Category Archives: Homemaking

60,000 new critters on the farm!

You may remember that we’ve been planning to add bees to our farm for a while now, and thanks to the help and generosity of some great friends, they’re finally here!!! As per my usual method of looking before I … Continue reading

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A Mom’s Resume

Today I applied for a temporary position at Amazon answering phones and helping with orders from home. It will be interesting to see if I get the job (ie. how desperately do they need help?!) If so, it will the … Continue reading

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Seven Quick Takes: Oct 3, 2015

Fall is upon us, and we have so much to be thankful for… (1) Pears on the trees: (2) A new chicken tractor that friends drove all the way from Indiana to gift to us. (3) A new goat on … Continue reading

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Sometimes love is messy

. I don’t have it all together. I’m not always (or even usually) organized, neat, or responsible. We leave dishes in the sink and laundry piled on the beds. We let the kids play in dirt and mud, which they track … Continue reading

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In answer to a long-lost comment… do we have “too many” children?

A long time ago, someone left a comment here, expressing their disapproval of our “large” family.  I never wrote back because I was angry and hurt and didn’t feel capable of responding in a kind way.  Instead, I saved her … Continue reading

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How to bless your mom in a few labor-intensive steps

This morning, when the light came streaming through my bedroom window around 6am, I opened my eyes just a little bit, rolled over and said to myself: “No.  I just can’t do it this morning.  We’ll milk late and the … Continue reading

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WFMW: How to fence your goats in 1,573 easy steps

*Don’t forget about our alpaca naming contest and (sort-of) giveaway!!! Click HERE to play along!!!* Wake up at 6:30am Go back to sleep Wake up at 7:00am Be thankful the baby wants to nurse and go back to sleep Get … Continue reading

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