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One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Before and After ~ Changing of the Seasons

Before


After

This is the door we use the most.  It's on the side of the house and in a portion of the house that the last owner added on.  The original farm house is very small.  There are no closets in the house, nor a window or fan in the original bathroom.

From where I took the photo, was the original back door. It is now the entrance to the kitchen.  There is very little space for a "mud" room, so I desperately searched for a solution to our pile up of mucking boots etc .

The homesteading wish list contains the adding on of a porch just outside the door in the photo.  We'd screen it in for boots and coats and rags to wipe down the dogs.


I found a nice shoe rack to stack boots on top, and garden shoes underneath.  Now...if the kids can only keep it this nice.

The snow boots are all put away for the season and the gardening gear has been brought out.  Bed covers are also getting a good washing this spring.

4 comments:

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

great idea.
A screened in porch is on my list as well.

I think I'm going to wash the furniture covers on the living room furniture today.

have a good one, Kristina

Pat

Sam I Am...... said...

I've been doing the same thing with cleaning my linens and mattress pads and got a real cleaning spurt which helped but the weather's still iffy...like 47 in the morning and then 75 by noon or more so it's hard to put winter clothes away as it is "layering season" so I can peel off as the day gets warmer. LOL! Nice job!

nancy said...

Me too- washing summer linens, getting out lighter pj's, putting out deck table and chairs...

Candy C. said...

The shoe rack helped very nicely to tidy up the area!