A Homemaker’s Day: May 25, 2021

Happy Tuesday, ladies! I hope everyone had a good day yesterday, and are looking forward to the rest of the week. I thought I’d share a bit about my Monday with you. Our Mondays are a little different, in that my husband is usually off from work. It’s a good time for us to get some projects done!

I woke up anxious to check on my garden. Something had been digging it up! I took the advice of several vloggers and placed eggs underneath my tomatoes. Well, apparently they could be smelled by an animal which had great fun digging most of them up.

And now, the creature has resorted to digging up all of my plants just for fun. Just in case an egg can be found, I guess. This morning was no different. My new sweet potato starts, as well as tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash were uprooted. Oh, it is so frustrating! Our garden is on the opposite side of our home than our Great Pyrenees, which is why the problem started.

I fixed what I could before fertilizing my roses. I bemoaned about my predicament before my husband took my daughter to the dentist. He promised to pick up a trap from Tractor Supply on the way home.

I then got a load of laundry in the washing machine before sewing up two skirts for Etsy shop orders. Pineapple and horse themed birthdays are near. How fun!

I then realized that my husband forgot to take a few Etsy packages with him, so I hopped into our van and ran them to our nearest Post Office after feeding Moses his cereal.

Once I returned home, we spent a few minutes with our goats before eating leftovers for lunch. I put another load of laundry into the washer before laying Moses down for his nap. My husband had returned home by this time, and had set two traps.

While Moses was napping, my husband and oldest son picked up a load of mulch to spread in the garden. I got started making a butterfly peasant-style dress for Mabrey. I had found the sweetest fabric discounted at Hobby Lobby for $3 per yard! I had planned on purchasing three matching dresses for my girls for a special event on Friday, but couldn’t find anything affordable. So of course I went to Hobby Lobby. Materials cost $13 for three dresses. Score! I’ll be working on the other two dresses throughout the week.

After folding a lot of clothes and eating dinner, we all went outside. It was cool enough to shovel mulch into the garden, and my younger kiddos decided to jump on the trampoline while we were doing so. I also harvested celery for the first time ever. It took two years to grow. I had moved it to my new garden from the cabin!

I finished the day by reading a devotion from Sojourner by Casey Norton. I used to read her blog, Walking Redeemed, some time ago, and I’m enjoying her devotional.

(Pest update…the creature turned over the small trap, and reached through the bars of the large trap to grab the bait. We are probably dealing with a raccoon.)

I hope your week is lovely! Mine would be a lot better if we could catch the rascal! Hopefully tomorrow.

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! “For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor?” “Or who has first given to Him And it shall be repaid to him?” For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

Romans 11:33‭-‬36

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