As we spring into spring around here, we begin the season of birthdays. Lili celebrated her 6th birthday last week and today our middle son celebrates his 31st birthday!! Yes, I’m old enough to have a 32-year-old and young enough to have a 6-year-old and 3-year-old 🙂 Spring is also a time for renewal andContinue reading “Spring Into Spring”
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Seems like I’ve spent so much time talking about our homesteading plans lately that I thought some of you might want updates on some of the other things in our lives. Let’s talk homeschooling! One of the things I enjoy most about homeschooling is the pure excitement when one of the girls suddenly understands aContinue reading “A Little of This + A Little of That = A Little Bit About Our Life”
A big part of our homesteading plans include building a new house. We will need a roof over our heads after all! Finding the right home plan requires established criteria for what we want in our next home, so we made a list of the things we felt were most important. 1. An open floorContinue reading “Home Sweet Home”
On Saturday, we went out to look at some land for sale. It was actually a pretty nice day for traipsing out in the dirt. The sun was out and while it was cool (this is January in Illinois after all), it wasn’t too bad for this time of the year. We went out onContinue reading “Have We Found Our Future Homestead?”
I can vividly remember learning how to cook spaghetti in my local 4-H club. I remember how excited I felt about cooking my first spaghetti dinner for my family and even more excited that my dinner actually turned out to be pretty darn good. Cooking and baking was something I really did enjoy as aContinue reading “Finding Me Again”
As we are preparing to put our house on the market, we’re also keeping our eyes open for land in the country. Land that will allow us to build a home, add some chickens and goats, plenty of room for a BIG garden with room to roam and expand as we want. While we couldContinue reading “Looking for Our Little Piece of Heaven”
During my childhood, a favorite television show in our house was “Green Acres” – The New York attorney dreams of being a farmer so he buys a run-down farm and drags his wife away from the city to begin their own homestead in Hooterville USA. Each week we would tune in to watch Oliver and LisaContinue reading “Green Acres”