Fences, Buildings, & Pigs

Two steps forward, then one step back.  Sometimes it feels that is the way our homestead progress is going.  Late last fall, we began the process of fencing the areas needed for animals.  The process of finding a fencer, getting an estimate, reevaluating our plans, and settling finally on what part we would do versus…Read more »

Systems

I have always viewed myself as a person that thrives on variety.  I love for my days to be full of different types of tasks, hobbies, and activities.  Parenting, however, has taught me the importance of embracing routines.  While I only had one child, a lack of home systems did not affect us as much…Read more »

A Sentimental Minimalist?

My heart wants to be a minimalist.  I love countertops that are empty of appliances or other things.  I do not like trinkets that need dusting set around my home.  The more things that I see out, the less my brain can function well.  My heart also loves all things vintage.  Old coffee mugs, plates,…Read more »

A Garden Is Born

Seeds.  They never stop amazing me.  Each one holds a miracle, and I am in awe with every single sprout.  How can a tiny little black ball become a cauliflower in merely a matter of months?  Or those strangely shaped rock-looking seeds grow into Swiss Chard with vibrant, colorful stems?  The arrival of a new…Read more »

Pig Day

Y’all, we have finally done it!  We have our first farm animals on the new homestead.  Thanks to our local 4-H program, my Buddy has two pigs.  He has named them Bacon and Moolah since the program allows the family to keep one and sell the other at auction.  Our young man spends his money…Read more »

Heirlooms & Hiccups

Hi, all. It has been a while since we talked about the homestead progress.  Moving while renovating proves to be quite a long arduous process.  This is the first time we have lived in a home while renovating, and the entire game changes!  Bret and I have stayed busy scraping and painting ceilings, painting walls,…Read more »

Food for Thought

I find myself making biscuits a lot lately.  With the holidays in full swing and cold weather finally making a visit to the deep South, soups and other hearty comfort foods sound satisfying often.  Our family does not eat cornbread much, so biscuits are the next best runner up to accompany our meals.  I love…Read more »

The Beginning of Forever

Our family now has a new home!  We have purchased 4.5 acres in Northeast Alabama, and we can’t wait to shower it with love and make it our own.  Bret, The Princess, & I have all taken many pictures so we can always look back to remember our starting point, and today we will offer…Read more »

All in The Details

Being a project-oriented person, I tend to move on to the next idea before the current project is completely resolved.  Bret and I balance one another well that way; he thrives on structure and method, which proves a perfect counter to my tendency to bounce from thought to thought randomly.  One of the ways I…Read more »