We have a shed! And other things…

I have been silent on here for awhile. I love to read all of your updates around your homesteads and am so inspired. We have been very busy here on our half acre this spring. You may notice the old farm fence is gone as well. After many years of overgrowth, we knew the fence … Continue reading We have a shed! And other things…

A Shed or Barn?

The beginning of building a shed is full of excitement and uncertainty. When we began building our garden shed 9 weeks ago, we had no idea the work and grit it would involve! Here is the gambrel-style replacement roof. We were able to salvage 80% of our wood from the gable-style roof and it came … Continue reading A Shed or Barn?

Raisin’ and Tearin’

Yep. We had ourselves a roof raisin' on day 1, only to tear it down on day 2. Following the instructions carefully and building a template to make the rafters for the roof, we assembled it and were hopeful to get the plywood, paper, and shingles on before the snow came at New Years. After … Continue reading Raisin’ and Tearin’

Breaking Ground

The week after Thanksgiving, we started pushing dirt for our dream garden shed. This shed would be at the edge of our property next to the new home of the garden beds. But not just any shed kit... no no no! That would be far too pricy. We purchased a plan online and a list … Continue reading Breaking Ground

Effortless Meal Planning

It seemed to get away from me this last year. When the freezer and pantry felt full, but there was nothing to put together-- a frustrating state.... The days would be long only to come home to frozen meat and no fresh produce....let's eat out. I was desperate to change something. I have done and … Continue reading Effortless Meal Planning

“You Are Loved with an Everlasting Love”

She always started her talks that way. A mentor who has inspired me since I was a little girl, Elizabeth Elliot has since passed away leaving an impression on many hearts of wisdom, love, and fearless obedience to the Lord. Though we never had a chance to meet in person, her voice is amplified on … Continue reading “You Are Loved with an Everlasting Love”

Millie’s Lilies

Let me tell you a story about Millie’s Lillies. Pictured above is a snapshot of my weekend on the north side of our home present day. These are the lilies that came from our first home (actually it was a cabin) when we first got married. These surrounded our cabin of 360 sq. ft. Tiger … Continue reading Millie’s Lilies

Laying Awake Unexpectedly

My alarm is set to go off at 4:30 a.m. That’s 45 minutes from now. I can’t sleep with my mind swirling about tomorrow’s plans. AJ is packed and ready to make an unexpected trip to Chicago for a funeral…The favorite great aunt. The one who everybody loved including the spoiled geese who live outside … Continue reading Laying Awake Unexpectedly

A Push

I needed that final push. We all do at some point. I haven't shared about my health journey because there hasn't been much of one to share. But, I did want you to know that early this month, I began working out. Maybe if I write about it, it will feel more real and I … Continue reading A Push