The blog has been quiet lately. I'd love to say that will change, but I'm one busy momma at the moment and living life versus writing about it is taking far higher priority!
|One of my favorite plants as a child and it's growing right out our back door!|
One of the animals we have met one our property has decided to make our place a permanent home or so it seems. Within about two weeks of moving in one morning I heard a strange (strange because it was not at all expected) noise just outside of our bedroom window. The noise got louder and louder and around 6 AM I realized the sound was an animal that was very persistent in waking the world up. I went out onto our deck from our bedroom and peaked around the corner of the house only to find this little girl sitting under our window...
|Our chicken house!|
With baby number 3 due in less than a month, I've been working to unpack and get the basics organized while also trying to get ready for our newest additions arrival. Having a homebirth does require a bit of extra planning, so I've been gathering all the supplies needed. We are excited to meet our newest member and I can certainly say that I'm ready to no longer be pregnant, but thankfully overall this pregnancy continues to go very well. I have been staying healthy and irritable uterus issues haven't been such a problem like they have been in my past pregnancies.
|Our soon to be new garden.|
|One of the areas where weed pulling has been happening and mulching is taking place.|
I love hard work. The body feels good being outside (or in depending on the day) and I love knowing that we are working towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Now I just need to work on being patient and not feeling like every single project must be done RIGHT NOW! I have a tendency to be like that in general, but add nesting in there and my poor husband might be driven nuts soon! Just kidding, he is loving the hard work too.
Stay tuned, the posts may be a bit spuratic for a while, but I'm here and looking forward to sharing many more recipes and some up coming art projects. I've started making cheddar cheese recently (which I'm aging for next fall) and with fresh, real milk back in season in our neck of the woods, besides cheese plenty of butter, yogurt and kefir are being made each week. Fresh butter from grass fed cows is superb this time of year. I'm trying to freeze some for next winter too.
Oh and can I just say what a welcome relief it is to be able to have the kids outside and able to play in the fresh air. They are having a ball and now lived covered in dirt, but in my mind, that's how it's supposed to be for kids!