• About Us,  Homesteading

    Plans for 2022

    I’ve been thinking a lot about our plans for 2022. It’s been a little bit difficult to come up with something I feel is fairly solid, because we have a couple of variables that are, to some extent, unknown. But I’m doing my best to try to map out a plan for the year so we know what steps to take and when. Every year, there are several factors we take into consideration when coming up with a list of goals for the year. Finances and time commitments, as well as our desire to reach a goal are all things we need to think about when making our plans. If…

  • 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…

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    The Kitchen Counter

    Most years, I spend the week before Christmas in a flurry of baking, gift making, and gift wrapping. This year, I spent a few days replacing the kitchen counter around the sink. You may recall that a few years ago, I put in a whole new cabinet, sink, and countertop in the kitchen. The cabinet setup that had been there was very badly damaged and rotting, and we ended up replacing everything. We decided to put in a tiled countertop the first time around, but not without some apprehension. The biggest concern was that we were not sure how well it would hold up over time. But tile countertops are…

  • Projects

    Building an Outhouse

    It’s not very common today to hear somebody say “I need to build an outhouse.” In fact, most people will think you’ve lost your marbles if you tell them something like that. Most of the guys I know think it’s silly, because “Why can’t you just pee in the grass?” and for the people who don’t think that, it’s more like “Why? Don’t you have a toilet in your house?” In fact, after building the outhouse, Scott had to tease me a little and ask all of the people who came over for Rocket Club, “Is it normal for you to go to work and come home and your wife…

  • What a lovely view to come home to!
    Gardening,  Homesteading,  Projects

    And I’m Feeling Good…

      I could really easily gripe about all of the things that went wrong over the past week or so.  I mean, there were so many things that did not go right.  But there were so many things that happened that were great, and I’d rather focus on that.  So even though there was a lot that went wrong, I’m feeling good… I’m a bit behind in my writing, so I want to go back and cover anything I may have missed.  It appears as though all of my gardening/homesteading blogging friends have also been extremely busy, because they have been just as “bad” about keeping up with their writing…