Homestead Hair Care

I’ll give you the recipe first, and then explain the world of hair as I’ve come to know it within the last year. Because I usually never read the backstory of why a recipe came to be, I just want to jump right in. However, you should read a little background about why you’re about…

The “Keto” (No Waste) Life of RAW Milk!

Sometimes in the wee hours of the night, my brain is restless and I scour the internet looking to see if I can do something… ANYTHING that isn’t of the standard “norm.” It started with cheese. Mozzarella cheese. When I quit my job in September, my homestead/homemaking skills blew up! I wanted to make, create,…

What You Need

Do what you need. Take what you need. Be what you need. Autumn is a time to slow down– to nourish– to recognize the need to reach down and figure out what to do next.

Painting Peaches

Our majestic peach we purchased 4 years ago, produced fruit the first year, then produced what should have been fruit, but failed to ripen the second year. And last year, it barely bloomed and we didn’t get anything. I was devastated. I keep thinking it’s because of where we planted it, but everything around it…

Patience is a virtue!

Sometimes I dislike any “timeline memories.” They can be a let down if, for example, Spring never exists and you go straight from Winter to Summer.

I’ll Be Home(made) For Christmas

A Homemade Christmas is not a new concept. People have been making presents for others since the beginning of time and cultivating the landscape to bring a little of the outside world indoors. A homemade Christmas is routed in tradition and overall just feels warm, celebrated, and nostalgic.

What is Modern Day Homesteading?

Too often, I receive inquiries from others wanting to know the “WHYs” of what I am trying to accomplish (insert eye rolls– from me, because I feel many get the wrong idea about what we are trying to do).

Welcome Home!

After a few months crammed into an oversized storage bin (they had more than the recommended amount of room, trust me), our not-so-little ducklings are moving on up!

Duck Update!

Hear ye, hear ye! I’d like to announce that we have 2 drakes and 2 hens here at Ferngully! Our not-so-little ducklings are now roughly 4 months old. One more month, and maybe we’ll have our first egg (fingers crossed).