Hello friends, I hope you are doing well! It has been a nice summer over here so far. I'm settling into learning how to can and preserve produce from my garden, which has been nice. My green beans haven't produced as much as I had hoped so far. I have a few more planting just … Continue reading Lessons in Contentment
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
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
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?
Friends, I hope you've had a lovely weekend and are stepping into the week with joy! We have so much to be thankful for. My husband and I were able to sneak away a couple of days ago to finish up shopping for our son's 11th birthday next week. It was so much fun! My … Continue reading Our Homestead Goals 2021
We have enjoyed a slow and simple January in our home, and it has been absolutely perfect. Not that our home life is "perfect," but it is pretty wonderful. I'm determined to make my home a sanctuary from the outside world. I want to combat the noise with the good and the lovely. The Lord … Continue reading A Slow and Simple January