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January 2017 update!

January 2017 update!

So, we haven’t updated in awhile. Life while trying to start a homestead has been exceptionally busy! We have been working non-stop to get our chicken coop fully finished (adding a permanent run), planning a small garden for this year, building up compost, and...
Hugel-what?

Hugel-what?

Hugelkultur! A german word pronounced “Hoo-gul-culture”, means hill culture or hill mound. It’s something that I have learned through my permaculture studying and we’ll be applying to our gardening this year. It’s a pretty simple...
Clearing The Land: Making Way for Our Future

Clearing The Land: Making Way for Our Future

Sitting on our back porch enjoying the land surrounding our home has been such a blessing. Over the last few weeks we’ve been busy in and around the house, getting the renovation work finished and the children back on their studies. Most of our work inside the...
Beginning our Homestead Journey

Beginning our Homestead Journey

We’ve officially moved in to the middle of the Piney Woods in Deep East Texas! It’s been a long 4 weeks of house renovations, but it’s been well worth it! It’s time to start plotting out where our fall garden will go, and to start getting the...
Leaving the Big City

Leaving the Big City

Suburban/City life has been what we’ve known for as long as we can remember, but it’s never been something we wanted to continue. There were dreams of being able to move to the country, where it was quiet, slower, and more peaceful. We would watch videos...
Our First Homestead Project: The Stairs

Our First Homestead Project: The Stairs

Just before closing on the land and house, the appraiser added a “Subject to” clause on the report. That subject to was fixing stairs on the back porch that had rotted down and were falling off. My father-in-law and I took it upon ourselves fix the stairs...
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