Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A mini Tour of our homestead

I went around the homestead this chilling morning and took some pictures of our homestead to share.

This is our front pastures:

Our Driveway

Standing in the middle of the pasture into the backyard

Concord Grape vine


Our Garden (with fall crops)


Chicken coop (left) Goat shed (middle) Tom's workshop(right)

Back of house, deck , pool , temporary laundry line

We have really settled in here. We have introduced 6 Easter Egger chickens to our homestead and will be also getting two kittens on Sunday to have a home here :) Still amazes me that we went from a small house in town with a dog and two rabbits, to now having a bigger house, yard and 11 animals! God is so Good and we surely do give HIM ALL THE GLORY  for all He has given us! I hope you have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014


I know this is a touchy subject for a lot of people. But I am wanting to know your input on this. What is modesty to you?

For me modesty is for me to dress covering everything nicely. ( not saying long sleeves dresses). But I have two sons and even though they are young. I want them to respect me and the way I present myself and I  hope one day they will want to find a girl who does the same.

Today's styles I can honestly say, are NOT my styles. I am not a mall person, I will gladly stay on my little homestead and be very happy. But the last time I went to the mall I was shocked at a lot of the clothing. I couldn't believe how short the skirts and shorts were, how low the shirts were cut! Any one else feel this way??

A lot of people who know me, know that I am a tomboy. But I am still a girl who likes to dress up when I can.  I was searching for a company who was feminine but also modest, this company hit the mark!  She has beautiful clothing and other things for not only women but girls as well. I would recommend checking her company out.

Also, if you have time she writes a great blog as well! Go here to check it out! Every Monday she has a Modest Monday , where she shares a picture of what she wore a day that week. Also has some great things about homeschooling as well.

Just a thought on my mind and was curious what your thoughts were!


Monday, August 4, 2014

We have finally made it!!!

Well we are here on our little homestead in the country!!!! We have been a week now and wow has it been busy. We have moved all our things into the house and the boxes are lessening, thank goodness!
It is starting to look like a home.

We have begun somethings on our homestead to get back ready for animals. We have planted pasture grass in the front yard which will be used for rotational grazing the goats. We will have about 4 paddocks. so we are hoping it grows well. We have been having  some wonderful rain showers to help the seeds along and beautiful sunny days as well.

The chicken coop is underway! My husband built a stand for our nesting boxes , the set up look like something like these nesting boxes. We wanted something simple and easy to clean out, which these looked the best. We are going to be using an old ladder to make their roost out of as well. Thank you Pinterest! haha   We will be getting some Easter Eggers chickens in 3 1/2 weeks. These types if you don't know , lay a pastel colored eggs. We thought these would be a nice kind to have for when we start selling them. Next spring we will be getting some Black Australop,Buff Oprington, and some Rhode Island Red. We still have not decided what type of meat chickens we are going to get, we are still researching that.

This week/weekend I am hoping to plot out the area for our garden next year. So we can plant rye and field radish to break up the ground. ( Plus using the chickens).

Only things left that we have done are hang temporary laundry lines till we can go and get the poles for the permanent line.

Other then that we have been just enjoying the quiet and beautiful sounds of the country, ( and the gun shots from the shooting range every once in a while )  haha.  We are so amazed and blessed that God has put us here and pray everyday we use it to His Glory! This Homestead is not ours, but His , we are just the managers of it.  We hope to use this homestead as a place of  fellowship, love, comfort, friendship, and to bring Glory to His Name!

~ Katie