Living in the Land of Abundance

On August 24, 2015 I started this blog and if you’ll recall I referenced the Jim Carey quote “You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”  Well here we go again!  Matt’s last day as an employee will be July 28th.  We will then both be self-employed entrepreneurs.  We will continue selling on eBay and are also launching our own website and product line in the next month or so, so keep your eyes peeled for updates on that!

Over the weekend Matt and I started harvesting the honey from our beehives.  It took several hours  and we processed less than half of the available honey but we still walked away with almost 3 gallons of honey, and 3 bee stings between the two of us.  Now we just have to process the rest of it!


As it turns out, one of the pastures that has become overgrown from years of not being grazed has become overgrown with blackberries.  Like a lot of blackberries.  We thought we were done picking blackberries in May because the little patch by the shed was spent, but little did we realize we had acres of blackberries growing in the pasture. In the last week alone, I have probably picked over 5 pounds of blackberries.  I have made blackberry jam, blackberry pie, blackberry pancakes, I put blackberries in my yogurt and I think tonight I might make myself a blackberry mojito.  Anyone have any other ideas for what I can do with blackberries?  The goats helped me pick some but I think they ate more than they picked.

Last week we also had 26 new chicks hatch out in the incubator.  This is our second batch of meat chickens so don’t get too attached.  Aren’t they cute, though?

I also continue to pick lots of fresh veggies from the garden like this banana pepper, okra and cherry tomatoes.

Right now on eBay we have lots of shoes for sale, so anyone in the market for some nice shoes should take a look at our eBay store.  Any ‘techers looking to really stand out should consider purchasing this desk phone.


Here’s hoping y’all find abundance in your lives and backyards too!

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