I took this picture a year ago. It has very little to do with homemaking and everything to do with how I feel right now. This time of year, I crave color. Change! I’m done with winter and so ready for spring. Good thing that all of these things are right around the corner.
Here’s what’s happening at our home this month:
- My husband and I are planning to raise chickens, both for the eggs and the education. Our kids are super pumped about it, and I think it’ll be a fun family project. Right now, Backyard Chickens is our favorite resource. It is packed with great information. Anyone have advice for raising chickens? Throw it our way!
We are trying to narrow down a coop design that we’ll start working on in the next couple of weeks. Right now we are leaning toward the NW Garden Coop. It will look exactly like this, minus all the coordinating lumber, hardware, paint, and decorations. My husband has been collecting scrap lumber and pallets for months, of course. And I’m sure he has enough random hardware, collected from other projects, to hold it all together. Chickens don’t care about Pinterest, and our coop is going to be awesome. Stay tuned!
- Most of you gather eggs from your local grocery store instead of a backyard coop. For more information on the eggs you buy, read our post All About Eggs: How to decode egg carton labels.
- At our home, we set DIY goals each month, split into big and small projects. Typically we complete 50% of each list in any given month. But hey, it’s nice to have a goal, and we’re still crossing off 100% more items than if we didn’t have a to-do list at all. This month we are also focusing on the interior of our home, hanging window blinds (must. save. energy!), replacing trim (which we bought 2 years ago), and finishing up a few pesky projects. Even though some of these tasks take forever (we live with 4 small monkeys disguised as children), we still love the savings and satisfaction of doing the work ourselves.
- Like clockwork, every March I make a lot of Asian and Mexican-inspired dishes (how’s that for an overgeneralization? but you get the idea). Along with color, I crave flavor. So, our menu plans will include dishes using Crockpot Pinto Beans and Black Beans as a base for burritos, tacos, tostados, or Huevos Rancheros.
I also love Rice Bowls piled high with fresh ingredients and a flavorful sauce. Yum. What are your go-to dishes to bust out of the winter doldrums?
Catch up on previous months:
What is going on around your home this month?
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