Personal Update | February 2017

February 22, 2017

It is pouring rain today, which is bringing my motivation down a few notches today. Although despite the rain, I have been knocking a few chores of my to-do list this past week. Specifically the ones I have been avoiding for months – like the alone plant the cats knocked over on Christmas eve. I tend to ignore certain things hoping someone else will do it, knowing full well I am the only one who is actually going to pick the plant up and repot it. The aloe plant is now hanging in the dinning room (minus a few leaves), I hope he survives but after two months of neglect he seemed fairly okay. Sometimes I find with plants though you can ignore them forever and they do well, pay attention to them and they up and die.  

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Family/Lifestyle Updates

Backyard Chicken Coop | Family Adventure | Summer 2016

June 4, 2016

Today we had planned to convert the old shed into a chicken coop. The guys moved it further back into yard when they were digging a hole for the addition. We had hoped it would be basically ready to go, with only a few minor adjustments. When it moved however, we realized the bottom was uneven and rotting, the shed was definitely in need of work to be chicken ready. We discussed a few options; taking the whole thing apart and reassembling it on a new base, lifting it and sliding a new base under – but without a big machine to lift it, that option would be near impossible.

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Family/Lifestyle Updates

Vegetable Garden Update | Summer 2016

May 4, 2016

I thought an update was a little overdue on our garden project. The fact that we still cannot plant into the ground yet is probably the reason why I am slacking in the posts. Since the weather was absolutely gorgeous today, I snapped a few pictures and am taking the time to write a proper update.

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Book Review

Book Review | The Homesteading Handbook

April 26, 2016

I enjoy the ease of searching the internet, reading blogs or articles, and following through the hundreds of Pins I have on Pinterest. But really for me nothing quite compares to sitting down with a book and learning about the subject matter that interests me in the moment. Currently my new favourite read is The Homesteading Handbook, written by Abigail R. Gehring.

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