Good morning, bitter-cold chores 💙🐓❄️ #homesteading #nowhininghere #reallife #chickens #rabbits #cold #virginia
When we visited Turtle Island Preserve last year, it was truly an experience. I wanted to take one of these kettle pots home with me, but of course that's crazy, ha! But one of the greatest things that it taught me was to be at ease on this journey. To fall in love with the journey. And to allow our bodies to adapt to the journey instead of complaining about it. So often, people are focused on the hardships of homesteading. But it's typically because they are focused on the amenities of modern culture. They thrive off of modern amenities. I'm not talking about electricity necessarily, but the fact that social media can allow us to compare, have false standards, and to focus on the negative instead of the positive. Turtle Island and Eustace say it best... Some people mistake a description of primitive living with 'roughing it', but actually, our ancestors moved gracefully with a balanced rhythm through daily economic challenges. It is the sophisticated 'modern man' that, in his bumbling ignorance of earlier natural lifestyles, finds himself truly uncomfortably 'roughing it' through his inability and discomfort of trying to exist in his 'foreign environment' of nature. Let me just be completely and totally honest with you, from someone who has seen the farming hardships for more than just a decade. From someone who comes from a farming family, commercial farming friends, and who talks to people on a regular basis in this community. You get used to the hardships, and very quickly, hardships aren't hardships anymore. They are life. They are normal. You create new habits. You get used to those habits. You stop whining about the hardships because your body and MIND has adjusted to them. You find joy in getting up and doing chores, and sometimes you cuss the snow and rain and cow and sickness like it can hear you. But you do it. You just do it. And eventually you understand it more, you're in tune with it, you get it.... And you do it.... Not because it has to be done... No...it's because you have literally fallen in love with this lifestyle....not the thought of the lifestyle....not the popularity of the lifestyle. . Read more on our FB post today!
Today I avoided conversation, my phone, the internet, and a lot of things that typical take away time from other important things. The house was quiet. I think I needed quiet more than anything. But more than the silence, I needed a reset. So I hit the reset button, calmed the 20,000 thoughts running through my head on a daily basis, and just lived a normal day. Not the “author” day, not the “entrepreneur” day....just the regular “wife and Mom” day. And tomorrow I’ll get right back to it. And I remind myself of why in this exact quote 💚 Be you. Do you. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t. But also, don’t forget that sometimes, you just have to have a “regular” day on the path of mundane 💜 #momboss #success #momentrepreneur #homesteading#author #dowork #restday #braindump #reallife#motherhood
Fodder and sprouts are a great way to feed your smaller livestock in the winter months. These bean sprouts went out to the chickens after about a week of growth (this was day 3). The jar was completely full of sprouts and super soft (almost decomposing) beans by the time it got to the chickens. It's quick and painless to grow several jars at one time, either on your counter top or windowsill. This week we're preparing several trays of wheat grass fodder for the rabbits—another great way to grow greens and keep them healthy during the winter! #beansprouts #chickens #homesteading #farmher #reallife
Waiting on coffee #likeaboss #socks #barefeet #easysunday #itscold #countryliving #momboss #coffee #homesteading #farmher
Pretty much! 😂 #yolo
#dreamon #beadreamer #youcan #justdoit