The (mis)Adventures of a Homesteadin' Mama

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Take A Peek At Our Week April 1-7

Enjoy this peek at our week!

Hip-pity hop-pity Easter/Spring break has come and gone one the homestead. It was a brisk week filled with childhood joys, cute critters, and a few (mis)Adventures. The oldest country kid is struggling with behavior at school, so when he got suspended, we had shipped him off early for Spring Break with my parents.It wasn’t meat as a punishment, I just honestly needed a break from parenting him for a bit. Parental burn out is a bad thing and I was close.

With less stress around the homestead, we focused on giving the littlest country kid a fun filled Easter before he joined his brother for Spring Break at the Grandparents. Once those bugger butts were gone, this Homesteading Mama got to work relaxing in nature, and deep cleaning dirty little boy rooms.

The country kids’ return once again brought chaos to the homestead ended with the worst birthday I have ever had and our first ever homeowners insurance claim. But that’s life, right? Crap happens and you just keep plugging along, looking for the good moments.

So what made me smile this week?

And this one I call “ducks at dawn.” Nothing like an early morning dip! It’s an refreshing 35 degrees


The littlest country kid was delighted by his Easter basket.


The oldest country kid was at the grandparents, but we had no lack in hunt participants! The littlest country kid was talking smack to our friend’s college daughter who spent Easter with us as the Homestead Hubby geared up to find his Easter 6 pack!


Hubby’s Silkie babies have officially reached the awkward “teenage” phase of their chickhood. If you have never raised chickens from day old chicks, they go through this phase where they are hard to look at, don’t listen, poop everywhere, and their brooder is a hot mess with stuff kicked everywhere, aka teenagers. I know these bantams are purely ornamental and really won’t pull their weight in the hen house, but they are adorable and will bring hubby joy, and that makes them worth the feed


“Mom, are we taking a selfie?” asked the littlest country kid. Nope, son, we don’t take selfies…. A selfie is when you take a picture of yourself trying to look good. I’m taking a picture of you and you are taking a picture of me, so we are looking at each other, not our selves. Let’s just call it an “usie” I never want to be accused of taking a selfie, ever! I took a felfie once, ya know a photo with a critter (aka farm selfie), but as far as self photography, I’ll stick to the parts of my body I can’t see but need a visual on!  Heading out on another road trip to take this punk to the grandparents for some quality spring break time….. gonna miss his cuteness, good thing I took this usie!


Just strolling through the woods alone, well that’s what we both thought we were doing till we ran into each other!


You know your in trouble when you get a stern, disapproving stare from a chick…… I don’t know, but I am pretty sure she is plotting my demise.


The flock would like to file a formal complaint to Mother Nature for the preservation of Spring, which I guess Mother Nature has deemed to be inappropriate for our latitude at this time. In all seriousness…. where the H E double hockey sticks did spring go?!?!?!


The country kids are home from the grandparents and spring break was coming to a close. And even though I spent 2 days deep cleaning this one’s room, he actually smiled about it. It might have to do with the new set of sheets I got him. Admit it, everyone loves a new set of sheets! It was nice to see him smile (something he seem to never do) and I have photographic proof (something he never lets me do!) 


No, I was not mopping my bathroom in an attempt to clean, we were trying to sop up all the water from the flooding that occurred when the toilet upstairs flooded, came through the ceiling and into the downstairs bathroom. I’ve called our insurance company…. This has been the worst birthday ever! Yes, this happened on my birthday of all days! Now to crunch numbers and come up with $1,500 to cover the deductible. If there is a positive in this anywhere this is our first ever claim so our policy hopefully won’t go up too much. So after crying hysterically in the critter shed, I think I’ve pulled myself back together. Big girl panties deployed. I must say, the floor has never been cleaner!



Remember to take time out of your busy day to find your own things to make you smile!


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