Author Archives: Homemaker

About Homemaker

I'm a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, redeemed by grace. I love my funny husband and my 9 (all unique) kiddos. I'm a former public school teacher that now homeschools and am thankful to be able to do so. I've done the city thing, the 'burb thing, and now rural life. And there is nothing good in me apart from Christ my Savior!

Picture of the Day: Getting Them In

  Here they are, refusing to get inside. Farmer decided it was time not just for Calfie but his mama, Venus, to be processed. Big Pig was forced in earlier and was in the front part of the trailer with … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day: Apple

Farmer let the kids buy a miniature horse. They named her Apple. Comedian is obsessed with learning how to ride now. I still can’t believe we have a horse. Another thing to add to my “Things I Never Imagined” list. … Continue reading

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Pictures of the Day: Animals

Foggy, wet day around here. Not much time being spent outdoors beyond the farmwork that must get done. Rex, our Anatolian Shepherd farm dog, behind the fence in the first pasture.┬áThe three bovine happy to be free to roam… Ducks…Our … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day: A Gate

  Oh, hello! We took a super long “break” from updating this site as summer on the homestead is B-U-S-Y! Lord-willing, we will randomly post pictures that capture all we failed to chronicle. But to begin, we will take it … Continue reading

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A Month Ends

A month comes to an end. We made our goal of posting here every day. Wahoo! We have an increase of eggs coming in each day AND the ratio of layers to eggs being collected every day is high. Our … Continue reading

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Is the Tide Changing?

How the Lord works. After only gathering a few eggs or so a day, our old birds (the ones who survived the devastating predator attacks) plus four “teenage” new hens we added, we surpassed a dozen eggs today. FIFTEEN. Not … Continue reading

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Trustead, Trustead, longing for Jesus How does your garden grow? Four boys, five girls,┬álearning and playing And ten acres of land to sow. They are our indoor garden growing super fast and strong. That is our reality. Trusting in Jesus. … Continue reading

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Random Pictures of Life Around the Farm

Well. It’s Sunday. We’re just enjoying our Lord’s Day so… here are some pictures of life around the Trustead. And, two thumbs up for our new photographers, J and S, also known as Helper and Poet! They are helping to … Continue reading

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Using our Kale and Basil – A Recipe

Trustead Sweet Potato Hash with Kale and Basil We have kale growing in the garden and… not a lot of kale lovers in our midst. Solution? Add sweet potatoes! Everyone seems to enjoy this easy to prepare meal. ~Homemaker Serves … Continue reading

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Perfection is not our Goal

As you may have guessed, we are all about au natural and organic. So when we see this… … we are tempted to be discouraged. Same goes for slow growing plants or finding an animal dead or finding yet another … Continue reading

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