When you move into a new house there are things you can do to make it feel like home. Some of my favorites are: hanging family pictures on the walls, organizing my closet, setting up the classroom (aka dining room) , and getting the kitchen up and running.
We don’t just set up a home; we set up a homestead. That means that there are a few more I would like to include on my list: building the chicken house, preparing and planting gardens, and fencing in the goat pens are some of them. This weekend Mark and his helpers, the kids, finished putting up the one item that I consider absolutely necessary to making a house a home and some land a homestead: the clothesline!
Hello significant savings on the power bill and lovely air-dried clothing!
Now, let me walk you around to a few other spots on our homestead that have helped to settle us in!
Let’s start with some of the gardens. Seeing new squash appearing daily is fabulous!! I can already taste the zucchini brownies. Mmmm!
The tomato plants have really taken off over the past two weeks, and I am finding bunches of new blooms all promising juicy tomatoes!
My favorite morning chore is feeding the ducks and the chickens. They know my voice and make quite a racket in anticipation of breakfast.
My homesteading heart is happy to see sheets out drying in the sun, but here is much more work to do around our little homestead.
Up next on my list: finish fencing in the goat pen.
Do you have a clothesline?
What are some of the things that helps make a new house feel like home to you?
All for God’s glory,
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