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Crafting, Family, Food, Foraging, Garden, Home, Homestead, Knitting, Life, Yarn

Monthly Goals

For the past few months I have found myself kind of 'wondering aimlessly' through life. I don't mean that in a 'I don't know what my purpose is'. I finally think I really do know what my purpose is-to lead a homesteading lifestyle. To make do. To work with my hands. To share resources and… Continue reading Monthly Goals

Chickens, Homestead, Photography

Chicken Update

If you follow me over on Instagram, you might remember that I have had some egg laying issues lately. It all started about 3 weeks ago when I found a soft shelled egg on the floor of the coop underneath the roosts. I could pinpoint that it was Little Girl since it was under her… Continue reading Chicken Update

Foraging, Get Outside, Health, Life, River

Down the River

One advantage to not having a full time job is that I get to spend time doing things that I enjoy. And one of those things is being in the boat on the water. I've been spending a lot of my afternoons and evenings on the water recently. The above pictures are from several trips… Continue reading Down the River

Photography, Travel, New York City

NY Historical Society

  So way back on April 19th I made a trip into the City again. I'm loving the independence of taking these short overnight trips to places. It's so freeing. I look up something that I want to do in the City and then make plans. Usually I stay overnight at a friends house. But… Continue reading NY Historical Society

Book Review, Homestead, Yarn

Book Review-The Knitter’s Book of Yarn

I've owned this book for quite a few years now and believe it or not, I've never read it. Until now. I'm not even sure where I bought it but I can guess the reason was that I didn't know anything about knitting or yarn! So when I decided to start reviewing homesteading books on… Continue reading Book Review-The Knitter’s Book of Yarn

Book Review, Chickens, Home, Homestead

Book Review-Keeping Chickens

So I've followed Ashley English off and on for years. I don't really remember how I found her, maybe on instagram. Maybe through her blog, Small Measure. I don't recall it's been so long ago. But I have been collecting her books for some time now. I have the above book, Keeping Chickens, plus A Year… Continue reading Book Review-Keeping Chickens

Book Review, Home, Homestead

Book Review-Flat Broke with Two Goats

I discovered this book, Flat Broke with Two Goats, written by Jennifer McGaha, because it was listed as the Big Library Read on Overdrive during the first part of April. I would normally read this type of book-goats, homesteading, eastern North Carolina, and being broke, but I hadn't ever heard of it before (it is a… Continue reading Book Review-Flat Broke with Two Goats

Homestead, New York City, Travel, Yarn

Brooklyn General Store

Last Saturday I visited the Brooklyn Quilt Show and after we made an impromptu trip to Brooklyn General Store (after all it's only about a mile away!). I've been to BGS store one other time. It is such a nice store! They sell all things knitting plus some really fun fabrics! They also teach classes… Continue reading Brooklyn General Store

Crafting, Knitting, Quilt, Travel, Yarn

Brooklyn Quilt Show

I never pass up an opportunity to visit the City. My friend invited me to tag along to the Brooklyn Quilt Show this past Saturday and I couldn't say no!! This is from the first part of our trip-to the quilt show at Industry City. Brooklyn Flea was also happening at the same time. I… Continue reading Brooklyn Quilt Show