Halloween night, we received a phone call from Bradley on his way home from work. An owl had hit the side of his car, right at the top of our driveway. He had turned around to check on it, and it was lying unconscious, with its legs in the air. Gentle heart that he is,…Read more »
I am so grateful for a lazy Sunday morning. Bradley took the kids on a hike and so I actually have five minutes to myself, to breathe, and to reflect. It’s been a very busy, productive, and action-packed month so far (previous post: October so far . . .). That’s all well and good –…Read more »
I don’t know about you guys, but it’s been a really big month in my little world. (I’m going to pause right here to be transparent about the fact that this post has absolutely nothing to do with homesteading, or parenting even – both of which are the ostensible subjects of this blog. If you’re…Read more »
It’s officially fall, and our garden has been slowly closing down. The peppers have been harvested, the swiss chard chopped, blanched and bagged for the deep freezer, the broccoli is in flower, the turnips and mustard greens have long since gone to seed. Everything is wild and unkempt (my favorite). We won’t till anything under…Read more »
One year ago, my mom (“Nana ‘Toria”) and her partner (“Nana Steph,” aka “Nana Banana” as lovingly dubbed by the kids because she once said she likes bananas, and it stuck) came to visit us on the homestead. They were living in North Carolina at the time, but during their visit they fell in love…Read more »
Y’all, I gotta admit: I’m exhausted – happily exhausted. The past 10 days were a whirlwind of travel and activity, and while I enjoyed each and every moment, I have never been so glad to pull into the driveway, hear the crunch of gravel beneath my tires, and see our beautiful homestead in the moonlight,…Read more »
Giant cabbages ~ Our garden’s gift, chopped, transformed ~ Into sauerkraut!