I don’t know how to start this post, except by saying that sometimes homesteading just sucks.
It seems like all fun and games. Warm weather approaches and summer takes the place of Spring and you’re in bliss. You brag about how your garden expansions (9 beds this year, thankyouverymuch) and invest in poultry.
And then soon you’re met with the abundance. Buckets and bins full of cucumbers. Batch after batch of tomatoes.
And the fun of canning, drying, and preserving just seems like.. so much work.
Because you used to love cucumbers, but now they make your stomach turn.
And really, all you want to do is nap.
And in the spring your mind was filled with visions of produce, but now that summer is here your thoughts drift away from veggies and turn to things a little softer, and more pastel colored. Things like diapers… and booties.. and soft knit blankets.
Er. Wait. By now I think you must surely realize that I’m not talking about a hypothetical you, but a very real (and round, and tired) me.
Oh, and I’m super stoked because now that I’m back in the Shenandoah Valley I plan on giving birth at our local natural birth center, Brookhaven.
In this tub.
In this room.
What?! I know!
So forgive me if over the next couple months H&H turns a little extra girly as I share updates on the gender (you know I can’t keep that a secret!) and all the DIY projects that I have coming up.