In this simple life that we lead on our homesteads, we should be mindful of how our children see our tending to the earth. Do they see endless hours of chores ahead of tired, agitated, over-worked parents, that would lead them to one day desire leaving the homestead in search of the modern world? Or […]
What is simple living & minimalism like? I love the idea of minimalism. But something about the trendy or modern day idea of minimalism doesn’t fit into my lifestyle. It works for many people, don’t get me wrong, but it doesn’t work for my family dynamic. Instead, we choose to live simply. To be organized, […]
I’m learning though, that it isn’t the homestead that is making my life so difficult, but instead it’s my way of organizing or (not organizing) my time here on the homestead. So, I’ve started working on these 10 ways to help my whole family find the simplicity we are looking for here on the homestead.
In order to live more sustainably, we need to be aware of what actually surrounds us~ what comprises our everyday environment. After the big “once through” of decluttering which is really more of a multiple times thing, we begin to really hone our skills and take notice of the little things, the component parts, and […]
It really is all the little moments that make up our lives. Over that past couple weeks, we’ve been up to just that – living. Here I share several of those happenings, a day in the life sort of look at what happens on the homestead. The other tidbit is an antique that I ran […]
The aroma of fresh baked bread, jars of home canned goodness lining the pantry shelves, a beautiful meal created with ingredients from the garden, and the sounds of happy chickens in the yard. If you are on the homesteading, self-sufficient living journey, these are the moments many of us dream of. The reality of course, […]