I have been absent for a while from here due to all the summer projects going on. I'm sorry I haven't been posting updates on here. I'm so tired and my brain is filled with a million projects at once. My library stacks are full of books on perennial vegetables, organic gardening, foraging, cooking with … Continue reading We can’t do everything, but everyone can do something.
If you recall, last fall we moved to an old farmstead. We had been very busy finishing the inside of the house during the winter, and now we have started working outdoors on the property. There was an old farmhouse garage on site that had seen it's better days. The ceiling was falling in and … Continue reading Cleaning out the junk to make places of beauty.
These are different times! My daughter and I are pining away for the time we can meet up with our friends. It's hard not having church or playdates. We are trying to make use of our 'extra time' to get some much needed projects done here. I'm realizing I can either read the news/social media … Continue reading What to do during this time of ‘social distancing’
Like I mentioned in my goals post, I've been skim reading a lot of nutritional information books lately. There's so much to learn about .....everything, that I can't read everything for detail. So I speed read/skimmed, while taking notes on the important take-aways. So far I've read: Eat to Beat Disease: I loved this book! (my husband … Continue reading What goes in…..will come out.
Spring feels so far away, as I zip up my coat and pull on my hood to keep me warm from the February wind. Yet, it taunts me with patches of brown grass, lakes of melted snow under my van, and the feeling of warm sunshine. If it would actually help speed it up, I … Continue reading What to do when you are aching for a dream.
We can make the best plans, pray a lot, and do our part in following through on a dream. Yet, some dreams will not happen.....or at least not in the time frame we were hoping for. Lost dreams and plans stink. Some are gone forever...and some just require a longer wait time. We don't always … Continue reading Grieving the loss of a dream
Well, it is currently blowing like crazy and we are forecasted to have up to eight inches of snow today. The drifts are over the drive, and we are tucked inside admiring the view. Part of the joys of having kids is reliving your childhood. My oldest and I went out exploring snowdrifts just like … Continue reading Year Word and Year Goals
How is it January 10th? Wasn't Christmas just yesterday? I feel like the last month has been a blur of activity and I'm still trying to get my planner broke in. Though my calendar and planner may be behind, I've been pretty excited dreaming of our goals for this year. Honestly, at times I just … Continue reading Goals and wishes
Yes, it is Christmas. And yes, I am writing. But not because I'm avoiding family. But rather because the oldest two are napping, so it's time for some personal time doing what Mama enjoys....reading and writing. This has been one of the most beautiful and fulfilling Christmases. This morning, my husband and I were trying … Continue reading Gifts are made to be shared!
I feel like the holidays rush into each other at the speed of a freight train. We celebrate Thanksgiving, then the next day it's Christmas already! This being the first holiday season in our new house makes me even more thankful for new traditions, more space for hosting people, and enjoying the winter wonderland views … Continue reading Gratitude changes people.