We are all enjoying such wonderful warm November days here at WSF. I feel incredibly blessed to guide these two little people as they explore the world. Farm Update: Egg production has STOPPED for a few days. Hoping this is a seasonal shift and not a signal that our girls are getting too old… Continue reading Farm Days
This is the time of year when we clean up the garden, put most of it in the compost and take care of a few fall tasks. We’ve already planted our garlic and our winter greens (kale and leaf lettuce.) The garlic is covered in a few inches of mulch and the greens will soon… Continue reading Fall Garden Prep
I thought it might be helpful to lay out the current state of Wicked Small Farm and how we tackle producing food on our little quarter-acre. Stats: Home size: 1050 square feet Lot size: .25 acres cleared, .25 uncleared woods. (YES that is ZERO POINT TWO FIVE!) Gardens size: 400 or so…I’ll measure sometime soon!… Continue reading (Sub)urban farming
I am feeling a little muse-ey tonight. It’s raining and I am having a “sleepover” with my baby boy, who somehow is four years old. He’s snoring away, and I am feeling a little misty eyed wondering how many more snuggly nights like this there will be. So since I’m feeling sentimental, I thought I’d… Continue reading Be Brave My Lamb
So quitting my job wasn’t that crazy after all. As it turns out, I was basically working to pay for our expenses. The crazy part? As much as I read about personal finance, and used my trusty budget to track our expenses, it was actually really hard to get a clear picture of how much I… Continue reading Quitting: Not That Crazy?
Quitting your job is terrifying, FYI. For new readers, our family has decided to opt out of the typical fast-paced dual income lives that many young families find themselves in. I am a major money nerd and thus had planned every detail I could possibly think of. The plan that we came up with… Continue reading Family Fun for $5 or less
We did it! As of December 1st, 2016 I will be a homeschooling, urban homesteading stay-at-home (but still working,…more on that later) mama! What changed? Honestly, the ONLY thing that changed was our mindset. And that was all we needed. The Background We live in the Northeast (suburban Massachusetts), where pretty much every family has… Continue reading Wicked Big Dreams