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Friday, September 04, 2015

Not really homesteading


I haven't updated, because I have little positive to say. I know I have a history of telling everything, but when it is a daily in and out of awful, I am just to a point that I don't want to share it anymore.

I am not homesteading. I am hobbying. Garden and chickens.


If the world ends, we will be alright.

Large is in college, Medium turned 14 today, and Small is learning to play the saxophone.

And the shop is doing very well. But I rarely see Husband. 

As long as the shop continues to grow like it is, we will be ok. And maybe we can go back to homesteading. But for now. . . It is what it is.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have missed hearing from you.

mohave rat said...

glad to hear all of you are well. congrats to your very large son for getting into college! congrats to the middle one for turning 14. and good luck with the sax little man. glad the shop is prospering as well. homesteading or hobby farming or whatever you call it. I call it living! My best to you and your lovely family! the rat

Judy said...

Thanks for checking in.

Gardening, raising chickens and boys is nothing to sneeze at. Treading water financially is a pretty impressive life skill too.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear from you. Hang in there...hugs and prayers from Kingsport

Anonymous said...

I have missed your posts

FancyHorse said...

What your friend Judy said, raising chickens, vegetables and boys is awesome. It's not a hobby, it's your life. I'm glad you are holding your own, and that the shop is doing well. I hope husband can return home permanently soon!

Congratulations to your sons!

westside mom said...

Thank you for the update. Hobbying is a great place to be!

pigpen51 said...

Glad to see you posting. My uncle and aunt lived in Kansas. He was a lifer in the Army. Ft. Riley last posting. He passed away, but she still lives in Junction City. My youngest son was raised by his mother, my ex, in KY, in Rush. He is now in the Navy and stationed at Virginia with his wife and my granddaughter.

I was a sax player in school. I learned to play all the wind instruments just by watching others in class, and then practicing at home on instruments, which were available from my older siblings. After my divorce at age 30, I joined a rock band, played sax, and then learned to play guitars from, again, watching others.
So best of luck to your youngest. I made some money, met some amazing people, and got to go places that I probably would not have if I did not play music.

I remarried and moved so I quit playing for money, but still play guitar on occasion.

I don't homestead, but I am an amateur prepper, compared to some of them out there, but I look forward to more of your blog. Good luck to you from West Mi.

Sandy said...

Phelan,

You have to do what's right for you and your family. Were happy to hear the shop is growing, and you all are doing well. Congratulations to Large for starting college. A big Happy Birthday to Medium, 14 is a great age :-), and a big pat on the back to Small for learning to play the saxophone.

Hugs and love to you and yours,
Sandy

coffeekittie said...

Phelan, I found you again! It's been several years since I lost my links to my favorite bloggers, and here you are. :)
Life twists and turns, but you are an amazing woman no matter if you are "homesteading" or just doing a "hobby farm" for now.
My respects to you,
Parker

jules said...

Phelan, you do what you can, when you can. It may not be homesteading, but it is something. Forward movement. Glad you're doing, I was worried for a bit. Thanks for checking in. Keep on keepin' on.

Jenny72 said...

Glad you're all OK, nice to hear from you.

carol anne said...

I'm sorry you aren't homesteading as you would like to be, but I echo the others' sentiment that raising sons, chickens, and veggies is nothing to sneeze at. And I'm also very glad to see you post, I was worried about you. I'm glad to hear the shop is doing well.

Anonymous said...

Hello! Long time reader, first time poster. I have really enjoyed reading your journals over the past. It makes a great break from the grind of being in an office all day. I’m fully aware that you work possibly much harder then I do, but I hope you are enjoying the rewards much more.

Keep it up! Best Regards. JT.

LadyQuig said...

Even posting "awful" is OK. I've really missed your posts! The blog does not have to be all roses- there are lots of bloggers out there doing that just fine. Some of us (probably most of us) really dig on hearing about real life. Write it. We'll read it and understand in our souls. xo

Anonymous said...

I miss hearing from you too!

Practical Parsimony said...

It sounds like you are really busy with living--raising kids and chickens with little help. It's good the shop is doing well.

Mandi in Delaware said...

So glad to hear an update, whatever you're doing Phelan.

Mandi in Delaware

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