Happy Sabbath, friends. I hope you have a lovely day ahead of you. As I’m typing this, it is Friday. We have had a very busy day at violin lessons, which are an hour away from my home. While I love offering my children an education in music (which I myself cannot give them), being … Continue reading A Home Based Life
How is your January going? I hope it has been wonderful! Now is a good time to think about all of the little blessings the Lord has given us so far this year, and to evaluate if we are working towards our goals. Earlier in the week, I looked back at some of the hopes … Continue reading A Simple January | 2022
Cool then warm. Cool then warm. This is the weather pattern we have experienced so far this December. Some days, I am holed up inside, wearing a sweater and dreaming of spring. Other times, I hear the chorus of frogs nearby and the air is downright muggy. It has been strange to say the least. … Continue reading A Simple December
https://youtu.be/DEn_OVaJmfw (The written words below are a transcript for the video I created with my family. I hope you enjoy it.) "This job of motherhood has been given to me to do. Therefore, it is a gift. Therefore, it is a privilege. Therefore, it is an offering I may make to God. Therefore, it is … Continue reading Slow Living | Thankfulness and Contentment
The air is crisp, the nights are cool...Fall is definitely here! I've been enjoying all of the outdoor things at our little homestead lately. Fall just makes everything better. Last week I filmed a short outdoor tour of our home and posted it on YouTube. I wanted to share it with you here as well. … Continue reading Fall Homestead Tour with Video
Once upon a time, I craved leaving my home. Every day, I wanted to leave. This is something I'm not proud of. I didn't understand God's plan for me to be a keeper at home. I couldn't keep my home well if I was never there! Lately, I've realized that if I have too many … Continue reading Slow Living in Today’s World
Yesterday was overcast, with a sprinkling of showers here and there. My thirsty garden appreciated it greatly, and so did I. By the end of the day the rain had passed on, and my younger children greatly enjoyed helping me harvest onions. I enjoyed their laughter while snipping off heads of calendula before heading back … Continue reading Caught Between Simplicity and Social Expectations
On Sunday, most of my family and I traveled through Tennessee and into Kentucky to visit the sweetest farm and home to Silly Goats Soap Co. It was a totally unexpected continuation of our decision to start a small dairy goat herd on our five acres of land. We returned home with two adorable Lamancha … Continue reading Backward Thinking…Why Do We Want Bigger Homes and Less Land?