Monday, November 16, 2015

What Ever Works

One thing I'm learning about homesteading is everything has a use. I find things like  old pots,cannisters,totes,glass items like canning jars and some plastic items can be used for anything. I used old kitchen drawers for my peas and they are doing great. I have a box of plastic butter tubs and glass jars for later use.When hubstead gets his shed up and going they will be great for nails and screws.Plus I keep this stuff out of the garbage. I reuse spice jars and put fresh dried herbs in them.I had a lot of parsley that I harvested over the summer.I now have fresh sage for my cornbread dressing for Thanksgiving!

I also collect fabric and material for blankets and quilts.I haven't made a quilt in years but I haven't had material either.I'm collecting some now.I like making curtains for the windows instead of buying them.Sale ,sale,sale-I never pay retail for anything if I can help it.I go to garage sales and yard sales too. I crochet,I made my own shawls when its cold.

I garden which helps when food prices are high and most of the time they're high anyways. I learned what grows here and what won't.How to handle wild animals getting in my garden.Yeah the green beans were a mess though!BUT I did manage to get enough for a meal before bunny got hold of them and they were good. Now it's deer season and I've learned how to cook venison. Now my sister-in-law has been giving me cuttings from her house plants cause she says I got a green thumb.I guess I do but it's been a good way to get plants.

I have been doing beadwork for a long time.I like natural type stuff to add with it.I have hubstead cut some antler buttons and I use them on different items.Some of you know about my pinestraw baskets and now I have small gourd baskets that I grew.Yep I've been busy trying different things but mostly it's things I like.

Some people would think homesteading and living in the country is boring but it's not.You got fresh air,nice scenery,nature all around you and fresh food,you got heaven right there I think.I've really started to enjoy this part and getting use to it by the day.I wouldn't really want it now any other way and I get to stay busy.It's addicting.Everytime I have to go where theres' alot of traffic I cringe.I don't like it anymore.Well that's my take on this wonderful Monday!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Just alittle Update

Christmas Cactus

Just a few pictures of how things are coming along.The peas vines are going very well and have picked a few already and ate them.The parsley is thriving in the window sill too.

It's had an overcast of gloomy weather here.It's suppose to rain again this weekend.Just when I still have a lot to do.I've been going thru some more boxes that still hasn't been unpacked since we moved here.Trying to find places to put everything has been a pain.

Pantry is coming along,I ordered two shelf units with seven shelves each.This is the start of my pantry and stocking.I had to,they were on sale on Amazon for next to nothing.So this weekend gonna be busy putting them up.I've been waiting two years to get this stuff going! I have no idea what we are doing for Thanksgiving.We might smoke a turkey in the smoker.We have a Brinks smoker and have done wore the bottom out of the one of the pans.New pans need to be bought. Next month I get new tires for the truck! Yea! Just in time for winter and hopefully before it snows here,if it does.Well that's about it.I wantd to share the peas growing because I planted them in two drawers I had laying around and you can see they done very well.