Rather the sun has returned,and so have to the fields!All the prep work feels so worth it when we're out there in the sunshine working.I forgot that the girls would go into my raised bed if left untended and well thear's just what they did! They enjoyed the heck out of my spinach and carrots,but I ran up to check on my then to quiet hens before they moved on to the chard & beets.They did help themselves to some lettuce,but didn't destroy it.
Papa bought us a used tiller,and I've dubbed her Gloria!I've thanked him,and given in to what a great idea he had to buy one.My frugal side fought him long enough,and well he was right!We got work done in no time that was taking me forever to do.So THANK YOU again Papa! You were right!xxx Here are some pics of what's been doin'here at Berried Ledges.....
We've got rocks and ledge to spare,and last summer we discovered we had berries & brambles to spare too! And so with some thought over the winter months and some names we never really cared for crossed off.While ordering my seeds from Fedco,the name just fell on me.Are you ready for this?.....Berried Ledges! What do you think? I'll be working on a logo for a sign,after all what's a homestead without a sign?
I know it's been a long while,but I do have pictures and info to share so I'll be working out a consistent time to jot things down and get y'all caught up soon.Hope you're having a great spring.
I stumbled on another multiple multi-mum's blog and she had a gem there that struck home.Those days when you feel your the worst mum because you lost it with the children.Here is a prayer she offered up that is amazing,I think.Thanks so much for sharing it Kate from Savvy Little Women. This is a prayer I'll be saying alot and always trying to be better...
A Prayer For Cross Mothers
Oh God, I was so cross to the children today. Forgive me. I was discouraged and tired - and I took it out on them. Forgive my bad temper, my impatience, and most of all, my yelling. I am so ashamed as I think of it.
I want to kneel down by each of their beds, wake them and ask them to forgive me, but I can't.
They wouldn't understand. I must go on living with the memory of this awful day, and my unjust tirades.
Hours later I can still see the fear in their eyes as they scurried around trying to appease me, thinking my anger and raving was their fault.
Oh, God, the helplessness of children. Their innocence before the awful monster - the enraged adult.
And how forgiving they are, hugging me so fervently at bedtime, kissing me goodnight.
All I can do is straighten a cover, touch a small head burrowed into a pillow, and hope with all my heart that they will forgive me.
Lord, in failing these little ones that you have put in my keeping, I am failing You. Please let your infinite patience and goodness replenish me for tomorrow." -Majorie Holmes
I hope it might make another feel as I do that well we may not mean to do it we are not alone.Keep trying your best and lean on the Lord to guide you through.
horse crazy mum of 5 children, older son,twin boys & b/g twins!cloth diapered,baby wearing,breast feeding,caffein needing,hiking,biking,camping,gumping,exploring,sorta granola mum,dealing w/learning about sensory issues,member of a local organic CSA,defender of my children & family.Proud aunt of military men. Nurse,teacher:art,music,language,history),chef,taxi driver,therapist,baby sitter,vet tech.Trying to be a different mum than mine was,tryin' my way!