February 26, 2020 – The Memory of Sounds

I was watching a very interesting documentary today called, “Grandfather”. It is about a self-sufficient Latvian man who is 76 years old. He has a very old-fashioned approach to farming, using an old work horse to complete most of the tasks alongside him. There were some sounds in the documentary that touched my soul. One…

February 25, 2020 – A Message and All People

It has been 20 days since I updated. I’ve made the homemade toothpaste, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, and household cleaners. Honestly, most of us are really happy with the outcome of all of them. I also tried some nearly zero waste shopping at a grocery store about 1 hour and 15 minutes away. There is…

February 5, 2020

I’ve been trying to get rid of chemicals in our home, a little bit at a time. So far I’ve made green cleaning products and laundry detergent. Today, I’m making homemade toothpaste. I’m using Lilly’s peppermint oil, coconut oil, and baking soda. Just like the laundry detergent, I’m not sure how well it works, and…

February 4, 2020

I went to my bank account to check it, and was hit with the reality of what I wrote yesterday. I wrote about being a good steward by being economical. Two lines of charges right next to each other, coming out of my account, happened to be nearly identical in the amount charged. The first…

February 3, 2020

Eeking out every bit of rest. That seems like a dichotomy in some regards. Maybe it’s because I know that I only have maybe two more weeks, before I have to start working on the garden. Life has an interesting way of priming you for the reality that it is. Even though we have one…

January 13, 2020

Ruminating on 2019 isn’t something I’ve really relished, so I put it off. And really, I won’t be putting too much into it either. 2019 summed up: Change, and possible change. Trusting Him through the change and possible change. Even through the strangeness of 2019, we have had peace. We’ve had a lot of people…

Working With the Rain

I’ve worked our garden through droughts and dry spells. I’ve shaken my fist at giant rodents called deer who ate my entire garden down to nubs. (I still growl when I spot a deer. I don’t think they are cute, not in the least.) This is the first year that I’ve had a hard time…

Thursday, October 11, 2018 – Peace, Please

It seems like when I think things are swinging into peaceful, non-weird, non-dramatic times, something chaotic, weird, and dramatic happens. Then I can’t sleep because I’m worried about it. Then all my senses are on edge, and I’m cranky. As time goes on, it get easier to roll with the punches. Recovery time is less….