Two new discoveries/ learning adventures/ obsessions: Thesouthernplate.com and sewing.
Those two things have been occupying my time, in addition to keeping house, keeping animals alive, mothering, wifing and laundry. I have been trying all sorts of new recipes from the website and they have all been wonderful! I get so excited when I find a new cookbook or blogger that has recipes we can do and enjoy. A lot of the southern plate recipes call for convienence foods so I’ve just made from scratch what I could. But I have been buying SOME of those boxes and cans since I’m working from home now. (More on that later).
I have fallen in love with sewing. Of course, YouTube has been my teacher and I have learned so much already! I love learning new home arts!! I’ve sewn 5 dresses to go into boxes for Operation Christmas Child. I also put a new zipper on my winter jacket and made a beautiful bible cover. My current project is a knit tunic, like the Lula Ro ones.
Mom staying home and living on dads income has so many positives, but we’ve encountered a new one most recently. Many years ago when mom staying home was the norm, it provided a cushion, some insurance, for when things got tough financially. If you were accustomed to living on one income, when more was needed, mom could just help out to bring more in. This is so much different than today. With both mom and dad working to make ends meet in a living situation, when things get tough, there is no way out. So for us, things got tough financially. Homesteading is not cheap, although we live as frugally as we can. Doug was off work for a bit because he has knee surgery and it put us very far behind. But I was able to begin bringing in additional income by working from home doing some scoping work. It has been a blessing beyond means! I’m still loving my oils, but unfortunately I live in an area where the market just isn’t supportive of Doterra. I still order and share and love them though.
Luna Mae is getting so big. I’ve begun separating her at night because she is drinking so much milk now! The pigs go to the butcher October 10th. Wilbur really needs to stop being so sweet and adorable because I’m not sure how we’ll be able to eat him now. Darn it!!!
Were ready for winter. Ready for rest.