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!
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.
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!
The final stages of our first beekeeping season included honey extraction, a missed chance at winterizing, and plenty of learning.