Category Archives: Homesteading

R * I * P

I had high hopes for today – lots of plans and an expectation that we would get some boxes checked off on the to-do list.  The early morning was pleasant as I walked Venus and Calfie to the back forty … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste Your Farming

Ahhh, the good life longed for.  The rustic rooster crowing you to wake in the morning as you casually stroll out to the sweet country breeze driving you along to effortless chores performed with skill and ease…all to the tune … 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, learning 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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Homemaker Gets Countryfied!

Homemaker gets on the rider for the first time and is luvin’ it. Watch out! Kids follow close behind on their bikes while the wild one gets the grass cut. She’s officially gone country now!

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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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One Step Forward, Three Steps Backward

This past week we’ve experienced more of our typical wind tunnel blasts of prolonged 30 mph + winds.  Also a violent rainstorm.  Pretty cool stuff but the tomatoes we planted last weekend, well, a lot of them are toast.  I … 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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Out of Darkness, Light

When we moved into The Truststead last August, the place was trashed.  I’m referring primarily to the land though the house needed a lot of fixes also. When I look around today and compare it to what it was ….wow!  … Continue reading

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Country Schoolin’ – Harvesting and Planting Our Food

We do school on Saturdays. Yep. Six days a week. And I’m not sorry for it. The reality is – there is ALWAYS something to learn, and hopefully enjoy in the process. This Saturday we scrapped the paper and pencils … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs

Living the farm life sure has it’s ups and downs. Let me share some. Up – Rosy our Mouser is very effective at killing moles, mice, and rabbits. She’s so good we have to keep our baby chicks safe from … Continue reading

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