The Cafe'.

It's been a while.

We have gotten a ton of rain these past few days - Praise the Lord for that. It's been wet and muddy here, and the smell is simply fabulous. The gardens are loving it, and the beans are taking off. Maybe we will have a good year after all! Praying for even more rain sometime soon, we will take all we can get.

Recently, I have been working a few days a week baking at a cafe in the nearby town. It's called the Mesa Emporium, and it's been a blast working there so far. We keep the baking case pretty full with whole wheat bread, pies, scones, cinnamon rolls, flatbreads, muffins, brownies, cookies and breakfast breads. I am pretty exhausted at the end of the day, but it's a wonderful way to help our friends, the owners, and to do a little of our own business. I plan to sew some Amish Dolls and maybe some bonnets and aprons to sell in there, and Dad's books already have their own little corner. So I'm busier than ever these days.

I am still trying to squeeze in my writing, though. Maybe one day all I will do is write and homestead. One day.

A common sight in our kitchen.

Another 100 percent home produced meal.

I sold a lot of the bunnies a few weeks ago - I just have a few left to sell to a friend and to butcher.

But until then I'm running here and there, and praying the Lord shows me the way in His timing. I learn a little more every day.

I hope your week is marvelous. Do you have any special homestead projects in the works?

Tracy M.


  1. We always look forward to your post!
    We are also in Texas getting some much needed rain.
    I agree ,our garden and all our animals are very happy about it too.
    We will soon be building a lean to for our pigs. And more rabbit hutches as our breeders are doing
    a great job doing what rabitts do. Lol
    Can't wait to read more.

  2. Is it very difficult to bake for a lot of people? Does your sister work there too. Do you have to be there very early in the morning. Do you prepare the dough in the am. Lots of questions I know. I'm excited for where the Lord will lead in your life.

  3. It's not that difficult to bake for a lot of people, and yes Jennifer works there too sometimes. We don't make the dough in advance, and we get there between 7:30 and 8:00. Thank you for your questions and sorry it took me so long to respond! :)