Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Happenings Around Here....


Today was a very happy day for me. I got snow! I LOVE snow. My kids have gone out to play in it twice today. I was a bit sad that I couldn't go out and play with them since Alex is still so little and he has acted a bit under the weather in the last 24 hours.

My seedlings are sprouting...

And I'm reading The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre by Carleen Madigan to learn as much as I can about how to turn my backyard into a productive piece of land for my family. I am truly starting to feel like a homemaker now. I love the tone in this book and how it feels like you are siting and having coffee with the writer and she is just telling you about her experience and what has worked for her. As if wisdom is being relayed to you. I believe this book will be referred to many times this spring and summer. I am in the middle of reading about keeping chickens which is the most important at the moment since I am getting ready to go get my first chicks to raise for eggs.
The illustrations are great. This is one of my favorite multipurpose homesteading books. It is so packed full of useful information that is easy to read and covers everything from what to plant and when to raising meat that is legal to keep in the city, caning and even foraging in the wild. If you are like me trying to become more self sufficient then check this book out from the library or buy yourself a copy. It is worth the money. I don't regret purchasing it.

I'm also very busy finishing a design project for a giveaway in a few days. Can't wait to show you what I came up with!

What is going on in your home these days?


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