Tag: minimal living

May Goals Update 2018

It’s June!!! Only another week and a half of school, the garden is coming to life and the temperatures are on the rise. I love summertime! And here’s how the goals are going: 1. Expand the garden– it happened! The whole thing is planted!…

Overload of homestead happenings!

Over the long weekend and all week long, we have been working all around this place! The Mr. has been putting up better fencing around the garden that also connects the chicken area to the garden. This is the new walkway in the big…

2018 is going to be a No Spend Year!

I know what you’re thinking… you have to spend money to stay alive! You’re right! I also don’t want my belongings repo-ed or to starve! So, of course we are going to pay our mortgage and other bills. We are also going to definitely…

Still gardening and harvesting! 

Well tomorrow is the end of September and my birthday! I have no plans, but I know we will get into something! Now, onto the harvests!! We are getting some popcorn harvested and it is beautiful!  We also cut a few of the sunflowers…

2017 New Year Goals

Last year we tracked our goals and loved being able to share with others!  Check out last year’s results: https://littlellewellynhomestead.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/2016-goal-recap/ As for this year, we have come up with 12 new goals for 2017! 1. Zero waste our home! We already do a good…

Why I became a minimalist

Today was one of those days that I felt like I had to explain myself over and over. Why? Because I choose to live a simplistic life. Does that mean I’m washing my clothes in a stream with rocks? No! Do I refuse modern…

Kick back to the weekend!

There really isn’t much growing around here right now. It’s getting pretty cold at night and the garden will be all cleaned up soon. We are still able to harvest a few cherry tomatoes. I was really excited to cut the birdhouse gourds from…

Luffa gourd growing

I know, I have been posting way too many pictures of the luffas that I have been growing this year! But, despite being told they wouldn’t grow here, I have had a great crop! (For reference I live in a zone 6) Quick background…

Little harvest and frugal decor 9/28

We are still getting a few tomatoes and luffas from the garden. But yesterday, we got our first birdhouse gourd. We are trying to leave them on the vine for a while, but one fell off and I knew the hens would make it…

Summer is over 9/21

Just like that. Summer is over. Yes, we have been in school for a few weeks. But, pretty soon this weather is going to get cooler and pumpkin creations will appear everyone. (And I dislike pumpkin anything) The garden is becoming a barren piece…

Last weekend of summer

We have crammed work into every second this weekend. I think that we might just be getting to the end of all the canning. We were able to can a bunch of grape jelly from the grapes that I got! It is seriously delicious!…

Crafting weekend

Our sweet little cockapoo Izzy isn’t feeling up to par. She’s always tough and full of life, so I hate seeing her down. She’s being seen by the vet, so hoping that she will be on the mend! I couldn’t spend too much time…