Around the Farmstead Week 1
I’ll admit that I’ve been a little out of it lately. The past few weeks I’ve been reading some of my old blog posts and going through some of the things I’ve shared and I had to wonder a little bit where that girl went. Well, that girl had a few kids (with special needs), moved several times, found out she had an autoimmune disease, and I think life just kind of took over. After reading back through some of those old posts I thought it might be fun to revive a mixture of some of the things that I used to love to talk about…things I’m reading, general happenings around our farmstead, and yummy things we are currently making/baking. I’m not going to promise a new post each week because…life, but I will update when I can.
And I want to hear from you too! Let me know in the comments what you are currently reading, or doing, or making!
Above you can see a picture of my tulips….in the snow. I’m glad they are hardy little things! Cabin fever has very much been a part of our lives for about the last month and we are pretty tired of the snow. Unfortunately, the weatherman said this week that there is still more to come. That’s March in South Dakota for you!
This Week We Are Reading
The boys and I are reading the Magic Treehouse Books out loud right now and we are currently on book 5, The Night of the Ninjas. I’ve had a hard time finding good “early chapter books” at our library but have gotten a good selection to pick from between Thrift Books and Scholastic.
Right now I’m personally reading Forfeiting All Sanity which has been good. Definitely, makes me not feel as alone in our journey! I’m also reading Off the Beaten Path: The Dakotas. I’m hoping to find some awesome places that we can explore this summer on our day trips and camping outings and even though I’ve lived here my whole life I’ve been finding some fun and interesting things in these Off the Beaten Path books.
This Week We Are Making
I finally finished off the last of my canned pears this week which I was using my morning “Sunrise Smoothies” so I had to change it up. Now I’ve got a mixture of orange juice, banana, collagen powder (which has been a great morning protein boost for me plus is helping my hair grow back from my autoimmune disease issues), and whatever frozen fruit I can find at Costco. Currently, it’s blueberries. One day this week I made the boys a special treat, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Waffles!
For supper this week we’ve made some grilled chicken with orange sauce (Have I shared that recipe yet? SO good!), Hamburger Vegetable Soup (which we’ve been able to eat on for days), and BBQ Meatballs which are always a favorite. I’ve needed plenty of slow cooker meals this week because we had quite a few appointments. Next week should be a bit slower paced, hopefully.
This Week We Are…
Learning all about rainbows and colors for the loose preschool lessons that I’m doing with both of my boys. We had a fun Rainbow Water Beads sensory bin, we did some rainbow crafts, and read some rainbow themed books we found at the library like A Rainbow of my Own by Don Freeman (the man who wrote the Corduroy books!).
What are you making, doing, or reading this week?