A Day in the Life: Breanne of Burch Acres
If I was going to choose a partner in crime to co-star with me in a movie, it would be Breanne. Honestly it’s one of the best compliments I can give. She is so creative and sweet but also has this edge (maybe its the intense winters in Alberta, Canada?!) that I absolutely love. She is a mother to two girls, a wife, and a maker with a jewelry shop, but also is using her property to flower and veggie farm.
Breanne is a wealth of knowledge, a gorgeous soul, and truly one of my favorite humans. She can do any ANY anything crafty and has the raddest projects going on with her littles at all time. I hope someday I can meet her and we can have some sort of non-fatal Thelma & Louise adventure.
Enjoy a day in the life of Breanne from Burch Acres.
6:30am A normal day for us starts when Charlie wakes up shortly after her Dad, he gives us a quick kiss and snuggle in bed and leaves by 7am. If I am lucky, I can sneak out of bed and push start on the coffee machine before Wren wakes.
By 9am we are all fed, showered and ready to take on the day. First I water my plants inside, we are in Zone3b Alberta, Canada. All of my plants are started by seed and being that it’s still FREEZING, we have a couple more weeks before our plants can go outside. I do carry lots outside to the back deck to begin hardening them off for transplanting soon. Our growing season is short and sweet, 4 months if we are lucky.
A normal day for me is a day full of many small things that I hope one day will add up to many big things especially through the eyes of my children.
By 10am we are fully dressed to go outside. Sometimes in winter jackets, sometimes dresses, most of the time both, depending on what Mother Nature decides.
We start outdoors by opening our chicken coop so the chickens can free range for the day, a scratch for our miniature horse and a couple slices of hay thrown over the fence.
I pull off my DIY hoop house frame for my cut flower garden so they can soak in the sun for the day, I have planted some cold hardy plants outside that can handle the cold but still have to be protected from the frost, next I water my greenhouse plants. Where I have more flowers and Tomatoes planted, it’s unheated but thriving. We made this greenhouse out of salvaged windows.
11am I Lay wren in her crib for a nap make a quick lunch, tidy the kitchen and head back outdoors with Charlie, I use this time to give her my full attention. We have tea parties, make mud pies, sing and tell stories, go on little forest adventures and visit with her Grandfather who lives next door to us! It’s a total blessing having him so close and he is always up to something. Like bringing a calf home
2pm Wren wakes and we start to prep dinner, we head back outside usually to plant something or pull the never ending weeds.
Today we planted Potatoes!
4:30pm my husband arrives home, we have dinner, clean up and usually head out for a walk with the kids and dogs or we work on projects around our homestead.
6pm is bath time, by now we are covered head to toe in dirt. If we are lucky the kids are both asleep by 7pm. I spend the rest of the evening having a beer with my husband or I am filling orders for my Jewelry business Dainty Field Co.
I hope you’ve enjoyed following along!
You can find Breanne over at her website or on Instagram here.