Homesteading, Organic Gardening, How to Farm, Preparedness, Self-Reliance
3 years ago we had a really cold snowy winter (last winter & the winter before we had a lot of snow but not as cold) and the wild duck population seemed to explode in our back yard with all of…Continue
It's been so mild with a little later than normal Indian Summer that we just stripped the tomato plants 2 days ago, and the beans a couple days before that.I have a huge batch of spaghetti sauce on…Continue
Lord keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
If God brings you to it, He will see you through it
Handle every stressful situation like a dog. Pee on it and walk away
First it rained for so many days that I couldn't get my veggie seedlings in then when the rains finally stopped and I started getting things in the ground the oppressive heat & humidity started and I just DON'T tolerate the heat very well so that put a halt to finishing getting the seedlings in. The heat and humidity have finally broken so I'm hoping to be able to finish tomorrow getting the last few things in the ground. Then it's on to deciding where the best location for my son's herb…Continue
This past spring & summer our grandson needed extensive dental work and the only dentist that I could find that would take our insurance wouldn't take his secondary insurance and because ours was the primary the secondary wouldn't reimberse for the co-pays so I was using part of my bill money to pay the dentist because they wouldn't make payment arrangements for the co-pays, so now with the holidays upon us I'm struggling to play catch up on bills and not enough money coming in to do…Continue
I'm always on the look out for a good deal and so far over the years I've scored a number of them for things we need/want but can't afford new. Most but not all have been free and a lot of those were side of the road finds.
Some of the things I've found on the side of the road free have been a 60's era Hamilton Beach electric meat grinder that works fantastic, 3 fans for times like this when it's hot but not hot enough for A/C, trash bags full of enough like new & new bedding for…Continue
Around here you never know what surprises are going to be waiting for you, like the morning I woke up to an egg that had hatched a week sooner than I expected, because I was putting eggs in the incubators at different times I was writing the dates on them so I could mark the calendar with the approximate hatch dates so when I put the duck egg in I marked the calendar well guess what Aracuna eggs are the same color as some duck eggs Then you have the ducklings that just have to…Continue