Brain power at a minimum

Officially in our last week at the high school and EVERYONE is ready for summer break!  It appears all of the humans in this building are going bananas in some form or another!  I know I said I wanted to post more, but obviously life gets in the way and this fell to the wayside……

Adulting: Gardening style

Told y’all I’d try and post more!  We had a busy weekend with 30th birthday parties, multiple trips to Home Depot, and chickens!  I’m going to focus primarily on an adulty skill I have yet to acquire:  gardening (more specifically:  flowers.)  Does anyone else still feel like they’re a kid?  Whenever there are decisions that…

CAUTION: Entering busy season

GOOD LORD, Y’ALL!  I feel like I start every post with talking about how crazy my days are getting and then they just get crazier.  Is that karma for talking about them?  How can one UNkarma? Figured I’d slap a cute picture of the minis with their doggie on first, since that will be the…

Summer is here!! (kind of…)

Holy moly y’all–has anyone else been INSANELY busy these past few weeks?  I feel like I’ve been running around non-stop!  After what felt like a year of rain, we finally got some nicer weather!  Granted, two days of that was 90 degree humid heat…brutal!  Everyone was SO cranky, thunderstorms were rampant (which the dog and…

Aaaaaand…they’re out!

WEEEEOOOOOOO!!!!!  Our first six chickens are outside!  Not gonna lie…moving them out was almost as nerve wracking as sending my kids to daycare for the first time. Here’s the part where I may get a little testy…I have been telling (close to nagging) my husband for TWO WEEKS that the chickens needed to get outside….

Did I move to Seattle??

Good gravy, y’all, I’ll tell ya what–it has rained more in the past two weeks than I ever remember.  Everything is all green and pretty and growing…but DANG!!!  It’s put a damper on the cleaning up/coop building/airing the plague out of our house.  These chickens are growing SUPER fast and they flippin’ stink.  GUH! Coop…

I Heart Pasta

As promised, a post about some of the food I’ve been making this past week!  Things got a little squirrelly this weekend and I didn’t end up making as much as planned.  I will share some of the homemade goodies I made (okay, some are semi-homemade!)   Raspberry tart things!  At the high school I…

Operation: De-Winter Homestead! (and more coop!)

The buds are on the trees, our daffodils are starting to bloom, and we’re all walking around in t-shirts!  SPRINGTIME IN VERMONT!!!!!  We are all SO happy and grateful for the nice weather.  It was a rough season for illness and I’m airing our house out every day.  The girls are loving being able to…

Coop building leads to divorce…

Does anyone else despise doing construction work with their significant other?  I honestly try to avoid it AT ALL COSTS. A. We are both SUPREMELY stubborn and unwilling to budge B. I tend to look at how “pretty” something is going to look, while he thinks of functionality C. We have two kids running around…

Our Flock…Pack…whatever…

We quickly went from a house with just a dog…to a house with a dog and 12 chickens (YIKES!) Our main man is a rescue we call Luke We got him almost 3 years ago.  I was working at a cheese factory and a co-worker brought him to work.  He had been in Connecticut and…

Meet the Girls!

You’ll be hearing about this wild duo A LOT.  During the summer, it’s pretty much us three home.  My husband works for a company who specializes in gym floors, so summer is GO TIME for him! I’ve got two awesome kids–don’t get me wrong, sometimes they’re stubborn, whiny, or downright mean.  But 90% of the…

Hey Y’all!!

First blog post ever…hoping it’s not the standard, run-of-the-mill, boring post… I decided to start a blog this morning–mainly because my life is quickly becoming busy, but also to document my life so I can look back on it.  Sure, I’m like every millennial mom who takes 6000 pictures on her phone.  But, guys, I…