projects,  Sewing

    Another Sewing Room Makeover

    During the month of December, I worked on not one, not two, but three projects that I did NOT want to do. Two were urgent and out of necessity (a broken toilet and a broken countertop). The third was another sewing room makeover. Did I want it done? Yes. Did I want to work on it? No. Honestly, I had been putting off this project for a long time. Partially because I thought it would be expensive to do, and partially because I knew it would be a really big project. It ended up being a much bigger project than I had even anticipated, but I actually picked the perfect…

  • Projects

    Pumpkin’s Laboratory

    This winter ended up being much busier than I had anticipated. I had hoped to work on just one project over the winter, and instead, I never worked on that particular one, and ended up doing many others. Miss Lady was getting antsy to have her room to herself as Cheeks was beginning to disrupt her sleep and was just about ready to move out of the crib. That brought about the question of where we’d move him (or her), and if we needed to move more than just one child. In the end, only he moved, but it led to a lot of cleaning and other projects, including working…