Sunday, February 24, 2013


 We've been spending a lot of time at the farm lately...preparing a garden plot, repairing fences, fixing up and cleaning out the barn, roaming the fields, drinking coffee and cooking warm hearty soups.

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Some say it's a bit early to be preparing the garden plot, but in actuality, it isn't at all. There is much to be done. The soil hasn't been worked in quite some time, so we've decided to get a head start. Jordan got the tiller started and has been tilling the ground while his friend and I have been collecting manure to add to it.

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The beginnings of the plot (early morning) facing east.

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S is always following dad around the farm. He loves to be right up in everything, dad's number one helper.  So this is my view during the day...

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When it is time for nap, I put him in the baby carrier and roam the fields. This helps to mentally unwind by listening to the wind and feeling the rhythm of my walk. He's asleep in no time.

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My plan for this blog is to document the progress of this little homestead. If I make time, I want to track when I sow and harvest, weed and fertilize, can and freeze, along with other family happenings. I can not wait!

Broccoli seeds are going to be started indoors in a few days and transplanted at the end of March. This is my first time, so wish me luck!

Thursday, January 10, 2013


I know, this post is so 5 minutes ago. That's me for ya, a few steps behind everyone else.

I am not usually one to make resolutions for the new year, but this year is different. I am finding myself more in-tune and with that I need to make a few changes. Some, more serious than others. Here are the things I couldn't help but focus on.

1.  Wear more long skirts. I just feel good in them.

2. Complete a large home improvement goal that I set for each month.

    -January, paint the kitchen - doors, trim, walls and cabinets
    -February, get rid of old basement windows and install glass block windows
    -March, put up privacy fence on the poodle side of the yard (they are terribly vicious toward S and our chickens sneak under existing fence)
    - The rest are yet to be made

3. Reduce screen time dramatically. Several months ago we moved our only T.V. down stairs to Jordan's man room. Now it is time to eliminate computer time when S is awake. I feel he gets anxious if I am on my computer and that makes me feel terrible. Plus, he will only be little once. The computer will always be there, but my baby will not. It's time to recognize. So far, so good.

If I think of anymore, I will be sure to add them.