This post is coming a bit late in 2023, but our goals list is finally more finalized than in January. Our yearly goals revolved around a few central tenets, saving money, our health, and long-term sustainability. These goals feel even more important this year than they have in the past. So here are our goals […]
I recently saw a video on Tiktok of a fellow homesteader doing a homemade kitchen restock and fell in love with this practice. We have since begun to do this weekly in our home. Homesteading on a good day is a challenging but rewarding practice. This practice of homemade restocks have made it a little
Happy February and Blessed Imbolc! This time of year we prepare to welcome back the warmth and start our journey into growing season. January was a bit of a rough month on the homestead. My husband and I were recovering from oral surgery (he still has one more round to go later this month), and
Happy New Year and here is to another year of reading challenges! This year, my personal reading challenge is to read 60 books. Last year, my goal was to read 50 books and I got to 52! My daughters goal this year is 100 books! To help me on my reading and reviewing journey this
It is the start of the new year, and one of my favorite parts is the new planners, calendars, and almanacs. Between my MS and my neurodivergent brain, I need to write everything down in multiple places to stay (somewhat) organized. This is why I love the combination of traditional planners, bullet journals, and almanacs
While our “thanksgiving” is on the pagan holiday of Mabon, we have a wonderful dinner for those in our family who are not pagan on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is all about good food, family, and comfort while preparing for winter’s long and cold dark. This week is always an exciting time, especially for the kids. So,
Winters in Tennessee are a bit like playing roulette, you never know exactly what kind we will get. It could be cold and wet, bitter and snowy, or dry and chilly. My grandmother used to always say to watch the animals in the early fall, they will tell you what winter you will be in
I am a warrior fighting to survive multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and interstitial cystitis. When the transition of seasons fading from one to another is always very hard on my body. So, the question, I have been often asked is, “how do you homestead when you are chronically ill,” and I often respond with I just
It is February here in Tennessee, and that means it is time to start prepping for our projects here on the homestead. Even though it is still cold and a bit frozen outside, our project and garden prep has to begin in February, or we will not get everything accomplished for the year. Our prep includes finalizing all garden plans and budgets, ordering and starting some seeds, and starting our spring cleaning.
Planning is an integral part of a successful homestead and January is the perfect time to start planning the new year and our projects.