Spring on the Homestead

As the last two weeks of Spring show the promise of this year in full bloom, I thought I would share the beauty of my homestead with you all..  The flowers are looking better then ever as the heat of summer starts to show us that summer is truly near.  Spring clothes gets swapped out … Continue reading Spring on the Homestead

The Easter Cat Surprise..

Happy late Easter everyone!  I hope you ALL enjoyed your Easter this year (I know I did)!  I spent the first half of my Easter working in the yard and in my gardens getting it ready for planting.  The second half of Easter was spent with my boyfriend's family, watching little kids 'find' eggs and … Continue reading The Easter Cat Surprise..

5 things I’m thankful for this year!

With thanksgiving just two days away, I decided to do a post about thankfulness.  My lovely mother always made my brother and I write out a list of things or people we were thankful for from November first to thanksgiving.  Something my brother and I thought of as a nightmare in homeschooling, we despised the … Continue reading 5 things I’m thankful for this year!

Greenhouse; A working project (Part Three)

Frame fixed, check. Frame secured, check! Tent on?  Check! Finally, the tent has been patched, pulled over the frame, and secured to the ground!  I HAVE A GREENHOUSE! I used cinder blocks to strap the tent to the ground, and then cut some logs to run across the bottom of the greenhouse to keep the … Continue reading Greenhouse; A working project (Part Three)

Ways to keep warm (when the furnace goes out)

To save money, we weren't planning on turning out furnace on until November first.  As the nights grew steadily colder, and the house became increasingly cold (at one point the thermostat said 40° inside!), we broke down and decided it was best to turn the furnace on.  Only trouble was, it wasn't turning on! So, after … Continue reading Ways to keep warm (when the furnace goes out)

Greenhouse; A working project (Part 2)

After the fiasco of the wind blowing my poor greenhouse away in the spring, I wasn't taking ANY chances!  This thing was going to stay weather it liked it or not! After getting the frame up, I needed a way to make it STAY!   I decided on cinder blocks again, only this time, underground. It … Continue reading Greenhouse; A working project (Part 2)

Greenhouse; a working project.

Back in April, my amazing parents and grandparents put their heads (and their wallets) together to get me an amazing and huge greenhouse!  I was ecstatic!  There was still frost on the ground, but my father, brother, mother and I all went outside on my Birthday, and put it together.  I loved everything about the … Continue reading Greenhouse; a working project.