Updates from the Homestead

Life has been busy the last week or so. Hard for me to believe but my baby boy turned 13! Now it is official, all my children are in their teens and 20’s.. strange feeling! Isaac had a sleep over with a few of his friends; they played games, xbox, and ate junk food. Everyone seemed to have a good time. The next day we had a party for him with pizza and cupcakes for dessert.

I am so ready for some spring like weather. I am happy to see that spring will be here this weekend.. now for the spring like weather to match!  The weather man said normally for March the city gets 3.71 inches of rain for the entire month. As of yesterday 4.75 inches had fallen! Where we live we get even more rain than the city (city gets 30 to 35 inches a year.. we get 75 to 100 inches), so I am sure we have had even more rain fall.. and it feels like it .. wet and gray and muddy.. On the bright side.. my garden seeds arrived in the mail today. I can’t wait to get my tomato seeds started! I guess that is one way I will make it feel like spring. :)

This weekend I plan on attacking a couple of my kitchen cupboards. They are so in need of organization. I hope to post about this in a couple of days.  I'm working on my spring cleaning.. but actually I have been doing this since January.. a little here and a little there..  I will keep on posting about it as I move through the house. 

Hope you all have a great weekend on your homesteads!


  1. Happy Birthday to your sweet son! Looks like he had great fun with his friends. Don't they grow up just too fast?! Keep enjoying him.

  2. Happy Birthday to your son Isaac!!!
    I can hardly wait for spring too--if it weren't for the little bit of clear skies we've had, the yellow of the daffodils and forsythia and the fruit trees that are beginning to blossom, I'd be going crazy by now with all the rain the PNW has had this year--LOL:)
    Working on my kitchen too--can hardly wait to finish it!

  3. I just stumbled upon your blog as I am dreaming of my own homestead for my family. I am going to love reading!!


  4. Where do you buy your seeds from?

  5. Melissa I buy them from Territorial Seed Company: http://www.territorialseed.com/ They specialize in seeds that grow well in my damp PNW climate.

  6. Very cool! I'm always looking for great heirloom and organic seed. My climate is definitely not wet, though. :) I'm from the Valley of the Sun in Phoenix, Arizona (Mesa) We run the risk of having our plants scorched into oblivion every year if we don't get them in the ground before it starts to (very) rapidly heat up. I'm just getting back into gardening after a long hiatus. My husband and I are renters right now, but my parents are graciously letting us sharecrop their bit of backyard garden space. We were lucky this year. We got seeds and seedlings in the earth just before some beautiful rains came to settle everyone in. :) Best of luck with everything! I love your blog and website. Such an inspiration. Thanks! -Melissa


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