Monday, October 4, 2021

An Update on Where I've Been

Hello, and happy Monday! It's already October and I just can't believe it. September came and went like a whirlwind. In short, we were working into our new school rhythm, I joined the PTO, we've been canning all of the produce we could get our hands on, we've been tackling some house projects, we had fair week, my cousin's wedding, and we started hosting Life Group, among other things!

Despite all of the things last month, I managed to maintain my recent 15 pound weight-loss. I was pleasantly surprised this morning to see that I'm still hanging around 229 lbs. Now it's time to work on losing more weight!

If you're a regular reader or if you know me well, you know that I have been loving my new hobby of canning. This past month I was stopping at all of our favorite local market farms, collecting all the produce I could get my hands on. We're done canning for the season and so now we've been working on planning out our garden for next year!

My husband recently built me a decorative 4 x 4 raised bed for my garlic which is going in the soil this week! Garlic will grow from Fall to Spring. When we harvest the garlic, we plan to plant some salad greens in it's place until it's time to plant our garlic again. It has been so fun planning out our garden. There has been a lot to learn!

We are going to be working on our 4 x 8 raised beds for the Spring, next. There has been plenty to do around here, preparing to make our home a tiny homestead. We have been talking, dreaming, and planning a lot around here lately.

In effort to help limit my screen time, I picked up another hobby of knitting this past week. I am starting out making a scarf for Piper. I may make a matching scarf for Delaney and then go from there. It's been really relaxing to end my days knitting. I've also felt better taking a break with knitting instead of scrolling my phone during these days at home.

We also recently went out to a local Amish store to get ourselves all stocked up for the winter with most of the baking supplies we will need for fresh breads, muffins, pastries and more! To start, I plan on making lots of soups with fresh bread this fall.

As with the season, things are shifting and changing within me. As the days get colder, I am preparing for the winter months to come. I am spending some extra time focusing inward so I can better focus outward. Praying for good fruit to come from my time at home this season.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope you have a wonderful week!

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