– Abby Jo
– Abby Jo
We looked at many tent trailers in this price range, they all had some issue (torn canvas, dirty, rotted floor) and to be honest, Daniel and I didn’t want another project. I was thoroughly discouraged with no prospect of finding one that would work for our family, when my husband said “Why don’t we buy a Bell Tent?” We have looked longingly at Bell Tents in the past, and always thought it a dream to buy one. Well, we got looking at the tents in the large size (Sibley 500 Pro). It looked like it would fit our family and was hundreds of dollars less than what we were looking at in a tent trailer, plus way more romantic! I say that’s win-win in my book.
210 sq.ft. of room.
by Robert Shirey Kelly
Videographers– Forgotten Way Films - Forgottenwayfilms.com
Photographers - Libby Grammar - Libbyslens.com // Second shooter; Leah Wilson, friend
Live music - Kevin Pace Band - kevinpaceband.com
Master of Ceremonies/DJ – Aubrey Falconer
Dance Orchestrator - Darla Dryer
Wedding Cake - Lena Rayburn
Hair - Selah Glendening Silhouette Studios
Flowers – floral.com - they were all silk with wild pussy willows Kellie gathered. Neighbor Jeanne Duffner arranged them.
Limo – Northwest Limos - http://www.nwlimosvc.com.
– Daniel and Abby Jo
linked up to Farmgirl Fridays
We tend to bake on the weekends and we like to make it special. Pastries and fancy cakes are amazing tea time treats. Any one who knows me, knows I love some tea time 🙂 But alas, I have never made macarons, until now. I always thought they might be a bit too fancy for me to make. Simply not true! With this great tutorial, Angela the ParisienneFarmgirl made the whole process easy and explained everything very well. The picture above is my first batch ever, I think they turned out pretty good! I need to work on size control :)
If you ever get the hankering to make some yummy French cookies, check out this great tutorial!
I know a lot of you have been around for awhile, but I have been getting a lot of new readers. I think there is a little confusion over where we live and what we are doing. So, I’m going to clarify a few things again for all the new readers 🙂 We live in a small town setting on a small lot. Town homesteading, if you will, we purchased this property as an investment. We have lived here for just over a year and plan on fixing and improving our property for the next 2-4 years. Our BIG goal, is to buy ten to twenty acres and homestead full time. We are working on putting things into place now, that will pay off later. We also have a goal to learn as much as we can, right now while we have the time. Because we know how much work it is to start a homestead from scratch, how do we know? Well, for five years we lived off-grid building up our five-acre homestead. We sold our five-acre homestead a year ago, to regroup, reinvest, and plan for our future.
I know a lot of you like the Off-Grid info, and part of you would like more on town homesteading. I plan on giving a little of both worlds. We will revisit our old homestead, and show you how we apply what we learned from homesteading those five years. We are working on permaculture design on our town lot and it’s really changing how we look at gardening. Like I said before, “I really believe you can homestead anywhere, it’s a mindset more than anything”.
Daniel made it out of pallet wood, and I love it.
Happy almost Spring!
– Abby Jo
Using candles and lamps was really cozy for us, we actually liked it. We’re kinda old fashioned that way.
My friend and I were talking about outhouses, oil lamps, starting fires and how I didn’t mind it, and most of the time I thought it refreshing, my friend stated “Well, you are a pretty burly girl”, so maybe my inner mountain woman likes it 😉
So, if anyone wants to know more about our experience using candles and lamps, this video is for you.
– Abby Jo
I know how to grow food, but this takes food growing to a whole new level. One word… Sustainability.
I hope you enjoy these videos as much as I did, and spread this amazing work.
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