No More Pigs

Hello, everyone!  This is the post that I promised to my friends and family on Facebook.  Here, we enter the story of how the pigs are gone from our little homestead. Do you ever have those projects that are doomed from the start?  This may have been that endeavor for us, but all things went…Read more »

Can I Have Coffee?

We have recently delved back into the realm of hosting events on our little homestead.  We have not done much of that since we moved to our forever home during the era of quarantines.  When we have a group of people coming, I break out the old faithful drip coffee pot.  (At least until I…Read more »

Storms & Sewing Projects

During the recent storms that ripped through Alabama, I found myself hunkered down in our basement.  We have unreliable internet in normal weather, so when storms came our internet was virtually useless.  This reality is one of the only things that I dislike about being further out into the country. Until recently, storms do not…Read more »

Learning to Love Those Pigs

               The only “farm” animals on our little fledgling homestead right now are those rough, stinky pigs.  I have been inordinately slow coming around to liking those animals.  They are quite different from rabbits and chickens, dogs and cats.  These animals are the only ones I have had on our property so far, and pigs…Read more »

Good, Better, & Best

               Sometimes I can be a bit of a perfectionist.  In my estimation, perfectionism has a happy side and a morose side; often, I find myself sucked into the latter.  On the happy side, perfectionism enables us to create quality results in whatever we are doing.  The morose side leads to a depressive attitude that…Read more »

Quick Homestead Update

               Tractor Supply has chicks!  My heart is happy.  We went to two different cities to find a store that still had a few in stock.  Bret knew it was a bad idea, but I NEEDED to go see them.  The kids’ eyes lit up as much as mine did when we walked through the…Read more »

Grandma’s Homemade Bread

My bread machine is one of my favorite kitchen tools, even though I use it mostly to make pizza dough.  Most often, I use the bread machine for the entire dough making process of whatever bread-type item I am making, then do the actual baking in the oven.  I have tried multiple bread recipes, different…Read more »

A Wandering Soul

               Since we are building a homestead, one might think we are homebodies in a way.  I guess that could be true, since in a perfect world we could focus solely on creating this little mini-farm oasis that we dream about and work toward.  Still, there is a part of me that craves variety.  I…Read more »