Category: Family

The Unspoken Code

“Wherever you are at this time in your life, do your best, give it your all, do it with your whole heart, be brave, courageous, strong, and be at peace. And if you find yourself discontent ask yourself why. You may, like me, be… Continue Reading “The Unspoken Code”

Fitted Face Mask with Wool Filter

The mask thing wasn’t something I was eager to participate in. We are, after all quite isolated as it is. What use would we have for such a thing? But my grandparents asked if we could find them a few on Amazon and order… Continue Reading “Fitted Face Mask with Wool Filter”

Homeschool Crafts – Mycenaean Helmet

History has always been one of those subjects that can be a challenge to teach people of just about any age. Memorizing facts and dates about people groups that are long gone and seem to have little bearing on the present is difficult, especially… Continue Reading “Homeschool Crafts – Mycenaean Helmet”

Cutting the cord – living without television

Homesteading is more about what you do than it is about where you are. When it comes to making entertainment choices, many people in the homestead community choose to either go without television completely or at least drastically reduce their consumption of it. The… Continue Reading “Cutting the cord – living without television”

Time travel – back to winter

Here in Central Texas, Springtime began to peek out from behind the gray clouds of winter, but we found it necessary to travel to a land where Winter still holds its strong grip. My Aunt passed away last week and her memorial service was… Continue Reading “Time travel – back to winter”

My decision to leave the workplace and stay home

My decision to leave the workplace and stay home… …was a hard one! But it was the plan all along. Ever since we decided we wanted another child, and God answered with our little Liam, we had planned for me to leave the workplace… Continue Reading “My decision to leave the workplace and stay home”

Truly a weekend to remember

Vacations are a rarity these days, especially with a toddler and a barn full of hungry animals. Thankfully, due to the grace and friendship of neighbors who agreed to take on our responsibilities we spent this past weekend on the wonderful island of South… Continue Reading “Truly a weekend to remember”

Father’s Day and Dodging a Bullet

This past weekend I was blessed with a wonderful Father’s Day! It has been much more difficult to get the whole family together since most of them have grown, left the nest and started out on their own lives. This Sunday though it was… Continue Reading “Father’s Day and Dodging a Bullet”

Almost there and fundraising

I can barely believe that our nearly three year journey will come to fruition in just a couple of weeks! Our house is almost complete and we will be calling the farm our home by the end of March. We have been genuinely satisfied… Continue Reading “Almost there and fundraising”

On the move, one step closer to the homestead

I picked up the U Haul truck early Saturday morning and by 8:30 am our “hive” was buzzing with activity. The day sure went by fast, but once I returned the truck and the sun started to fade my body tried to tell me… Continue Reading “On the move, one step closer to the homestead”

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