It was rough, man. For the last year our teeny living room was our only living space as we ripped apart our 98 year-old home to make room for the extreme farmhouse remodel. For nearly all of 2015, we ate in that room, did homeschool in that room, played in that room, relaxed (sort of…) in that […]
It has begun. They’re eating my vegetables. They’re eating my cows. They’re eating us. Just like clockwork, every summer I find myself spending an inordinate amount of time battling bugs. Hanging fly strips (best invention EVAH), making natural homemade insect repellents, sucking up moths with the vacuum, waging war with the fly swatter… It all […]
The million dollar question: Do REAL homesteaders use crock pots and stick blenders? Well, I’m still not exactly sure what qualifies a “real” homesteader, but I’m gonna answer that question with a resounding YES. I have a deep appreciation for my stick blender. And my dishwasher. And my washing machine. And I’m pretty sure Ma […]
*Flicker flicker flicker* When I’m sitting by the blazing wood stove on a cold winter’s night, I gotta have a candle. No ifs, ands, or buts, the moment is simply not complete without the dancing light of a burning wick. Even though I’m dumped most of my candles in favor of my essential diffusers (because […]
Hands belonging to a homesteader take a lot of abuse… Especially when said homesteader is not a fan of wearing gloves. Like me. I mean, yeah, I do wear gloves when it’s really cold, or when I’m doing something really rough (like rolling up barbed wire), but otherwise, I like to be able to feel and touch […]
I love the simple joy that comes from making something yourself. From candles and soap to hand creams and home decor, there are enough DIY projects here to keep you busy for a while.