A reflection and an intention

Good afternoon readers! We are sitting here, on this super snowy day, that started with a skyfull of freezing rain and ice pellets. I can’t believe that for April 16th we are getting THIS much snow and cold weather. I was hoping that we would be in those spring temps and I could start doing…

When life hands you lemons (or apples in this case)

Good morning my gorgeous readers! My apologies for being inconsistent with posting lately, my home computer is definitely on the fritz, and I can’t upload anything from there. Unfortunately, there are many more things higher up on the “needs” list for this homestead than a new computer (which Jim and I have discussed), so please…

Run, Chicken! Run!

Hey all! So like my last post had stated, we built a chicken run this weekend. It was a totally romantic way to spend our first anniversary, sore backs, tore up hands and all! We have been leery to let our girls out for the past month or so, as we have a family of…

The Ultimate Catch-Up Post

Good afternoon everyone! We are incredibly sorry that it has taken us so long to post again (weekly in the summertime is a hard nut to crack around here), and our home computer is on the fritz (again), with our internet being slow (to non-existent). Alas, here I come with the ultimate catch-up post of…

Everything is coming up Milhouse…

Happy Monday everyone! I hope that you all had a great weekend, and that the weather was favourable to do all of your outdoor and indoor activities! We had a beautiful weekend, so we took advantage of it, as much as we could, and hammered out some activities around the yard and house that we…

Our ‘Steader Mentality (and what we do with it)

Good morning everyone! My usual Saturday post is a little delayed, as we had a BIG birthday party in our family yesterday! Our little nephew Nolan had his FIRST birthday bash yesterday, and it was so much fun! I can’t believe time has gone that quickly already… It seems like just yesterday that he was…

What we are workin’ with…

Good morning everyone! So like my intro post mentioned, this weekend’s post will be filled with information about our property, our why’s, and our short-term goals. Hopefully this gives you an overview of what we are workin’ with, so that anyone looking to embark on a similar adventure can use our information! Our Property For…

Sauerkraut… Not as gross as it sounds!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there! This morning was a big morning here, as Jim’s sauerkraut that we have had fermenting on the counter all week is finally complete and ready for the fridge! Don’t get me wrong, I completely understand that some people live for this shit (like Jim), but after…

The Start of Our Homesteading Adventure

Hey there everyone! I know, it’s been awhile since I posted anything on this blog, and to be quite honest, it’s because I really never had anything to say (I know, ME, with nothing to say?!). But here it is. We’ve made some big decisions recently in this household, which I would like to share…

How to plan (and why to plan) a secret wedding

So, this is it. This is one of the Big Lebowski photos of my entire life. I know exactly what Jim is saying to me in this photo, and exactly why I’m smiling. A simple “we pulled it off, we really fucking did it”. July 30th, 2016, at approximately 5pm, we had a yard full…

Aspiring Simplicity

Living with less, minimalism, making due. All of these things are on the forefront of many blogs and websites lately, and for good reason. We are living in a society of excessive consumerism, where material goods equate to being successful. Those who have the best of everything and the newest gizmos are often seen as…