Our garden is breathing in the sunshine and swaying in the breeze and the coops are filled with the sweet chorus of chirping chicks. The flower gardens serve as an “all-you-can-eat” smorgasbord of sugary delicacies for buzzing bees, shimmering hummingbirds and fluttering butterflies throughout day. Dragonflies in every imaginable color and size curiously settle on … More Living in Abundance.
So my turkeys ran off with the wild Tom that showed up at our homestead a few weeks ago. … More One. Measly. Egg.
Our dearest friends, family & blog readers, This year has been exciting & productive, challenging & reflective. Thank you so much for following the blog & sharing my posts! Thank you for taking time to reach out to us to ask questions about chicken-keeping, food preservation, landscape ideas & inquiring about ways to build upcycled … More 2016 at Wildwood Homestead
So there are plenty of folks out there who hunt deer or raise cattle, hogs, meat birds or other livestock for slaughter and never feel compelled to write about it or explain themselves to the world at large. I’m not one of those people. I write. I enjoy writing. I also need to write in … More My Eyebrows Aren’t on Fleek.
It could have been much worse, but if you’ve never smelled the soaking wet poop of 40 birds floating in floodwater, then you might beg to differ. … More After the Storm
Well, it’s officially done! My little canning & food preservation nook in the kitchen pantry is finally finito & a sigh of relief has settled softly across the Mauer family. Everyone is so grateful & at peace now. HA! Just kidding! No one else could really care any less about my pint jar organizational endeavors … More Look! My Canning Nook!
This week marks the one-year-anniversary of our official move to Wildwood Acres. We closed on our property in February of 2015. Home renovations began almost immediately thereafter. We officially ditched our city life and relocated to our new, country digs during the first week of April 2015. I’ve enjoyed blogging about many of our “modern … More One Year at Wildwood Acres!
Hello friends & fam! So I spent a little time over the long Memorial Day weekend organizing the countless photos we took before, during & after the house renovation. Finally I’ve managed to plug some of them into the blog. I’ve been looking forward to sharing them with friends & family, but I’ve not allocated … More House Reno: Before & After
Much to our surprise, we received a full price offer on our Norfolk home in less than 24 hours after placing the “for sale” sign in the front yard. Things got real… … More Pinch Me!
This is the excerpt for your very first post. … More Who Knew?