Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sodbuster Homestead Update: The Garden of Mojave

This is what our Summer garden looks like. This is why we have Fall and Spring gardens out here in the Mojave desert. Dying pepper plants, although I will be able to pick a few before we give them to the chickens. That sunflower plant thinks its a stinkin’ tree! Getting ready for the Fall planting. Oh yeah! It’s been… Read more »

Do you want to build a snowman? Or ride our bikes around the hall?

What else do homeschoolers do? Today was our official first day of school 2015-2016. What fun! No, serious, it was a lot of a fun! We got up, did yogurt and granola (a treat! I don’t do that meal often) and we quickly did our morning chores–and then the fun began! We started off with the three R’s, as Ruth… Read more »

The Christian Walk: The Next Text Message?

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I wish I could say I was intentional about my Christian walk and faith. I would love to say that I wake up refreshed every morning and pour my heart and soul into God’s Word like King David but I am more like that verse in Psalm 119:62 that says, “At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You… Read more »

Small-House-Living Series- The 15 minute cleaning challenge

It started with a YouTube video. I thought the concept was interesting so I decided to try it.  I set the time for fifteen minutes and went through each room and just look and saw what 15 minutes would tackle.  Sometimes I would be in the middle of a project when the time went off, and I would just add… Read more »

Financial Friday~ Grocery Haul, Budget Shopping, and Menu/Meal Planning

Today is grocery shopping day! Sometimes these days are the dreaded days as I watch the totals go up, or the best day of the week as we see the fridge stocked once again. I shared on Facebook a Youtube video I had found on meal planning. Now, you all remember that I found that shopping every two weeks, was… Read more »

Mundane Monday: Mom’s survival tactics

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Image courtesy of http://www.clipartsheep.com The weekend is over. The weekends always seem so busy of household events for us! We went swimming as a family, the first time this year! We also did more kitchen renovations, set the chickens loose in the garden, we decluttered again in the children’s room, did our monthly recycling haul, and of course, planned for… Read more »