A Homemaker’s Day || April 7, 2021

Spring is here, and my days have become more full. Besides tending to normal household things, I also get to work outdoors. Yay! As much as I love it, I usually fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.

Yesterday was no different. After assigning schoolwork and feeding Moses his cereal, I decided to sew the dress my eight-year-old had been begging me to make. She wanted a pink dress with white sleeves, a belt, and a bow. She was quite detailed with her description, and I hope I lived up to her expectations, ha! I went to my computer and found a very old peasant dress pattern that I had purchased off of etsy years ago. After making the pattern by taping together various pieces of paper, I began to make it. After about an hour it was finished, and thankfully she loved it. Now I must make a barnyard and heart dress for my other two young daughters.

I put a load of laundry in the wash and started to fold a different load before my daughter Morgan made homemade pizza for lunch. Yum!

Moses rode on my back to check on our goats and tend to the garden. One of our doelings has grown hoarse from all of her bleating. Bless her. Hopefully she will get used to her new home soon. They are doing very well, and we brushed them before pulling up some weeds for our chickens to enjoy.

I eyed our yard…I just purchased a bag of milky spore to put out soon. We had a crazy amount of Japanese Beetles attack out plants last spring, and hopefully this will somewhat prevent them.

We watered the seedlings that are now lining our front porch along with the seed potatoes I had picked up from Ace Hardware over the weekend. At this point, some of my kiddos had finished their school work, and wildflower picking had commenced! My oldest son also helped mix more soil for our raised beds, which is a combination of compost, top soil, and peat moss.

After doing another laundry swap, I asked my children to pick up the living/dining room area while Moses napped. Afterwards, a simple dinner of tacos was started while I scrambled to make my husband a batch of granola bars before he returned home from work.

After dinner I folded another load of laundry before heading outside to plant seven hydrangea starts I had taken from cuttings at our cabin in the fall. Hydrangeas were our wedding flower, and I just love them. My husband helped me dig the holes, and I added fresh garden soil and organic fertilizer around them from Walmart. I hope they all make it!

We finished the day by watching the new episode of Weed ‘Em and Reap, slightly devastated that they are selling Stella, ha! After the kids bedtime routine, I was ready to fall asleep myself. It had been a long, but good, day.

Now a new day is here, and I’m excited to see what it will hold. I hope you have a blessed one, ladies!

This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalms 118:24

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