We’ve been AWOL for more than a week, and for good reason. We welcomed the newest member of our household into the world. A beautiful baby girl. In the spirit of being a self sufficient homesteader, Courtney delivered the baby with no pain meds, all natural. She was amazing, especially because the baby was 9lb 9oz and entered the world face up (more painful). We’ve been home for a few days and all is well.