Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's been awhile.....

Okay, so this is a REALLY creepy picture of me but it shows one of our angora rabbits (Blue or Purple). They are both bucks a generous gift from our dear friend Jenna for helping her move into her new farm. Madeline named them by the way....she swears that purple is a girl!!

So much is going on down on our homestead. We expanded the garden and we have peas, corn, potatoes, spinach, kidney beans, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cabbage, broccoli, onions, garlic, scallions, and horseradish planted. Whew good thing I didn't have to say that!! Who says you don't have enough room on .13 acres??!! This year we are really trying to see HOW to grow and what does well. It's all about learning and Lord knows we need it. Otherwise I don't think he would've given us this house.
I have never been more busy in my life and I have a 3 year old. Between church, bible study, chasing Madeline, weeding the garden, planting, canning, blanching, sewing, cleaning, and the list keeps growing, I barely have time to sit down. But at night right before bed when I say my prayers, I thank God for such a beautiful day He gave me. I am learning more than in college, and I am learning more about myself than I ever have. I also am learning more about my husband. We have grown closer because of this garden. It's our date night in the evening and when we eat dinner we pick it from our yard that we worked so hard on. Madeline is really enjoying it too!! She has her "own garden" near one of our with no seeds but she keeps on watering it. I don't mind, she is learning where things come from. I have noticed she is not about picking. She would rather water the plants, herself, the dogs.....
Zach's business is doing great. He has expanded our business over to under Snyders Homestead. Check it out and help support our dream of a farm. There, we sell all vintage things. Along with ebay, it seems to pay the bills. He will also by starting up a clean out business in June. Can you say BUSY!!!!
Everyone here is great and healthy and I thank God everyday for that. I cannot wait till tomorrow to can my strawberries that I just picked from a local farm our way. They smell so wonderful in my kitchen as I type this.
Hope everyone has a blessed Memorial Day!!!! Be safe :)


  1. I was so happy to read your wonderful update. You sound busy and oh so content! That is marvelous.

  2. Thanks Stacey, and indeed we are busy. But it gives me such satisfaction knowing I'm doing what I'm supposed to be..... :)

  3. Great post!
    Have you thought about creating links on the sidebar of your blog that lead to your Etsy and Ebay offerings? Just a thought. =)

  4. No Penny but that is a great idea!!! Thanks so much :)

  5. I loved reading about your trip to Jenna's new (old) farm. I haven't accomplished as much as I planned. You are just the motivation I need. Spring is over but the summer here is long and I plan to get more projects going. My dream of chickens has been put on hold until I can figure out how to get rid of black snakes. They are all over my back yard. My cats play with them and the boys and their friends disect them. I'm afraid they would get into the coop even with the chicken wire buried. Any ideas? I could use the advice. I look forward to future posts.
    Take Care! Cheryl

  6. Actually Cheryl, chickens is what you need. They LOVE snakes!!! It's like that extra carrot to the bunny, catnip to a cat, and a popsicle to a child!! I say go for it :) Start off with a few chickens just to be sure. I had a friend who couldn't figure out why she had so many snakes coming up onto her property. Turns out they were hanging out in her chopped wood pile (near her chickens and the house). I'll pass the info onto Jenna and see what she thinks as well. I'm terrified of snakes so needless to say, your backyard would scare the jeebies out of me!!! LOL