Category Archives: The Homestead

  • Preparing the horses, just “chill”

    My husband and I made a quick trip to the feed store yesterday to pick up new halters for the horses.
    We normally use rope halters, but the horse movers require the horses have regular halters for the trip.


    One of our five horses has never been in a trailer before, she was born to us after we rescued her mama when she was about 4.5 months pregnant, although we didn’t know she was pregnant at the time.

    So we’re not real sure how all the horses will do with the loading, and the trek halfway across the country!

    alesia, raiah

    While we were there our farrier’s daughter happened to be working and I asked her if she could recommend something natural to help with the horses possibly anxiety.


    She said yes, she had just the thing. It’s called “chill”.


    My husband then proceeded to ask her if his wife (me) could take it too.

    Good thing I’ve got a great a great sense of humor!!!

    Sad thing is, it was a great question!

  • Goodbye hens.

    Our hens are leaving us in just under an hour. The girls are out there saying their goodbyes. This time of goodbyes included more begging mama (me) if they could they please keep just SOME hens?!

  • I have to admit…

    I have to admit, I have some fears about moving to the prairies!

    I love adventure, and I’m actually a tomboy at heart, so these silly fears create a sort of battle within me. It’s a constant fight between fun and adventure vs. being cautious and worried.

  • A moment of silence.

    I’m enjoying a moment of silence.

    I’ve been feeling a tad overwhelmed. There’s a TON to do around here and with the eldest two working all the time, and making time for friends and fun before we leave the Island, I find myself with way too much to do and way too little time to do it in. Yet at the same time, with each thing I cross off my ever growing list, I feel a sense of accomplishment, and excitement that we’re getting closer.

    I just need a cloning device for the next couple of weeks.

  • I hate eating my words, it’s sooo… yucky…

    I really hate it when I have to eat my words. It just does NOT taste good.

  • Continuation of our moving situation.

    Now that we’ve taken the house off the market, EVERYONE wants our property. I’ve been in contact with a family who wants to lease it, since the day we decided to go that route instead of selling, and since then I’ve had people act DESPERATE for our property.


    He texted and said, “We now have a home.”

  • Yes, we are FINALLY going to be together as a family once again!

    I can’t tell you how many times my mind, my heart, my whole being has cried out, “I just want to go home…” over the past several years.

    But we never knew where home was. All we knew, was that it was no longer here.

  • Dutch pancakes, our favorite.

    Do you love pancakes? Or even have a favorite topping? If so, would you care to share your favorite recipe with the rest of us? Feel free to leave it in the comments below, or email it to me at homesteademporium(AT) (use the @ instead of the (AT) when emailing)