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An Update on the Garden

It's almost July and our garden is thriving! I shared Our Garden Plans with you many months ago, so I thought it might be time to update you on how it's going so far. Indoor Starts I started a few vegetable and flower varieties indoors under a grow light. Getting seedlings going indoors has so... Continue Reading →

In the Matter of Drudgery

The following is a devotional, written by Oswald Chambers, that I found particularly inspiring and wanted to share with you today. May these words that he wrote challenge and encourage as you take a moment to ponder them. "Also...add to your faith..."2 Peter 1:5 "In the matter of drudgery. Peter said in this passage that... Continue Reading →

How to Cage Tomato Plants

The time has come to cage in the tomato starts! My seedlings are thriving out in this Missouri heat and seem to be growing faster than I anticipated. I started them indoors just a few months ago when snow still covered the ground and now a few have blossomed! My, how time flies. Last summer's... Continue Reading →

All About Drop Cloth

You'll soon discover, if you frequent my blog, that drop cloth projects are pretty popular around here, so I wanted to provide this resource as a place to learn the basics about this fabric. Drop cloth is one of my favorite fabrics to use for projects around my home. I've used it to make banners,... Continue Reading →

Clothed in Strength

"She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong." Proverbs 31:17 The day at hand holds many things: joyful encounters, enduring trials, mundane tasks, exciting adventures, and everything in between. I encourage you, friend, to prepare yourself for the day at hand. Be ready for every kind of work that may present itself to... Continue Reading →

Sourdough Peanut Butter Crepes

Our weekend breakfasts usually include sourdough pancakes, waffles, muffins, bacon, sausage, biscuits, or eggs. But sometimes I want something that can be whipped up a bit faster and is still filling and healthy for my family. I also find that I lose interest in scrambles eggs. The texture and flavor begin to weird me out... Continue Reading →

DIY Sign For The Garden

I so enjoy this time of year. The flowers by my porch are blooming, hummingbirds are frequenting my feeder, yellow finches are singing their pretty songs, fireflies are filling the night, and the garden is showing signs of life. It truly is the ordinary and Little Things in Life that bring such joy. The Quiet... Continue Reading →

How to Make Hummingbird Food

Our hummingbirds have returned, and the sight of them makes my heart so happy. I have the hummingbird feeder set up outside the kitchen window so I can catch a glimpse of them while I cook or do the dishes. Hummingbirds have always seemed like busy and elegant little creatures. I find a lot of... Continue Reading →

Everything You Need to Bring Chicks Home

We recently added six chicks to our homestead and since that time I've realized that they're pretty easy to care for. While the list of needed supplies is not long, there are a few things that you should have on hand when you bring your chicks home. Maybe you've been carefully planning for an addition... Continue Reading →

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