Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. Then people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others. First Thessalonians 4:11-12 (NLT)

Saturday, February 19, 2011


The last few days, we have had a warm up in temps. Most of the snow has melted! We took a walk around the property today and made some decisions on where to put the goat pen and chicken house. We found lots of deer tracks and saw the tail end of a herd of deer - counted 8 before they disappeared across the creek into the woods. It felt so good to get out into the sun.

My seeds should start arriving this week. I will have to control myself and not start them too soon!

Mrs. B

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Menu Plan for the Week

Monday:         Valentine's Day - eat out using a gift card from Christmas
Tuesday:        Homemade Veggie Beef Soup left over from Sunday with fresh bread
Wednesday:   Hamburgers on the grill with homemade buns, baked beans
Thursday:       BBQ chicken, baked potatoes, green beans
Friday:           Ham and Bean Soup, cornbread,
Saturday:       Beef Enchilada Casserole, tamales, salad
Sunday:         Breaded Baked Pork Chops, baked potatoes, salad

Saturday, February 12, 2011

and it begins . . .

We are off on our new journey - a journey to self-sufficiency. Our goal is to grow and preserve our own meat and food in an effort to become healthier and less reliant on the "normal" food chain. I have my seed order ready and will be starting some seeds by the end of the month. I have already started making our own bread and cooking from scratch to avoid chemical preservatives. We plan to purchase goats for milking and meat, and chickens for eggs and meat. Our very own backyard homestead!