Pre-planning your menu will do several things for you. It will force you to double check your calendar. It will force you to go through your pantry, fridge and freezer (helps keep things fresh). It will also force you to make a grocery list (which will help you stay in budget). Quick note about budgets, … Continue reading Busy Mom Menu Planning Tips
It is that time of year here, for all of us! Some of the things we have been working on, besides the endless list of school supplies, are school lunch planning, organizing and scheduling. We have also been looking at various extracurricular activities. The kids have such varied interests that we have been looking at … Continue reading Gearing Up For Back to School
Apparently our future has been something weighing on my subconscious mind. I have had a couple of dreams lately depicting the whole layout of the farm. Granted the perfect place I have had daydreams of for years years. Now it is showing up in my regular dreams, so I guess it is time to really layout … Continue reading Dreaming of the Future
Did you make any New Year's Resolutions that haven't made it past the first week? Have you been "meaning" to do something all summer and not gotten to it yet? Are your kids going back to school or are you getting organized for another year of homeschooling? What is on tap for fall?Don't look at … Continue reading How is Your Fall Shaping Up?
Yep, totally ticked my kids off. I locked the screen doors and sent them outside to play on Sunday afternoon. They had been sitting around, bored and it was a beautiful sunny day outside. I heard excuses from I can't do that without my MP3 player to I don't want to use my imagination anymore. … Continue reading You Locked the Door!
"I'm bored" is the call of many a child stuck inside on bad weather days. I think most of us want our kids to stay active and play outside more. I know we struggle with "screen" time here especially when the weather sucks. For the heck of it I checked out The Wild Weather Book … Continue reading Weather Not Good Enough to Play Outside?
I have always loved school. I have always gotten excited about going but there is something about starting this year that has me even more excited. I think it is the freedom I feel to really create a career that I can enjoy and will fall in line with my personal beliefs and dreams. So … Continue reading School is Almost Here!
Generally speaking I am pretty healthy. I did go for a physical recently because my blood pressure had crept wwaayy up and I was not feeling my best. Cholesterol is normal, HDL's are high and all that. I know that I have a family history of high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes, so getting … Continue reading Health Check
If you won the lottery today what single life changing dream would you follow? Would buy/build a sustainable homestead? I know I would. Would make sure you were instantly debt free? Would you go to Las Vegas to increase your fortune, or at least try to? Would you give part or all to charity? Mine … Continue reading You Just Won the Lottery!
Well that depends really on you. Some people can work well with just a list of their goals, others need more details. We would all love to have our farms support us, how you get to that end is really up to you and that is where a business plan comes into play. To see … Continue reading Farm Business Plan: Do I Really Need One?