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So Busy in Spring!

I am finding springtime around out little homestead to be very exciting but I’ve decided it’s the most challenging time of year because everything seems to happen ALL. AT. ONCE!

Fruit trees bloom and it feels like only a couple days pass before the fruit is set and ready to be thinned. The winter garden has to be tilled then get the spring starts and seeds planted. Spring is also the time of year for new bees. This year, I added nutrition school into the mix and I’m trying to maintain this blog 🙂 all of this is helping me keep my multi-tasking skills polished!

Besides spending a lot of time listening to lectures and doing homework, these past couple weeks I’ve kept up with people who recently returned from Infusio, shared with several others information about Lyme ND, I introduced my new bees to their home, finished thinning our peach tree, and got some of my garden planted!

Here’s a before and after picture of a spot I thinned on my peach tree. Continue reading


Thankful Thursday #7 – Home


Gorgeous hydrangeas

No matter how fun the vacation, or trip was, it’s always nice to come home. The opportunity to go to Germany was nothing short of a miracle. I’m thankful for the experience at Infusio, however, there is nothing the like comfort of home, and sleeping in your own bed!

I’m thankful I have a home to come home to!

The weather has clearly changed since we departed, we missed most of the “indian summer” that shows up every October. The mornings have been crisp and cool. I can smell the change of the season in the air.

I’m thankful for the change of season!

When we left, our plum tree had all of its leaves, and yesterday I noticed most of them had fallen. The hydrangeas are preparing for fall, showing off a beautiful, purplish hue.

The dill, chives, and cabbage in my garden are growing quickly. The carrots first sprouts have emerged, and more arugula is sprouting. Next week, I’ll need to rake leaves in the orchard, thin carrots, and figure out what pest is eating my cabbage leaves!


My garden yesterday

Although there’s always lots to be done, I’m so thankful for the wonderful home God has provided, and the skills I’m learning on this new homesteading journey!

Share with me what you’re thankful for today, I’d love to hear from you!

My First Garden!


Before leaving for Germany I was able to get my first garden planted! I’m so excited I finally have a garden! Spring was busy with bees, and working to keep the fruit trees healthy. I decided to not start to many projects at one time, and thought it would be better to wait until fall to try growing some veggies. Here are a few photos of the work in progress! View the pictures →

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