Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tinker Time

Today, Zariah decided to do this project. I showed her the PBS kids website and the "build" section to help her come up with crafting/project ideas. I did not get pictures yet, but she had fun.

The girls are also doing some shrinky dinks jewelry today!!


Well, HELLO!! So much has happened/changed since I actually posted last!

I am pregnant with number 4!! Baby is due July 2nd (meaning first week in June most likely). I am 17wks+ right now and feeling pretty good. I do not have a midwife or physician just yet, and need to find SOMEONE to take my blood within the next 2 weeks to keep my titer count in check.

Torrin is night weaned as of like October/November?? I seem to be pretty dry at the moment...but he hasn't given up yet.

WE MOVED!! We no longer live in Richland County... hubby gave notice at his old job and they told him to LEAVE NOW. Kind of shitty in my book, but he likes his new job so hopefully this was one of those hard times that is for the best! We are now, deeper in the snow. Not too far from the Twin Cities..and still way the hell out there. I can get to a Target in 35 mins...but it is not a super Target.

Right now, my goal is to FIND FRIENDS. I am signing us up for Homeschool groups and hoping for the best.

Our new home is beautiful! We have 2,000 st feet and it is all open! We have an awesome heated garage where Skittles and Cash live. There are also 2 bedrooms out there...one is a "craft" room and the other is the drums/guest room. It is nice having a potty out there too!! Our new house is also very expensive! Many am I worried about paying bills here!

We are looking forward to the snow melting and discovering the woods behind us. We have to go back to our old house for a few things still (swing set and such). The kids are excited for a new beginning and so are we!

Friday, June 27, 2014


First, want to say "sorry" that l am having to post multiple posts today. I still only have my Samsung tablet and it does not seem to enjoy blogging.

Now, two days ago, I placed an order on Amazon. Today, the UPS truck stopped, and 5 minutes Later, the FedEx truck came.

 l ordered Torrin some big boy trainers.

They are adorable...but only the part he will pee on! I had him wear one today, and he wouldnt let me change him, when I took it off, it was holding pee!

this child is not ready for potty training, he faked ready awhile back...and lost interest, i do not feel like pushing it too hard, i want him happy. That said, he hates laying for diaper changes, and undies are a bit more fun! 

I also got some gelatin and a spiral vegetable slicer. We love the slicer so far, only did cucumbers and potatoes.

Strawberry Pie

Today, l canned 7 pints of strawberry pie filling. I am really hoping that I did it right! I used Pomona's recipe for blueberry pie, and added Cinnamon to my tastes. l doubled the recipe and it made a full Canner (7 pints). SO, Make sure you have 16 Cups of whole strawberries, then slice or quarter them and follow the recipe.  (Don't forget to double the recipe!)


Monday, June 23, 2014

a picture is worth a thousand words

A picture is worth a thousand words...I dont have a lot of free time to type...so just a few words as captions. Now...back to drying lemon balm leaves for tea!

 Finished her bottle...trying to steal my coffee 
 (made 10 ? Trays worth!)

 Used pomonas pectin
All of the things made with strawberries are from berries in my garden!
i am trying to stay busy!!

we make time for fun 4 wheeler rides and family time too!

Monday, June 16, 2014

goat house

I mentioned earlier, the fencing around our property is not done. Honestly,  even if it was ready, I would not let the goats out around the pond yet. They are still getting used to us, and I really do not want them to escape!  We made a temporary outdoor kennel yesterday, and tonight, my hubs put together a temp indoor area.  Nathan works better under pressure...most people would build enclosures BEFORE getting goats...not him!

it isnt pretty, but it works!

My husband really must love us. He is turning his big garage/shop Into a barn!

i think the shed is 30x50...and about 21x10ish of it belongs to goats and chickens now!