We have two mama does that like to hide out in the woods around our house. A few weeks ago we were able to get a glimpse of their offspring; low and behold it turned out to be two sets of twins. We were thrilled to get this news (Kinda like family waiting on news of a new birth).

Lately, the babies have been spreading there figurative wings and are beginning to show themselves to us a little more often. Yesterday I happened to be at the right place at the right moment to snap a quick blurry pic of one of them before he pounced through the woods. You can see him here checking me out as I was checking him out (So sweet). I snapped the pic, the tail went up, and off he went.
It is such fun to watch them play, grow (As they are beginning to lose their spots), and learn how to survive. I know they will begin to move further out the older they get and eventually we will see them play around the house no more.
This was a sweet moment in time for me. 

Confessions of a New Homesteader

Time to get down and dirty

Time to get down and dirty

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”

― Edgar Allan Poe, Eleonora

Are you a dreamer and if so, how adventurous are you willing to be in order to obtain those dreams?
First, let me just say that I’m not, “okay let’s go jump off this bridge with a bungee cord tied around our ankles to see if we survive” adventurous…lol. No, But I do love a challenge and I am definitely a day dreamer.

Picture this in your mind’s eye:
I am a female, I am in my mid 40’s, I am a follower of Yeshua HaMashiach/Jesus the Messiah, I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a daughter, and a grand-daughter (Yes, we sometimes have 5 generations of females together in one room at our family gatherings…what a blessing!).
My husband (Who is a Master Plumber by trade) and I have been married for 22 years and we have recently embarked on a new adventure; we have purchased a small Homestead in North GA in the hopes that ,through a lot of HARD work, it will work for us in the long run. We have long dreamed of having land to call our own and
that dream has now been realized! Now we must do our research and, through trial and error, learn how to actually homestead…*Nervous lol!

This blog will be the reported saga of our undertaking which will include learning how to (humorously, I’m sure) milk a goat, taking care of chickens, clearing land for our enterprise (which I will announce at a later date), recipes, and much more.
Let’s face it, we know that this is going to be a challenge for us, but we have never shied away from a difficult task. So, stay tuned for many laughs, learning, blood, sweat, and tears.

As always, any recommendations would be greatly appreciated… you can leave a few words in the comment section below. You can also interact with me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ahomesteadingwomansnotesandthings (You can “like” my Facebook page on the right side of this page)
I look forward to learning from each other.
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Now, let the adventure begin!