Monday, February 20, 2017

All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party #16



Happy Monday! I'm glad you could stop by. Remember the blog party is open all week so make sure you stop back to check out the new links and add some of your own. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party #15



Happy Monday! I'm glad you could stop by. Remember the blog party is open all week so make sure you stop back to check out the new links and add some of your own. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Snow Day: Cake for Breakfast

Today is our first REAL snow day. Everything is covered in white and the kids are thrilled!

 I had oats soaking overnight with the intention of making oatmeal or our favorite oatmeal pancakes, but this morning with the excitement of snow I decided maybe we should have a more exciting breakfast. 

And what is more exciting than getting to have cake for breakfast!? And it's not even anyone's birthday.

Monday, February 6, 2017

All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party #14



Happy Monday, friends! The sun is shining and it looks like we are in for a beautiful day, at least here in PA. I don't mind the cold but I do mind the clouds. I swear my productivity depends on the sun. Sunny days just make life better. 

This weekend we went to visit our local Cabela's. The kids love it. To them, it's almost as much fun as visiting the zoo. I guess it is like a zoo, in a slightly morbid way. Anywho..... We made the trip since we decided we needed to upgrade out meat grinder. The last two years we have used our Kitchen-Aid attachment to do all of our grinding, which has been nothing short of awful. We decided if we are going to continue raising our own meat we need the correct tool for the job. It was a tough decision but we ended up buying the 3/4 hp Cabela's model. Once we put some more use on it I'll write up a review to share with you. 

That's enough about me, let's get on with the blog party.

In case you missed the news....  I am excited to announce I will now be co-hosting the All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party with Jennifer from Faithful Homestead. Head on over and check out her blog. She is another homesteading homeschooling mama and her blog has a wealth of information.

The Blog Party will take place every Monday. Check out what others are up to and add your own link below. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

How to Tell When Your Ewe is Going to Lamb



Happy Friday, everyone! This week I am thirty weeks pregnant and simultaneously super excited and a little nervous. I know I've said it before, but this pregnancy is flying by. I can't believe I'm going to have another squish to snuggle in just two months! We should probably get our butt in gear and pick out some names, purchase another car-seat, and dig out the baby clothes. It's crazy how with the first kid you plan everything and by the third you're all, "eh, everything will work out just fine!"

But anyways.... we aren't here to talk about human babies today.

Let's talk about sheep and how to tell when your ewe will have her lambs.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Home Management Binder: Daily Rhythm

I don't know if it is the teacher in me or my personality but I love making lists and getting organized. That isn't to say I am an organized person, (let's be real!) but I love the process. And what better time to get organized and start fresh than the new year. The holidays always throw our schedule off anyway so January is a breath of fresh air and a time when we can pause and get our lives back in order.



Monday, January 30, 2017

All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party #13



Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had an enjoyable weekend. In our neck of the woods the temperature has finally dropped a bit, so it actually feels like winter. For the last couple of weeks it has felt like spring. I'm hoping we get some snow soon too. Winter isn't my favorite season but a couple of snowstorms are nice. The kiddos really want to go sledding and build a snowman and the one snowfall we had so far was pitiful.

Our weekend was filled with family and filling our freezer. My grandmother was in town visiting and it was wonderful to be able to spend time with her since we don't get to see her very often. It was very sweet to watch her love on her great-grandbabies. We also butchered another lamb for our freezer. We have an excess of hay this year so we haven't been in a rush to get all of the lambs processed. This was our third one and we still have two left to go. It has been nice to spread it out since butchering, while rewarding in some respects, is also emotionally-draining. Taking a life is not an easy decision and we are very thankful for the sustenance the animal will provide for our family.

In case you missed the news....  I am excited to announce I will now be co-hosting the All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party with Jennifer from Faithful Homestead. Head on over and check out her blog. She is another homesteading homeschooling mama and her blog has a wealth of information.

The Blog Party will take place every Monday. Check out what others are up to and add your own link below.