Prepping for the little disasters is more important than prepping for a zombie apocalypse.

I almost lost our $4000 Zero-Turn to our pond not too long ago.
 
I woke up that morning to a beautiful sunshiny day. With dreams of completing some work in the yard, and getting ready for spring.

10 minutes later the mower was stuck in the mud 😂

Using the jack and some plywood, I was able to get it on a steady platform so it could get traction. That didn’t work. So I jacked up the front end and realized that the mower had sunk down and was stuck on the 4-inch tall stump (maybe 2 inches wide) that had been in the middle of the weeds (4 inches tall, because the mower is a BEAST and cut through it - also a good reason we probably needed to buy new blades recently.)

Off to the garage for the chainsaw... cut that baby down, dropped the mower, and I was back in business.

The dogs and I went for a ride around the property, mowing down bits of weeds.
I took the dogs inside for a water break and decided to mow around the pond....

And that’s where the trouble happened...
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An Apple a Day...

An Apple a Day...

Apples are one of my favorite fruits. 


If you are buying them from a store, they can also be the most pesticide-exposed fruit available. They remain high on the EWG’s dirty dozen list because they are sprayed with pesticides post-harvest to prevent them from discoloring during cold storage.  

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Lettuce plant our garden beds

Lettuce plant our garden beds
I enjoy a good pun every now and then, and lettuce is exactly what we planted this week, so I had to roll with it. There is so much to do around our property, I was starting to feel like we wouldn't be ready for Spring, and we would end up pushing off our garden goals even further. 



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A Second Shift Homestead

A Second Shift Homestead
Not everyone has a 9-5 job. Many businesses operate 24 hours a day and require employees to work all shifts to keep their production line moving. 

This is our reality. 

When we first moved to South Carolina, Andy was hired for 1st Shift. He wasn't told about the possibility of shift change 6 months later... And he was changed... to 2nd Shift.

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My Morning Turmeric Shot for Overall Wellness

My Morning Turmeric Shot for Overall Wellness
Archaeologists discovered traces of Turmeric dating back to 2500 BC in pots. Turmeric has been used medicinally for centuries, and we are still understanding all of it's amazing benefits. 

One of the ways, I stay healthy is through a daily Turmeric Bomb. 

Get the recipe here!
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My Kitchen Office - AKA my favorite place in the house

Having a kitchen office is a blessing for the homemaker. Even if you already have an office space in your home, a homemaker's desk is the perfect place to do all of your homemaking tasks. Meal planning, bill paying, signing permission slips, and so much more. Think command center on steroids. A work space to keep your home running smoothly. 
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Early Morning Disaster on the Farm

Early Morning Disaster on the Farm
I woke up this morning to the words, "Babe, I think a tree fell on our house."

Those are not words you want to hear when you are trying to sleep in on a Sunday morning. I have never jumped out of bed so quickly. Threw on my boots (in my pajamas) and ran outside to check out the damage.

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Welcome to 12 Acre Wonderland

I woke up this morning to the words, "Babe, I think a tree fell on our house."

Those are not words you want to hear when you are trying to sleep in on a Sunday morning. I have never jumped out of bed so quickly. Threw on my boots (in my pajamas) and ran outside to check out the damage.

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A Chilly Winter is Upon Us

With a to-do list this long, it's sometimes hard to stay on task. I have always been a planner girl, but am finding my traditional paper planner isn't cutting it anymore. We are attempting some digital options to tie in with my traditional paper planning, and are seeing some good results. 

This week, as we get closer to ringing in 2021, I am focusing on time blocking to get all of the things done. I can't wait to finally feel like we are in the swing of some sort of normalcy around here.

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