A Kitchen in the Making

 To get an idea of how far this homestead renovation has come, check out my previous post How the dream began. There you will find the beginnings of how this dream began and how far we have come. Demolition Work is FUN! Also another great post of the success and challenges I have had starting mostly from scratch….

Succulent Propagation Update

The Jelly Bean succulent is growing rather nicely after about two months of being well cared for. The leaf it started from was actually just sitting in the soil of another succulent variation I had purchased. I didn’t think much would come from it but here we are with roots, a stem and four new…

Sheet Rock Completed!

Well mostly completed, it sounds like the last bit to do will be the bathroom walls and bedroom ceiling. While the guys have continued to slave away on the sheet rock I have been in the market for kitchen counter tops and cabinets. Craigslist always seem to come through at the right time.  I love…

Celebrating another year of blessings

A birthday of blessings! This year has truly been a wild ride and I am so glad to have some phenomenal people in my life. My friends and family stepped in to make this year unforgettable; from prayers and celebratory wishes to shower heads and financial support in finalizing my homestead necessities. I have been…

One step at a time

  How beautiful is this view! The clouds look like a thick blanket of snow covering the valley (usually you can see the river). I am so blessed to live on top of a gorgeous mountain. It is so peaceful up here away from the hustle and bustle of civilization.   Mike and Herb stepped…

Horse Shoe Art

Luke taught me a little about welding over the weekend constructing a horse shoe art project. Since he welds professionally he did all of the front welds and I tried my hand at connecting the shoes from the back side. The idea came from a few images I encountered on Pinterest. I fell in love…

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

But it is getting warmer inside! (Apologies in advance for the fuzzy photos, my dad was kind enough to send them along.) We were finally able to get the batting up and insulate the house! This is was all being held up thanks to this little beauty below, my wood stoves chimney. There was a…

Winterizing the bees

Luke and I sealed up the bee box entrances and began to move them before more snow was forecast. At first walking them through the side pasture was a bit of a bear. So Luke added two handles to each side of the boxes so that it could be moved by two people with a…