Browsed by
Month: December 2016

End of the Year Rumination and New Year Goals

End of the Year Rumination and New Year Goals

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. It’s not that I have anything against them, it’s just not my style. I don’t do well weaning myself into change or waiting for January 1st to Do something different. I have to do things cold turkey or not at all. That said, there are several things that I’ve been ruminating* on that have beget some goals that we’d like to see accomplished in 2017. So, in no particular order, here is our end of…

Read More Read More

Christmas: A Success Story

Christmas: A Success Story

Christmas was as Christmas usually tends to be around here: hectic. There were plenty of ugly moments in the days leading up, including Daniel cutting his own hair and one of the older boys deciding to glue a Christmas card to the wall when they couldn’t find the tape. However, there was a lot of beauty in there too.  I work at our church as a cantor/soloist, and really, is there anything more beautiful than Christmas Eve services??  And I…

Read More Read More

Blogging About A Blog

Blogging About A Blog

For just a minute, I’m going to step outside of what we normally talk about to post about this blog itself. See, we had that first post, but we didn’t establish much. Although you may have been able to guess what our aim is by posting online, we have yet to define one big thing. The premise.   Ok, yes, it’s about homesteading. It’s about producing our own food. It’s about walking out when it’s 2º Fahrenheit and sloshing water down your…

Read More Read More

The First “Recipe”

The First “Recipe”

  The quotes in the title might need a bit of explaining. I have to put “recipe” in quotation marks because while I’ve included a recipe, it’s really more a method to make one of our favorite breakfasts. If I were to write my own cookbook, it probably wouldn’t include many recipes. It would be a compilation of methods for dishes that are easy to make, hard to screw up and with only a few ingredients. Most of those ingredients would be would be…

Read More Read More