She is that! Had 9 children and a very demanding husband, tons of grandkids and GGKs, gets out and works hard every day still. My folks moved to a raw, overgrown homestead when she was in her late 40s, with 4 kids still at home and started living off grid the hard way....I can't even imagine working that hard and living like that in my late 40s. She loved every minute of it and still does...she truly has the heart of a pioneer and a homesteader. I can only dream of being like her, but will never get there.You sure have a pretty place there Bee. Your Mom is something else!
Need to do that soon....have tons of leaves down right now and I really need to rake up a few tarp loads full for two coops, but after that I usually just haul bags of leaves from the local town to store for winter bedding. I like to keep my leaves on the land if I can.It does look rough after a logging crew comes through. My DH has been logging most of his life. We hauled pulpwood when we first got married to make ends meet.
There's always something that needs doing around a homestead. I had planned on working on cleaning out my shed, but ended up raking up 8 loads of leaves for the chickens. The girls needed some leaves in their new run. I was just waiting for them to start falling this fall. They are happily digging away!