raising meat birds – part 2

raising meat birds – part 2

I'm very very aware that raising meat birds is either second nature to some or foreign territory for most, there's really no in between! so if you landed on this blog post, welcome. I hope you'll stick around! this is part two of raising meat birds. you can read part one here. MOVING FROM BROODER [...]

raising meat birds – part 1

raising meat birds – part 1

today I wanna write out all the things we did to prepare for our meat birds! TO RAISE OR NOT TO RAISE: first, we decided - is this what we want to do? we have several local farms that sell whole chickens for a good, fair price. some of the farms stick to only non-gmo [...]

5 Homemade Food Delights!

5 Homemade Food Delights!

Hi everyone! I had some pretty high expectations for myself this year in regards to the kitchen. I wanted to really conquer home-cooking, scratch-cooking, all things homemade. I still have lots to learn and lots to try, but today I wanted to share 5 homemade food delights I've added to our menu that maybe you [...]

prepping the compost + weekly chores + NEW CHANNEL

prepping the compost + weekly chores + NEW CHANNEL

oh, hey there. if you're into youtube videos on beginner homesteads, PLEASE support us. we just started our channel: Steady Faith Steady Home. sharing our journey as we make our homebody dreams come true! I feel so much more productive at the beginning of the week. It's truly amazing. Monday I think I prepped and [...]

starting our garden + rain catch barrels

starting our garden + rain catch barrels

yep. after living here for almost a year, we are starting our first garden. things to still do: research the best method for our raised metal garden beds research food that can grow starting in May research and find local plant starters we can accumulate from locals and friends find time to garden . . [...]

my 33rd birthday

my 33rd birthday

the birthday recap on the blog is always so fun, because it's sharing when we do all the fun things on purpose. with an excuse. with happy moods and calm spirits. with flexible schedules and lowered expectation. with surprise texts and calls. well, surprises in general. with spontaneous songs and giggles. it's the best. yesterday [...]

hiking on the holidays

hiking on the holidays

it's a tradition in our family to go hiking on the holidays. it wasn't until after i went off to college and left my town and then came back that i started to appreciate allllll the hiking and nature opportunities literally in my backyard. we have it good here in southern maryland! grant gets Columbus [...]

28 weeks.

28 weeks.

28 weeks. Third trimester. To my sweet baby girl. I feel you wiggle and kick and dance all day long. I love how much you want to be known and loved, even in the womb. I pray you always know how much we love you but even more how much God loves you. He knit [...]