Homestead Challenge: Level-Toddler

I love reading homestead blogs and looking at all of the lovely pictures of people living such wholesome, meaningful lives. Life. Goals.

Seeing productive gardens that feed families inspires me to get out there and get dirt under my nails!

But in my garden, if you look just a little closer…you will find…

That the toddler fed my favourite hand cultivator to the dog. But it’s totally still usable 😉


Meanwhile in the kitchen, I am getting my homestead groove on and cooking up a storm. It’s often in the kitchen that I feel like I am acing this homesteading gig. 

There is tomato sauce bubbling away on the stove, a couple of batches of biscuits cooling on the bench and I am using the blackened bananas to bake up my favourite banana cake recipe. Waste not want not, right! Only…

I keep tripping over because the toddler who never sleeps has decided this is the perfect time and place to take a nap 😀 To be fair, she is probably worn out from helping with the chores. Today she fed the chickens all by herself!

It’s just a shame she dug up my cauliflower seedlings to feed to them. But it’s not like she could feed them the layer mash. She spilt that all over the ground while trying to pour it into the watering can 😂

On a positive note,  I do have half a dozen volunteer tomato plants coming up in the middle of winter thanks to her squishing green tomatoes all over the ground in her last attempt to feed the chooks 😉

But maybe tomorrow will run a little smoother. We finally found her missing elephant. She just can’t sleep without her. It took me two days to find it…

Hiding in the onion drawer of the pantry. And the sad part is, I go into this drawer every.single.day and I didn’t notice her there. 
Because I’m just a little tired.

Because simple living is hard work.

Because life gets busy and we mamas are juggling a lot of plates in the air.
But it’s also fun and worthwhile. These crazy moments make me laugh. And I wouldn’t want life any other way 💚
I’d love to hear about the challenges you face as a homesteading parent!

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