I have been suuuper busy lately, working with David on our farm, herbal medicine, furniture, and crafts enterprise, The Heathen Homestead.
We are starting seeds for herbAl medicinals we are growing.
We are also gearing up for our first couple events where we will be vendors.
Come see us this Sunday March 12 from 1-4. More about that event at the link:
If you are interested in showing financial support, you can do so via purchasing items from my Etsy –
The Heathen Homestead
there are books, earrings, tinctures, and other sorts of things available for purchase!
Also check out our Window Restoration Business – Karnage Creations LLC (I am a licensed contractor, jack of many trades). We can restore your historic windows, paint, etc.
And for the newest upcoming project of a farm, herbal medicine apothecary, and furniture enterprise, our website for the Heathen Homestead.
Thanks for any support you can offer!
Pregnancy/Labor story 8-27-2016
This totally might be TMI for a lot of people. If you don’t want to hear about the amazing stuff my body is capable of, don’t read it!
A week ago, I didn’t know I had less than 2 hours of labor to go before my baby would enter the world. My labor started early Friday morning August 19th, I woke up to contractions. The contractions were somewhat irregular and didn’t prevent me from doing a few errands, although I felt more tired than I was used to. David, Jewel, and I went to my parent’s house for dinner. My uncle, grandpa, aunt and uncle, and other aunt were all in town. I went swimming and that was nice. Throughout supper I had to keep taking breaks for contractions. We ended up not staying to play cards, because I felt like I needed to be home and was tired. We didn’t get much sleep that night. David was helping me all evening and night to time the contractions so we would know when it was time to call in reinforcements. When they got down to 5 minutes apart, I really couldn’t catch any sleep in between them. We called the midwife Nancy several times, and finally decided that she should come by 4am. We also called my mom to come over as she was planning on assisting with the labor. David and I had both been up since 4am Friday morning, so we were already pretty tired on no sleep. David and my mom started getting the house a little more prepared. My vision of having like done all the dishes and cleaned everything before labor clearly had not happened.
Half of my haiku from the winter/Spring.
Next Haiku battle in RVA will be on April 15th at 8pm at Balliceaux, so get to writing yours and come throw down after the Raise Up! Fight for $15 rally which is at 5pm in Monroe Park!!
When I like redneck
But they not like me back. So
Mad I spit my dip!!!
Might take zumba class
At the Y. Just because I
Like to say ZUMBA!
Raven Mack you are
My friend because you are one
Evil, winter sticks around
Pants oppressin me
Warm up the coffee
dads new dog from milwaukee
book on the couch me
Do you drive a big
Truck? Climate change in my pants
Rising tide pussy
Rain comes down today
Why do anything – ok
Going to the gym
Sometimes i feel like
Sobbing my honey bees left
And i am alone
No one will ever
Match the greatness of the dip
dick and diesel tour
Another year gone
Without seeing monster jam
My soul remains crushed
Bored broke basically
Freezing what are yall doing
This stupid evening?
Whats love got to do
With it? Fucking everything
Dont you get it yet
Heart hurting for good
Reasons. Hoping for the best
We can do it babe
The 80’s Called and They Want Their Throw Pillow Back
New throw pillow on my Etsy Shop.
New items will be added throughout April and May as I try to fundraise the money I need to take a trip to Indiana and New Hampshire this summer.
I have a short bus I bought but I am trying to pay it off, and get enough money to fix it and pass inspection and add a solar panel and battery bank to it before June. Not to mention the dang ol diesel I will need to make the trip.
So if you need tinctures, throw pillows, books, or weird jewelry please buy some! And check back for more interesting items and one of a kind art.
While I wasn’t discussing veganism tonight, I was simultaneously painting my dining room and writing about painting my dining room! Pictures from some of my past projects and tips on how to get started painting included! And if you aren’t up to doing it yourself, I can always be hired ; )