A New Frontier

I have often wondered when we have traveled down roads, what it must have felt like to be a pioneer in the days of new territories and lands undiscovered, wagons and horses, families, and critters all traveling together into the unknown promises of it all.  They packed it all up, gave away the extras, made provisions for people…

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The Sacred Everyday

Sunshine dances across diamond dunes outside the homestead kitchen window.  Late afternoon stretches across shadows as light plays fairy-like ascending into ether. Sparkling crisp breezes call my soul out of doors, while my mind and body tend to the bread rising and baking in the oven.  Comforting wisps of fragrant ferment permeate the air and tickle nostrils, reminding me to…

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Be the Light

Gently, slowly, softly, light diffuses particulate through snow filters, allowing it to gently recede into stillness, into calm, into peace.  Dark of night comes on gradually enveloping the homestead in soft, inky, reflected light.  Midafternoon fades into eve, and all slows.  Lighting candles brings me joy this time of the season.  It’s as if in…

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Letting Go

The Sky broke Crimson in the evening, with wisps of golden light illuminating the pasture.  Purple blooms glowed softly alongside brilliant gold, warm ivory, and a full spectrum of green played amongst the ground, whispering in the wind a gentle embrace rising up from the earth to cradle a tender heart.   I knelt close…

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A Simple Beautiful Life

Perhaps it is the way the morning mist gently gave way to softly nudging light through the windows this morning that makes me pause reflective before diving into the week.  It is the quiet of the morning hours as I watch chickens dutifully and tirelessly comb the lawn and gardens for tasty intruders, that I…

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Why I Love Homeschooling

We are coming to the end, if you can ever truly call it that, of our third year of homeschooling already.  What I mean by that is, when you begin homeschooling the learning never really stops.  It doesn’t come to an abrupt halt on any given day, there is a gentle learning that begins to…

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Abundant Living

Homesteading is a daily lesson in abundance.  I have been thinking about, meditating on, and thanking God for the abundance in our life, and the healing that diving deeper into homesteading has brought to our family.  I have a deep peace beyond words that fills me when I explore our abundant lifestyle and what that…

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Just Breathe

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…….. I can begin to exhale. Hello folks, I have missed you. I took a very unexpected blogging hiatus, never expecting it to last this long!  Let me just say, that growing a child, cultivating a soul, a constant weeding and watering, pouring your heart into another and watching them bloom and produce fruit of…

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Blessings

“Count your blessings.” Isn’t that always what Grandma would say? Why then, is it so easy to forget?! For nearly every school day last year, the kids and I did exactly that. We counted. Blessings. One at a time. It’s amazing how fast they add up, if you are looking with hearts and eyes wide…

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Holy is there

You may be wondering what all this wholehearted, spiritual mumbo jumbo has to do with homesteading. Let me explain. It is in the everyday ordinary, in the simplifying, in the refining of priorities that I find peace. That I feel God. There is a spiritual current that runs deep in living and working close to…

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