We are trying to buy USA made items when we do need to shop. I actually found a clipboard at Wal-mart that states it's made in the USA.
We bought chicken wire to start a much needed outdoor coop off the "chicken" barn.
Split wood again, but the weather is not too cold here.
We are bartering service work on our broken down van, with home canned goods again. The van was delivered, so I need to get busy so I have canned jelly to barter.
from the crafting journal . . .
I finished the new dishcloth pattern, and actually put another one in my store. I have already started a third one. I'm finishing up another knitted block for the block blanket, and have decided to put my tatting aside until the blanket is finished.
from my personal journal . . .
Hubby and I headed out for goat feed over the weekend. We had trouble finding the right brand in stock, and had a bag being held in another town. We had no time limitations, so we stopped at a brand new gun store and browsed. The store was packed with people too.
Next, hubby surprised me by taking me to a very large antique store, that we had not been too in about four years. We had so much fun walking around and browsing.
I did more than browse too. I was so excited to find this lipstick holder that I just had to buy it. I had no idea they existed until another farmgirl shared photos of the ones she has found.
Underneath the lipstick holder is a dish towel I found, that has tatting as the edging - $3.00. What a deal. What great finds, and useful too.
I bought his $5.00 vintage chopper also. Why? Well, it's a perfect container to hold elastic hair bands in my vintage decorated master bathroom.
I cleaned it up and when the chopper handle is lifted up, it brings up hair bands on the bottom piece. I'd rather buy USA made for every day use, and this chopper was made by the Lorraine Manufacturing Company in New York City. According to my research, they started up around 1868. What fun it was to find this out after I got home.
I had a very fun day, and hope to do that again in a few years.
from my gratitude journal. . .
Today I am thankful for:
~ being able to pay off one dentist bill
~ getting a day away and relaxing
~ the beautiful sunshine we are having
~ having enough firewood
~ my outdoor clothesline
~ once again, I am thankful for pen and paper
~ God's Promises