While I thoroughly enjoy crafting and would love it if I could do so a great deal more frequently than I do, other endeavors and, well, life in general preclude me from so doing.
After having taken the time to write my first ever, complete crochet pattern, and compose an accompanying BLOG POST a few days ago, I had to turn my attentions to focus elsewhere on our homestead. The second heat wave to hit us here in Arkansas this summer has kept us busy tending to the rabbits numerous times a day in an attempt to keep them cool.
You can read about our rabbitry and various other aspects of our farm (the other things we do besides crafting ) at
where we chronicle our life as southern, suburban homesteaders, homeschoolers, and rabbitiers attempting to live each day, in every way to the glory of the Lord.
Handmade & Homespun comes under the umbrella of 4D Farm and Rabbitry as it is part of our homesteading/self-sufficiency endeavor. H&H is a way to use more of our gifts and talents to be productive and independent as well as try to supplement our income. As a SAHM and Home-Educator I obviously earn no salary (though as such I am paid in dividends far more precious than money) and living on only one income, plus the burden of paying for our school resources while still obligated to pay taxes for the public school system we don’t use, can definitely be challenging, especially in this economy. But I digress.
So, in order that we are a burden on no one, we attempt to sell our wares, barter and trade when possible and raise, grow, and make the majority of what we need right here at home. Of course doing so makes for an extremely busy day and often leaves little time for leisurely pursuits, and even though crafting is part of our business, it often takes a back seat to more time sensitive and pressing issues; like the care of rabbits and the education of boys.
It seems that the Good Lord is offering us a reprieve from the heat today (it is in the high 80s as opposed to the low 100s-HALLELUJAH!!!) which means the rabbits will require far less attention, that and the facts that I have: 1) a huge crock pot of pinto beans cooking, 2) cornmeal soaking for cornbread , 3) hardworking boys that did their chores without grumbling, complaining, or bickering, means that I have a relatively free afternoon which I hope to utilize on a craft project I have been waiting to try. With that as my goal I will bide you Adieu and will hope to have a crafty blog post to share in the very near future.
“… and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody”. 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12