Friday, May 1, 2015

Did you ever?


Did you ever write a post and hit the publish button-- thinking it was Friday and your post was going to go out in your feed for Saturday?

... And then wake up the next day only to realize It's Friday?




Ok well, forget that.

So tonight we hit the trail and headed on over to the next town- we had supper and went shopping afterwards. 

Did you ever go into a store and feel like you shopped every department?

We bought a

  • new water filter for the kitchen tap. It didn’t fit and now I have to return it.
  • potting soil, bird feeders, wooden dowels, various assortment of pool chemicals  and CONTRACTOR sized trash bags
  • rit-dye… in a very comforting chocolate brown.
  • and POP-SICLES!!

The only thing we didn't get on the list was essential oil. I’m looking for lavender or something like that to go in my laundry soap.  I’ve never added scent—but think I might like it.  Did you ever add scent to your homemade laundry soap?

Did you ever check your list with the contents of the buggy; and think we should probably pay and get going before security stops us and we have to sign a Patriot Act and sworn affidavit... OR sit there while they do a background check on us?

assorted shopping 2

potting soil not pictured.

Sometimes-- a homesteader’s shopping list just looks suspicious… if not down right curious!

Did you ever think that? 


‘Til next time, be blesssed-



  Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?

Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. ~ John 6:28-29 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Kernals of Corn: April’s End and Duplicity

I can’t believe it’s the end of April already! Where has the time gone? It’s been three months today since these two Littles made their dual entry into the 

twin cousins 3 mos

Today I’m making laundry soap.  I’ve been doing this for about 10 years now—and I’m always happy with the results. When I first started out, I had a front load washer; and didn’t know at the time you’re supposed to run that machine through a CLEAN cycle. There were no settings. Over time—I started to doubt my Homemade laundry soap.  I’m sure it was the machine now.  Fast-forward to today—I have a different machine and am still using the laundry soap and our clothes do actually smell clean!


I made this today. I always double the recipe and it yields about 5 gallons…and lasts me almost 6 mos. 

are you a One-LAUNDRY-DAY-A-WEEK kind of person;  OR are you a One- Load- a-Day type?  


This is my weather outlook for the next week …SO,I’m going to DOUBLE up on laundry, including bedding and curtains (in some rooms), etc.
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Monday, April 27, 2015

Dig in and Grow-

Was on the fence about gardening this year. In fact, we did nothing to prepare for a vegetable garden. We really thought we’d be putting the house on the market and moving; and went as far as pulling some of our bed-boxes up and hauling them to the burn pile.

garden 2015

I kept two boxes.  They’ve both seen better days—but for now they’ve got veggies planted in them.  Yay!  I was really thrilled to work in the dirt over the weekend. 
There was plenty to do too. I had let the boxes get filled in with bermuda grass and weeds. I think I might of even dug up a few hardy potatoes, leftovers from last years garden.
We planted
  • Tomatoes (Big Beef and Goliath)
  • Crooked-neck squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini squash
  • Sweet Red onion
I went ahead and purchased plants instead of sowing seeds.
I also—didn’t double check, which plants are compatible with other plants. I seem to forget from year to year. I even have a notebook for that— still, I didn’t check. I wanted to get them in the ground before the rain.
We’ll see how this goes. Whatever comes up is fine by me. Like most of my gardening in the years past  —it’s pretty much ‘dig in and grow’! 
We’ve had storms the past two nights. They plants have perked up nicely; maybe they’ll take off and we'll get some groceries!
‘Til next time-
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