That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him.”
It used to be that March was only on my radar because I was (am?) kind of crazy-into college basketball. Madness. Guilty as charged. But these latter days, March has taken on a much deeper meaning in our house.
Meanwhile, I'm still working through my personal courses, and I'm learning how to Knook - a cross between knitting and crocheting - because my fingers need to keep busy while they're not digging in the dirt.
I discovered the wonderful homestead printables by Quinn at Reformation Acres, and I've had so very much fun creating a homesteading binder. (Y'all know how I love my binders!) Even though many of my sheets are still blank - just looking through them has me dreaming and drooling for the homesteading months and years to come!
I intended to blog about our year Marching Off-Grid at the beginning of March, but alas. My dear Jason's mantra: When you have eight children, that leaves you seven minutes a day to do anything YOU wanted to do.
Jason brought home a big 'ol white board for the dining room. My inner-Martha Stewart fought a cage match with my inner-MaryJane Butters, but the farm girl won and I like it now. It holds the lists of everything we need to/want to accomplish in the next homesteading year. Despite the farm projects list being the size of Texas, it is not really a burden. We are all feeling so much EXCITEMENT this month!
Reading list: Back To Eden Film - Simple. Sustainable. Solutions. ; The Working Chicken: Learn everything you need to know to become a backyard egg and meat producer in 30 minutes or less!; The Backyard Chicken Bible: The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens; Living with Goats: Everything You Need To Know To Raise Your Own Backyard Herd
Research. Reading. Reading some more. Pinterest. Blogs. The new-to-me art of "project proposals". Oh, how I love having a husband who trusts me to do the book-learnin' and submit my ideas to him. Chicken coop plans are in the works, hatchery catalogs are at hand, seed lists are prepared, and wood mulch is going down on the composted manure just as soon as the rain stops. (Will the rain ever stop? History tells me "yes", my heart tells me "no".) Spring is peeking out at every turn on our homestead. A prior owner, way back in the 60's, planted over 30,000 daffodils and other mixed bulbs on the land. The woods have grown deep around them, and it's such a treat to walk out there, turn the corner, and see a riot of color. Spring. Yes! I truly thank God that we are here, and Lord willing, there is such a year in store for us.
...I am determined to stay more up to date with our life here on our little homestead. Please visit often and see what we're up to! Thanks for sharing in this journey with me!
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