Good morning from ledge Hill Farm. fall has arrived at the mountain. The homestead is busting with vivid colors of fall. The maple trees are brighter red than normal.
The mountains around us are coming alive with a patch work of mother natures handy work of colors.
The Animals are getting thicker coats in prepping for winter.
Today on the homestead will be busy cleaning cages, moving kritters.
Blessed to know the woodshed is full, the hay barn is full.
The garden is almost done, not a very good year for my garden, the rain made everything late in planting,, Then it constantly rained all summer.. Working off the Homestead made it also difficult to keep up with things.
Today is a day of decluttering and purging my home for winter. This house collect stuff.
Things appear and grow with out knowledge. Til all of a sudden its where did all this stuff come from,, and its just stuff.. Over whelming overloaded stuff..
I got to spend 24 hrs in Maine this past Saturday in a house that was simple,, off the grid,, basic and I was content,, happy ,, uncluttered.. Time to do this to my home.
My homestead should not be overwhelming to the eyes or the mind in things that Just need to be done constantly. When you don't feel at peace in your home,, its time to change things. To much stuff over whelms the senses,, To much clutters the house to where its not a home any more. To much stuff is just that stuff.
So today will be a day of striving to get that done.
There are 8 people living in my home and 8 peoples stuff,, and 8 people bring more in,,,
Enough,,,,,a home is to feel welcoming not over whelming,, and walking into mine I feel stress,, overwhelming as to why, how come, and I dont like being here.. Time to change it...
Garden will be pulled up today for the most part as the chickens are eating it faster than I can harvest it,, since I feel like I am never here. I miss not being home.. I miss not taking care of my house to make it a home.. I miss home.. I love my shop off the farm and will continue but there has to be a happy medium some where,, Where everything meets and works together. And I don't feel like I am doing all the work in both places.
Between cleaning cages, and dump run, garden tending, cooking and canning it will be a full day. Dr's appointment for my children to get their new glasses.. Planning and helping with a wedding in 12 days.. Yup its busy around here..
I sure hope you had a great summer,,, I hope your fall is full a life and color..
Hugs and prayers til the next time I find 5 minutes to say hello.
From the Simple farm girl