Sundays at Home {Intentional Homemaking} #5

Butter Topped White Bread | A Virtuous Woman

How was your week last week? The last couple of weeks were so busy around here! I hardly had time to breathe. First of all, our sweet dog Lucy had a terrible injury to her tail and she had to have it amputated. She's doing much better now. Then, between trying to catch up on organizing and getting ready for school to start this coming week, I was non-stop purging, sorting, organizing, and cleaning. And then I had to get our homeschool lesson plans written out, which only sort of happened. … [Read more...]

Random Thoughts

We have this hope. Hebrews 6:19 | A Virtuous Woman

First off, I'd like to ask for prayer for my husband's step father - "Grandpa Robert." His health has been declining over the last few months and over the last couple of weeks he's been doing very poorly. He's now experiencing kidney failure but the determined his heart was not strong enough to undergo dialysis treatments. His heart function is at only 15%. So, his heart is failing him as well. They are bringing him home tomorrow and hospice will be taking care of him. On a brighter note, my … [Read more...]

Homeschool Nature Study – Barred Owl

Homeschool Nature Study - the Barred Owl | A Virtuous Woman

This morning my daughter Hannah came running in from outside where she was doing her nature study and says, "Mom! I just heard a bird that sounded like a monkey!" She didn't see the bird, though, so we did a google search for "bird that sounds like monkey" and found out the Barred Owl, which lives all over North America sounds very much like a monkey! We have seen this owl a few times in the past, but never heard its call. This was a very exciting discovery for us! A Barred Owl call sounds … [Read more...]

Ice Skating

Ice Skating with my girls | A Virtuous Woman

Have you ever been ice skating? We live in the boonies, so we have to drive two hours to get to the nearest ice skating rink. If you've never been before, let me tell you. It is so. much. fun. This past week, we took our two youngest girls to the Ice Chalet in Knoxville, TN. We've only been a couple other times, but I have to say, I think my girls are naturals. :) Once they got warmed up, they were off to the races! I had a lot of fun on the ice, too. The biggest surprise … [Read more...]

Melissa’s Amish Peanut Butter

Amish Peanut Better recipe - sweet, creamy, and oh-so-yummy! @

Friday evening we had a shocking event with one of our horses. Mr. Cooper (who owns the land where we keep our horses) called and said that he was peeing blood. So we rushed over to check on him. There was a lot of blood. A scary amount of blood. In more than one place. Knowing that blood in the urine could mean a number of things including bladder or kidney infection, I brought along my bottle of Colloidal Silver and we gave him 2 tablespoons twice a day for the last few days. The bleeding … [Read more...]