Tag: Blacksmithing

First frosts, harvests and a touch of Blacksmithing

It finally happened this week… our first frost. It wasn’t the hardest of frosts, but enough to make us realize that the season is slowly fading towards dreadful winter. But, happy thoughts for now… garden harvests tonight! I started with the gardens around the…

Getting craft show ready!

Autumn Glory is usually our biggest craft show in this area. I’ve been with my mom selling in years past, but this will be the first year that we finally use our Llewellyn Homestead name. Oh, and the first year for my husband to…

Blacksmithing up a storm!

The Mr has been forging his heart out lately! Just about everytime I walk into the garage, I can hear pounding and smell coal smoke. (Weirdly enough that sulpher smell reminds me of my childhood home.) After bending several, he attached them to some…

September goals update 2017

September was a month of colossal harvests, produce stands set up, still getting acquainted with my new students and working around our tiny homestead! Here are how the goals are going: 1. Zero waste our home! We have been eating a lot from the…

Mushroom growing, harvests, crafting and donating

This weekend was full of all the reasons why I put so much into this lifestyle that we are wanting to live. Remember the mushroom spawn that I spread in a raised bed back in early May? Well, the mushrooms have finally popped up…

Fair winnings and feeling like a fraud

Yes, you sure read that correctly. For a couple years in a row I have enjoyed entering our crafts and foods into the fair, but I just get this nagging voice in my head that screams that I’m not good enough. So let’s start…

Honey sale and other homestead happenings

Last weekend we had our first sale event here at the homestead! It was a honey and egg sale! We sold out of honey and sold a lot of eggs! Plus, people got to taste some cucumelons and look at my craftiness! It was…