Lawdy, Lawdy y’all, February was a bear. We got a lot happening mixed with sickness that just keeps coming around. We got so much planted and growing, and spring just around the corner. We got massive amounts of birds chirping and nests being cleaned out for a new season of life to begin. We had a ton of sunshine and a few very cold days still. But all in all it was still progress.
So this month we had a birthday boy turn 10, yes 10! I mean where did a decade go? And yes that is a poop emoji, he wanted a poop emoji piñata, oh to be 10. He also has a new-found interest in outer space, stars and whatnot. So a field trip doubled as a birthday trip to the Kansas Cosmosphere, and man that place is amazing. If you ever find yourself traveling through Kansas it is a great place to learn, even for adults. It is only and hour down the road from us, but we had never been, I’m sure we will be returning again.
We of course had our first ever homestead birth, a baby goat named Endy (don’t ask me the kids named her). In fact it was all quite a surprise, we of course knew our mother goat was pregnant, but we thought she had a few more weeks. So one day we came home to a surprise baby goat walking around and mama with her. In fact I did a whole post on that, it was really quite a learning experience for us check that out here. She (Endy) and mama (Ariel) are doing great in fact you would never know she is only a few weeks old she gets out and runs and romps and is as curious as can be.
We got tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and small melons all started in pots. We also have onion, comfrey, echinacea, yarrow, and calendula started in trays as well. I plan on an early season for garden fresh food, as we still have tons of space in the greenhouse to get stuff going really early!
This month I had a mama goat with mastitis, a male duck with a swollen knee joint who couldn’t walk, and a child with an ear infection all to heal naturally with essential oils. With the animal life it is always a bit of an experiment. However the ear infection cure is pretty well proven to me check out my post on healing ear infections 3 different ways, naturally of course.
- get garden beds ready
- build few more goat pens from pallets
- put up new pasture fence
- start painting dining room
- look for boys dresser to upcycle and paint
- get outside for walks and park time more
Life is like a roller coaster, live it, be happy, enjoy life. -Avril Lavigne
Life this month was busy and hectic, if I am being honest it always is for us. However sickness on top of sickness did not help, and if I am being honest again, I kinda let sickness preparation kinda slide this year. So rest assured next year we will have the shelf stocked with fire cider, and raw pickled garlic, fermented veggies and many of my favorite supplements from my favorite top 10 list . So this year ol’ man winter kinda got us, but next year I have a plan.
Something to take away
February was like a roller coaster. We got all kinds of new and exciting stuff happening, sometimes it may seem overwhelming. However I like to remind myself we are moving toward our goals at a rapid pace. No, the end goal will not be here tomorrow. However we have constant progress. And yes, somedays I feel like we take 1 step forward and 2 steps back. All in all we are moving in a forward direction. So those goals of eating almost all homegrown food, and saving money while still eating organically are so much closer. All the hard work is worth it and in the end we will all be better for it ♡♡♡
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Beth is a mother of 5 living on a handful of acres in an old farmhouse in central Kansas. Beth has a background in the military and health and fitness however her passions come from her homestead life. Beth is an enthusiastic homeschooling mom, avid organic gardener, chicken & goat wrangler, who is obsessed with herbs and natural remedies and maintaining an all-around Do-It-Yourself lifestyle. Beth loves to share all she has learned about and sustainable living. While striving for a healthy, natural life, family-centered life.