Tuesday, December 29, 2015

It's Finally Turned Cold

Well it's finally turned cold here in the south.All my plants outside are done for until spring.I wonder whether the Cannas are going to come back up.I got to start thinking about how many containers I want next year for a container garden.I know I will need a few or I should say a lot.I'm hoping it won't snow as bad this coming year like it did last year.It was awesome but bad at the same time.So far the prediction is just cold no snow or ice,let's hope it stays that way.

Hubstead is in the kitchen cooking spagetti,I'm taking a day off.Besides I made chili yesterday and it was really good.He has been off from work since last Wednsday and we take turns cooking when he is.Next Monday got to get the gas turned on.Gonna get real cold real soon!Fortunately we got electric heaters right now and we are staying warm.I would love to have either a fireplace or a woodburning stove right now.A lot of these old houses here in the south has a fireplace in them but we have this doublewide and I don't think we can put one in.

Well New Year  is around the corner and I really don't like to say how I want my year to go.I find it's better to just go with it.But I do a few goals.Get the container garden going,get the flooring done in the house(at least the living room and office).Get my water fixed in the bathrooms.I have one bathroom that don't have water going to the sink and the other bathroom,no water to the tub and shower.It's a start.We haven't been able to get stuff fixed since we have been here,but now since we paid off some of our debt,we can.We decided not to sell the house after we get it paid off.Why should we? All we'll have is the utilities and maybe I can get some solar power going after that.Sounds good to me.I think I would like to figure something else out about how to heat the house too.Gas is getting expensive here.Hence the woodburning stove.I also want to find a place to bead.I miss doing my beadwork.I found a small table to work on and I have everything else.Oh and I'm going to start sewing again.My sister-in-law gave me her sewing machine to sew on and now I can make my curtains and stuff.
Last years' snow! 16 inches

Well that's about it,everyone have a Happy New Year!!!!!!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Strength in Numbers

This morning I wanted to write something different.And the difference is I want to talk about how "we" the farmers and gardeners of this fine land keep coming up with new and improved ways of supplying our families with fresh produce and products.There are more and more people supplying their own now in America because we are learning of the poisons our foods contain that we buy from the grocery stores.The health issues we suffer from causes the health system to get overloaded and therefore the  government knows this.I try like crazy to NOT go to the doctors if I can help it.I have seen what natural living can do for you.The children are healthier and less prone to diseases.They learn more from getting away from the T.Vs and internet and get out and move their bodies.You get all the benefits of the natural foods and you feel better.

How to do this? redefine your priorities in your life.What matters more?your hectic every day life or a simply lifestyle? Numbers,the more your do the better off you are.There needs to be more people to realize we are a nation of doers.All we got to do is try.Find the time after all you find the time to work ,sleep,eat.Instead of going out to eat,grow your own and eat in.I've tried to eat out and now every time I do I get sick. Strength in numbers to make this world a better place not only for ourselves but our children too.It would make a great New Years resolution and I'm going to try to do just that.Just think of the satisfaction you'll get from doing this.Merry Christmas and have a great New Year!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Thankyou for the Visits

I just looked on my blog and realized I have had a little over 10,000 visitors.I appreciate your visits!

Nothing much has been going on,we had a few setbacks around here but we will continue giving updates.I finally have gotten one of my tires for the truck and this weekend going to get another.It makes it so much easier coming up the big hill but I don't know what this winter holds.It so hard to get around here with all the hills and I mean steep hills too.But that's one of the prices to be paid living out in the country here.We've had some really cold mornings where there has been a thin sheet of ice on the windshield but hubstead warms up the truck before we leave.I'm hoping that's all we'll get this winter is cold.

Well Christmas isn't too far off.I decided to skip putting up a tree again this year.Most likely we'll go to my brothers for Christmas anyways.I will decorate a little to get in the mood I suppose.Not like I don't have enough pine trees around here!I could do some pine boughs I guess.Make the house smell good.I hope I can get my big counter top oven so I can do some baking too.I miss making pumpkin pies and breads for the holidays.I make a mean beer bread!

So that's about it and I'm looking forward to the new year because we got lots planned!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Catching Up Blog

Well Thanksgiving was small around here this year. Hubstead smoked a turkey and I fixed stuffing and green beans and cranberry sauce.We were going to my brothers' house but my sister-in-a was so exhausted from taking care of her mother she didn't feel like doing a dinner this year.That's alright we weren't feeling up to going anyways.

The cold is coming in a little every week and pretty soon it will be here for a couple of months.My plants outside have died down for the winter and I have my more important ones in the house.Today I need to take them and water them.

Orion got loose the other night and we had to go find him.For people who don't know who that is it's our dog.He didn't wander far,I think he was looking for that other dog that has been coming around the house.I keep it ran off because I don't know if it was a male or female ,better be safe than sorry.Anyway it's took up resident someplace else.I have my hands full with this one.Not that I don't want another dog I would love to have one but....

I have been doing more cleaning and getting organized around here.We ended up getting another bookcase for our DVDs cause we got so many.We watch alot of movies around here.

I have been getting my seed catalogs in and I have been thinking about next years garden already.I don't know how I'm going to do it but container may be easier on my back.I did good this year for what little I had.Got more plans to do gourds and luffas.

Well we are in between holidays now and the next one coming up is Christmas.I have no idea what we are going to be doing.I haven't even set up a tree.I have an artificial tree that I got from my sister-in-law and its  a small one but now I have no place to put it.Amazing uh?Considering that this place has lots of storage space but now I have used most of it.Both bedrooms are full and I would have to move our love seat that is in front of our big window but I have no place to put the love seat.Might have to get a minature tree hahaha.That would work for now uh?