Here I sit. Typing my first incredible blog post! Getting all bloggity in the blogosphere.

Truly though, I have no clue what I’m doing. It doesn’t seem like it should be such a challenge to get words onto a page and it definitely isn’t for a lack of things to say, but I’ve had trouble with it. Then lately, things changed somewhat. My parents moved to the area last week. I got a little break from my son who talks to me non-stop (I love him dearly, but I mean NON-stop). Something magical happened and I was able to think again! At least for a brief moment, just enough time to pull some of my thoughts together. Pregnancy brain is bad enough on it’s own, but as a lot of moms know, once your inner voice becomes that of your toddler all bets are off and not much is getting done, at least not like it used to.

That wasn’t much of an introduction, so I’ll do that now. I’m a thirty something stay-at-home-mom of a very sweet and energetic 2-year old boy and 35 weeks along with our second son (due 8/14). I should be packing my hospital bag right now, but I keep putting it off until tomorrow. Probably because I have a million other things I feel like I need to do & learn before he comes, mostly business related. I don’t entirely know what to expect when he’s born, but I’ve heard from friends that, as a mom of two, my life is pretty much over. *deep breath* Anyway… I’m a stay-at-home mom living on a small farm in the small town of Granville in Central Ohio. After almost a year here, I can safely say I love this place! Everything about it. From the rolling hills & wildlife to our neighbors to the little village area downtown.

It’s been a couple months since we brought our first two alpaca boys home. I’m excited to learn about the processing of their fiber and also how to spin on a drop spindle, both of which I already have the tools & supplies for (yay). Now all I need are more hours in the day (and more energy for that matter) – I really miss that little coffee or espresso boost. Anyone else brew and and pour that one cup we’re allowed while pregnant and can’t even finish it like your non-pregnant coffee fiend self?? Yeah, same here. Every day. Sad.

So, I decided to start blogging because my husband Tom and I have plans to turn this former horse farm into a thriving homestead and fiber business. Many of the blogs I really enjoy include their readers on their journey from the very beginning and that’s our intention as well. I think it’ll be really fun to learn and grow along with you (and a great way to hold myself accountable for our progress)! There’s so much we want to do: produce quality fiber & yarn, grow our fiber herd, learn to make natural dyes, build our raised gardens, keep chickens for eggs, maybe get a dairy cow and on and on. If my husband reads this, I know he’ll probably question my use of the word “we” in regards to that list, so I’ll just admit now that it’s kind of my idea to do these things, but I have faith that he’s really going to dig the lifestyle too. We’ll take it slow and see what happens.

What will I be sharing on these pages? Oh, just a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but definitely: current projects around the farm & homestead, my experiences in learning new skills, research, experiments & lots of random fun things that hopeful someone other than me will enjoy reading about. Enjoy!