I'm a recovering HR Director turned stay-at-home mom. And I've never been happier! My interests include cooking, baking, preserving, homeschooling, gardening and reading. I'm enjoying expanding my homesteading and animal husbandry skills. I love exploring nature through the eyes of my children! Every day is full of magic moments...if you're willing to look!
So what kind of snow doesn’t melt?!? Cottonwood tree seeds. Airborne fluff! This was from just one tree. The entire intersection was just covered in white fluff! So of course my inner gardening nerd came out and I did some researching. All … Continue reading →
Moscow is a physically-active, outdoorsy-type, bicycle-friendly community! People are always outside doing something. And there is a really good farmers market here, which opens this Saturday. Can’t wait for that! Moscow has all the amenities that were missing in White … Continue reading →
Why, hibernating of course! Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do during the winter months in the North? Ha! We’ve been doing anything but hibernating, actually! We’ve been reevaluating our homestead location. Before we even left Texas, we said we’d … Continue reading →
When we came here in April, both boys got to use the little hatchet to cut a few pieces of kindling for a fire. They thought that was the coolest. The youngest was talking about using the hatchet and wanting his own for months after that.
They’ve been fascinated with cutting and stacking firewood since it started getting cold out. So over the weekend, the boys helped cut up some fire wood for the wood stove.
But this time was different….they got to use the big ax! So this required a new lesson on how not to chop up the concrete in the process and a refresher on how not to cut off one’s toes!
The ax is almost as big as he is! I think I closed my eyes when I took this picture!
This guy has helped chop wood every day since his lesson! He’s getting quite good at it!
No toes went missing during this lesson, and all are still attached today! This lesson would fall under scary mom moments!
And just so someone doesn’t claim we’re bad parents…Todd was cut out of the picture. He was right there the entire time. =)
We had fun this morning making scented pine cone fire starters. This batch is applejack. They smell amazing!
Just build your fire base and then light the pine cone. The pine cone will act as the fuel to start your fire and make your house smell great in the process!
We’re having another day of 40+ mph wind gusts so the wood stove is going. Those wind gusts are wicked when combined with temps in the 40s! We’re going to need our winter gear for Trick or Treating tonight!
Upon looking out the window Monday morning, we didn’t see the two white horses. This is what we saw instead! Sunday and Monday brought us some much-needed rain. The horses clearly enjoyed it. They were rolling in the mud and running … Continue reading →