The Happyish Homestead

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Something is Better Than Nothing

At least that’s what I’m telling myself about this post.

Because it’s been a while since I’ve posted.

Maybe you’ve noticed?

If you’re still there?

Spring is a super busy time around here.

Which is exciting.

And exhausting.

Mostly exhausting.

Bryce says it’s because we’re homesteaders.

I say we’re not homesteaders.

He asks then, what are we?

I say we’re just an average looking couple who has a lot of stuff that causes a lot of work: yard, grass, weeds, garden, bees, children, chickens, house, money.

{Just kidding.

We don’t have a lot of money.}

So, in brief, this is what we’ve been up to:

Harvesting honey

Eating peas, raspberries, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, and cherries.

And eggs.

Lots and lots of eggs.

Jumping on the trampoline.

Eating dinner under the grape arbor.

{Which was recently outfitted with some outdoor lighting.

And is home to a mommy, daddy and two baby robins.}

Adeline got a duck.

We made a chicken run.

{Bryce loves me, but he was tired of chicken poopy being every.where.}

Washing, hanging and folding laundry.

Spray painting and regular painting.

Dishes, always dishes.

Bennett is crawling.

Spencer is always hungry.

Meg still doesn’t know her letters.

And Elizabeth and Adeline are done with school this week.




Hiking at Table Rock









How Adeline sweeps the floor.


How Bennett is the favorite.


How Elizabeth looked as Betsy Ross.

Hope you’re having an awesome week,



  1. you are busy, I assumed it was just be because you have five kids... that's my excuse anyway... today I had five kids and folded ALL my laundry and I felt productive...

  2. Homesteaders. I like it. It suits you.

  3. I feel like the title of this post is just a subtle way of you pointing out, again, that I never post anything to my blog... Just putting that out there. : )

    Your hike looks awesome, although I'm a little disappointed you didn't plop your baby up on that rock to be included in a picture. There is absolutely no way that would have ended badly.

    Mom of the year points for that Betsy Ross get up. I don't have any experience with school projects like this yet, but I've been told by at least a dozen moms they are the worst and they hate them. Because let's be honest - that's basically a school project where the mom does most of the work. Your grade: A+

  4. Why do little boys always need something to eat? Seriously, half my day is Adam asking for food, of which he only eats a small portion, before asking for more.
    And hooray for school being out!


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