homestead, travel

Folly Beach – Leaving the Homestead

Thoughts of home & photo memories on the beach Chickens, gardens, and a sourdough starter. Those are are "living" things that need caring for every day as of right now. Oh and kids...(but that's not the focus today!) And honestly, with a system in place it's not a lot of work at all! By far… Continue reading Folly Beach – Leaving the Homestead

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Chicken Coop 101

Let me just say - although I love all things old, restoration, and fixer upper, my vision for the little woodshed behind our house was not always: fabulous shabby chic chicken coop.....but more like: how mad would Big John be on a scale of one to excommunication if I lit a match and burned her… Continue reading Chicken Coop 101

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DIY Raised Bed Garden/Chicken Coop Combo

Gardening season is upon us!  And honestly, after we finished building the house this past October I was so exhausted and just done that I planned on waiting until 2019 to do any big homestead, farmy projects like acquiring animals or gardening.  We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps {Proverbs 16:9},… Continue reading DIY Raised Bed Garden/Chicken Coop Combo

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Raising Baby Chicks – The first Two Weeks

I've lived in rural Missouri my whole life, but I've never raised or cared for an animal other than my beloved grumpy cat doppelgänger Poopsie who disappeared or spontaneously combusted or was abducted by the neighbor in 2016. So needless to say I have no idea what I'm doing - but hey, I've managed to… Continue reading Raising Baby Chicks – The first Two Weeks