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We are Surviving

Life can get so crazy. Every now and then you wonder at all the darts being hurled at you. How do you make it?

Well, you just keep plugging away, one day at a time, and sometimes you ignore your plans.

This week, believe it or not, we got hit with covid again. First our son, who just moved out, then me, because I went to take care of him and spent half a day with him before I realized he had covid. So I’ve been off the radar and my plans got scrapped. The last few days have been a blur, observed from my bedchamber.

Being sick does bring you some observation time, even if you’re in and out of wakefulness. And I’ve smiled internally many times these last couple days.

Even though I had to change beds so I could get some rest, the banging hammers, buzzing saws and whirring sanders mean that construction is happening. Andrew’s working on building a vanity for their bathroom. He’s one to really take his time. So far I’ve only seen parts and pieces, but I’m certain it will turn out nice.

Adam’s built a wall for the downstairs bathroom. We can’t close it in completely until we get the electric inspected, but little by little, we can do what we can do.

While I had a few minutes of wakefulness yesterday, I looked on Amazon.com for shower curtains. Trying to find something middle of the road rustic. I’d choose gingham or flowery, and in think that a big Buffalo check could be rustic enough. But I’m trying to make this for everyone, so not completely girly, since it’s a shop bathroom that everyone will use until we get to the others. Maybe a cabin themed style will work. I’m kind or picky. My husband is too, just with different tastes. So, I eventually gave it up because my brain got too tired of looking.



That’s a ton, but it’s hard enough for me to choose, but choosing what others will like is kind of harder, and kind of easier.

I showed these to Greg. See if you can guess which ones he liked! He actually liked many of them, but two were his favorites.

We like the lodge/cabin idea, but I don’t like animals we don’t have here–so no elk or moose. We do have black bears, and saw the same one again this past Sabbath hiking up the hill.

Enough about us–you came to hop, so have fun!

Stay well and safe!


Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

This week a friend sent me this. It encouraged me greatly. A reminder that God has ultimate control. “This far and no farther!” That’s what He says. So, no matter what comes, we do have a loving Father who cares and won’t let too much come.

Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading.

Meet Your Hosts!

Follow Their Blogs

Natasha – Houseful of Nicholes (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Laurie – Ridge Haven Homestead (Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram)

Liz – The Cape Coop (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Kelly – Simple Life Mom (Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram)

FEATURED POSTS from the Last Homestead Blog Hop

Each week we take turns choosing three posts to feature. Each post will be shared on all social media platforms by all of the hosts! Here are the features from Last Week’s Hop:

1. Food Preservation Methods Past and Present– from Redemption Permaculture

2. How to Make Homemade Counter Wipes from Scratch Made Food

3. How to Save Money with These 14 Homemade Laundry Detergent, Static, and stain Fighters from Lazy Budget Chef

Congrats! Feel free to grab the featured on button for your post.

Just right click and ‘save image as…

Homestead Blog Hop Featured Badge

Guidelines for this Get-Together:

  1. Click on the “Add your Link” Button below and add a great image of your project or recipe. Make sure you link to the page of your family friendly post – not the main page of your blog.
  2. Link up to three posts each week.
  3. Try to visit at least a few other blogs at the party. Be sure to leave a comment to let them know you stopped by.
  4. Link your post back to the Homestead Blog Hop. If the hop isn’t linked to your post then you cannot be featured. All featured posts will be shared on all hosts’ social media channels.
  5. Please link up posts that you haven’t linked to the hop before. You are welcome to link old posts from your blog.
  6. By joining the party, you are giving the hosts permission to use one photo from your post with a link back to your site if it is selected as one of next week’s Features.
  7. This is a family-friendly link up meant to inspire and motivate the homesteader in all of us.

Let the Party Begin!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Follow all your hosts on Pinterest and send me a message that you’d like to be added to our Homestead Blog Hop group board. The only rule is to only add posts that you’ve also added here.

Homestead Blog Hop - Homestead tips, ideas, animal care, and recipes every Wednesday

4 Replies

  1. So sorry to hear that you have COVID again….
    Thanks so much for hosting this delightful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

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