Homesteading

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It’s not for lack of trying, that’s for sure.  As much as I love to write, my life seems to have other plans right now. So if you’re wondering what’s been going on, here are the top 10 reasons why OHH has been so quiet lately: 1.  Diaconate:  The word is getting out so I

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A little Aerosmith reference for you rockers out there. I know, I know, it’s been a really long time since I wrote.  I won’t even attempt to catch up on all that has happened since my last post. This morning I found myself with some time to clean off the memory card from the camera

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After a couple years of blogging Maria opted to change to a different server. At the time she decided to change the name to something that better reflected our life and her desires for blogging.  That might have been when we first discussed me contributing here and I vaguely remember her asking my thoughts on

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We have just had a ridiculous amount of fun this summer.  It felt like the most busy summer I can honestly imagine in, well ever.  I am completely exhausted just thinking about it, but so thankful for all of the wonderful memories. I’m sure I’ll leave a ton of things out but here’s my best

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Meet “Homeboy”. Homeboy used to be “Fluff” because it was our cute little “exotic chick” that the hatchery sent us for free for ordering 25 chicks.  To our surprise, the free exotic birds are a straight run, meaning you get what you get, males or females.  We obviously got male!  We didn’t really have intentions

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We picked up our patio table and chair set on craigslist a few years back and I think we got a steal of a deal. However, having been a used set to begin with and getting lots of wear and tear around here, the seat cushions were getting a bit icky.  So rather than spend

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As a memorial gift when we had Sophia, my siblings gave us a gift card towards a tree to plant in her memory.  We picked a Burgundy Hearts Red Bud tree and it was planted yesterday. It will be full of light purple flowers in the early spring and the rest of the year we

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I am having a hard time keeping up with life right now.  Looking through my recent pictures, it’s no wonder why.  We have been busy.  Busier than usual and busier than I prefer.  But today we have been home most of the day and after 6 loads of laundry were washed, dried, and put away,

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With these never-ending rainy days upon us, I am longing for some sunshine.  What better time to make some homemade sunscreen!?  I have been holding onto the recipes and ingredients so long that I can’t remember where the original recipe came from.  I love the idea of knowing every one of the ingredients and knowing

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Spring has sprung and we are off and running with activities and projects.  There is always something to do.  Usually so many things to do that some things keep getting put off to another day.  But life is great and we are super blessed so I am certainly not complaining. I felt very spoiled on