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Ian Was Right. Don’t Make Me Say it Again.

Trust me, I wouldn’t say it if it wasn’t true.

Last year, our homestead garden was entirely my responsibility. While I relied on Ian to run the over-sized tiller to turn up the thick clay we were pretending was good garden soil, the planning, planting and maintenance of the space was completely up to me.

And it was a disaster.

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Learning to Live With Good Enough

As much as this blog allows me to celebrate everything that’s going well for us, there are a lot of things that I wish could have gone a little differently this past year.

This was my first year out of school and my first opportunity to have a full-time job that lasted for more than the summer months. It was also my first year of marriage and the opportunity to fully pursue the “homesteading dream” that Ian and I have talked about for so long.

It was a year full of sky-high expectations, so maybe I shouldn’t be surprised that I ended disappointed with myself.

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My Garden Sucks. And That’s Ok.

I really didn’t want to show these pictures.

I’m cringing even now as I move my cursor to “publish”. In a matter of seconds, I’m going to kill whatever sense you had that I am a competent individual who can be trusted with important tasks.

But THAT illusion needs to be broken. I can’t pretend otherwise.

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Putting Up the Garden Harvest

It’s been a crazy busy summer over here! (Can you tell? My blog post frequency has plummeted.) I’ll be back at it in full force soon, especially since I have very exciting news to share in the next few days.

In the meantime, I’m ready to give a new garden update. Only this one is a little different, and it’s the most exciting one yet! That’s because I’m finally able to move away from focusing on the plants themselves and instead enjoy the bountiful food they are producing for us.

There’s just one problem. I haven’t cooked a meal in three weeks.

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May Homestead Update

May passed us by in such a whirlwind of activity that I didn’t think much of consequence actually happened in those 31 days. But a quick scan of the contents of my camera  proved otherwise. Low and behold! Exciting things happened! Lots of them!

Some have already made it to this blog; most have not. So let this post serve as a catch up for you on all the not-to-be-missed happenings at our mountain home.

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